Now Opioids’ Victims Span Gender and Generation

Now Opioids' Victims Span Gender and Generation The numbers are daunting.  What began more than two decades ago as a public health problem primarily associated with young and white middle-aged males has grown into an epidemic of prescription and illicit opioid abuse across generational and gender boundaries. According to new data from 1999-2017 in the ... Read more

The Silent Crisis in Construction

The Silent Crisis in Construction While we’ve seen the negative impact of the opioid epidemic has had on various industries, the crisis in construction has moved in silence. Typically workers are injured on-site and are prescribed pain-relieving narcotics to numb the pain. Forcing themselves to return to work early results in exacerbated injuries, loss of ... Read more

Recreational? Medical? It’s still a Schedule I drug.

Recreational? Medical? It's still a Schedule I drug. Recently Psychemedics co-hosted the Oil and Gas Symposium on Marijuana in Houston Texas. Although the legal landscape may be changing some things remain clear for transportation firms. THC (marijuana) is still a Schedule 1 drug After alcohol, marijuana is most linked in to impaired driving Countless studies ... Read more

Three Fronts on the War Against Addiction

Three Fronts on the War Against Addiction Many drug users have a drug of choice and believe they know what their body can handle before developing an addiction or suffering a potentially fatal overdose. But as the saying goes, “everything may not be as it seems.” This week we will focus on three different-but-connected topics: ... Read more