The use of crystal meth, or better known in Australia as ”ice”, is everywhere, but it appears to be more rampant in Victoria, according to a report by 9News.com, which calls ice use in that part of the country an “epidemic”.Read More
Illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, and ice are inherently dangerous. They wreak havoc on the brain, heart, liver, and other vital organs in the body. They alter how a person looks or acts. They destroy lives. For that very reason, governments have declared them illegal, and rightly so. Severe punishments await those caught violating laws related to these substances.
Alcohol also happens to cause liver damage, heart problems, and strokes, among other things. Drunk people tend to be uninhibited, and in many cases, violent. Families have been torn apart by alcoholism, and countless people have met their deaths because drivers had one too many drinks. Just like illicit drugs, alcohol destroys lives. And the funny thing is they can be bought legally and quite easily as long as you’re of a certain age. Now alcoholism is becoming an epidemic, and numerous studies and surveys are proving it.Read More
The concept of drug testing at work has been around for more than three decades, yet there are still people who surprisingly question its relevance or are simply not aware of its connection to workplace safety. Regardless of how you view it, drug testing for workplace safety is an essential part of looking out for the health, safety, and welfare of the workforce, and that statement is backed by the results of several studies which prove the connection between drug testing and workplace safety.Read More
A paralysed employee who was dismissed by the company he works for — after failing a workplace drug test in 2010 — is now taking his case to the Colorado Supreme Court, according to an article by Jack Healy for The New York Times. (more…)Read More
Much has been said by experts and addiction treatment professionals about the dangers of crystal meth, more popularly known as ice. However, it’s quite interesting when you hear an actual casual ice user talk about the drug, which is exactly what Matt Noffs makes possible in an article for The Age.Read More
A new study has revealed that a brief screening-and-intervention protocol that has proven to be effective for alcohol abuse does not work quite well when applied to illicit drug use, according to report by Medical Xpress. (more…)Read More
We all know that drug and alcohol take a toll on workplaces with employees who use or abuse them, but do you know to what extent? An article written by James A. Pitts for Business Insider Australia gives us an idea, and it’s staggering.Read More