‘Dabbing’ the New Drug of Choice for Teens?

It’s a new twist on an old drug and it’s becoming increasingly more popular among teens in Arizona. The drug is called “Butane Hash Oil” or BHO. On the street, it goes by many names including shatter, wax, ear wax, honey oil, amber or dabbing. Dabbing because you only need a dab. “It’s something that … Read more

National Drug Abuse Survey: Workplace Abuse Persists; Marijuana, Heroin Use Gain

The Government’s Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings and Detailed Tables, finds that 8.9 percent of full-time employees and 12.5 percent of part-time employees, 18 years of age and older, are current illicit drug users, while 18.1 percent of unemployed adults in that age group are … Read more

Prescription-Drug Abuse Poses a Major Threat to Workplace Safety

Abuse of prescription painkillers is one of the top emerging threats to workplace safety and public health, National Safety Council CEO Janet Froetscher said Monday. In a keynote address at the 2013 National Safety Congress and Expo in Chicago, Froetscher pointed out that 45 people die from abuse of prescription pain medications everyday – more … Read more

Drug Use Drops for America’s Youth, Rises in the Over 50 Crowd

Drug use among America’s youth is dropping, but it’s booming among people over 50, a U.S. government survey released Wednesday shows. Last year, the rate of illicit drug use among children and teenagers 12 to 17 years old dropped to 9.5 percent, down from 11.6 percent a decade earlier, according to the Substance Abuse and … Read more