COVID Border Closures Thwart Drug Traffickers.

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As in other businesses, drug traffickers have had to adapt their games to survive when COVID-19 impacted their normal means of supplying America’s substance abusers. Unlike other businesses, they have been completely free of governance, able to make their own rules, and turn on a dime as conditions change.

Has their business survived? The record number of overdose deaths CDC projects for 2020 tells us that it is more than surviving—it is flourishing. And some of your workers, isolated and out of normal routines, may well have found a ready supply to cope with days that are anything but normal. Now is a good time to evaluate and adjust your drug testing protocols for changed behaviors and some newly trending substances.