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Prescription Drug Abuse: A Growing Problem

Every day, people are battling a growing problem worldwide: prescription drugs abuse. This battle encompasses people of all ages, genders, creed and color. From the high school student stealing a parent’s prescription pills to older adults who excessively use painkillers due to chronic pain, nobody is immune from falling under the spell of prescription drugs.
Prescription drug abuse can ruin lives and families. Most addicts do not act like normal people and this can cause relationship problems with spouses, children and parents – although it is not unheard of to have a secret drug addiction for a long period of time. Normal people can easily become prescription drug abusers after painful accidents, recovery from surgery, or while treating mental illness. When users cannot renew their access to a drug, they must find it in less than legal ways which can lead to dangerous encounters or arrests.
Fatal overdoses are also growing. According to the Center for Disease Control, the rate of dea…

Benefits of MD Saliva Screen: Oral Fluids Drug Test

MD Saliva Screen- Oral Fluids Drug TestProduct Review
Drug testing employees or candidates for employment can be pretty complicated, but with Medical Disposables’ Saliva Screen Oral Fluids Drug Test, drug testing can be quick and hassle free. This saliva drug test kit detects 10 different drugs and is extremely sensitive to THC, even at very low levels. This easy to use and easy to read test is perfect for staffing agencies that must screen candidates, and is also ideal for employers and home test use.
How To Use The Saliva Rapid Test Cup To use this product, simply have the subject swab the inside his or her mouth and keep the swab inside until the indicator turns red, or up to seven minutes. Then place the donor’s sample into the provided cup, sponge first. It is important to make sure the test cup is resting on a flat surface, and that the subject has not consumed anything, even gum, in the ten minutes prior to the test.
The easy to decipher test results can be read within a few minute…

Synthetic Marijuana and Prescription Abuse: A Teen Trend

 Children are precious, and parents long to protect their teens from danger. 


During the teenage years children are likely to come into contact with drugs at school, with friends, or during extra-curricular activities. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 60% of teenagers admitted that they could readily access drugs at their high school campus. One of the lesser known teen drug abuse facts is that synthetic marijuana and prescription drugs are a growing trend. Teens have virtually the same access to these drugs as they do the more classic drugs, such as marijuana and cocaine. Teenagers are smart enough to realize that many common drug tests do not register these popular drugs.


What Is Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana, known as “spice” or K2 to savvy users, is popular with young people and is still not illegal in many states, although it is surely banned from every school. It is made by coating plant materials, usually ones that have a traditional place …