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Pre-Employment Drug Testing Reduces Turnover

In 2011, for the first time, drug overdose deaths in the US exceeded the number of motor vehicle fatalities, showing that drug abuse is becoming more and more prevalent in our society.  Employees who do drugs often have a greater turnover rate, costing employers fiscally.  Pre-employment drug testing is a way to limit turnover, by detecting which applicants are likely to miss work, raise insurance premiums, have performance issues and ultimately have a higher separation rate due to being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Workflow and Cost Efficiency 

        The Department of Labor states that the average cost of turnover is equal to 150% of the annual salary of an exempt employee.  SHRM has the lowest rate with $3,500 to replace one $8 per hour employee. These costs include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, reduced productivity, and business costs.  Pre-employment drug testing identifies prospective employees likely to demonstrate substance abuse issues on the job, reducing the chance of hiring unreliable workers while improving the potential longevity of the workforce.

Identifying Employees Subject to Untimely Separation
Identifying these employees prior to hiring benefits your company; culturally, operationally and fiscally.  About 75% of the nation’s substance abusers maintain employment, though this does not mean they maintain occupational longevity. Pre-employment drug testing is a dependable method of saving the firm time and money, while improving performance

Favorable Legal Environment
Pre-employment drug testing is increasingly a condition for employment as is continued testing (random, reasonable suspicion, post accident), causing legal questions about screening prospective employees.  Opponents contend screening violates individuals’ Fourth Amendment rights, wherein drug testing is an unwarranted search of person.  Despite arguments that the collection and analysis of biological samples constitute personal searches subject to Fourth Amendment protection, a number of compelling interests are served by testing.  The US Supreme Court has ruled that requiring employees to produce urine samples constitutes a “search” within the means of the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.  It is critical that testing is handled with the proper protocol by your compliance specialist, then your company is protected legally.

Benefits of Pre-employment Testing 
In addition to improving the bottom line for firms small to large, pre-employment drug testing provides measurable health and safety benefits.  Rather than off-site testing, implementing on-premise tests removes the opportunity to have the potential employee substituted at the testing site, stop to purchase an adulteration, or cause addition liability for the company.  I’ve had several calls about employees having a substitute take their ‘test’ for them.  Very interesting when an employee sends someone to the lab in their stead with a false ID or they look so similar that the technician does not notice.  In house mobile testing generates greater company control of testing processes, and reduces the time an employee is away from work.

Evidence suggests pre-employment testing will result in:
•  lower employee turnover,
•  increased employee productivity,
•  diminished absenteeism,
•  lower costs for workman’s compensation,
•  decreased health insurance expenses, and
•  improved workplace safety.

Conclusion
Regarding legal regulations governing pre-employment testing privacy concerns are understandable; drug testing must be enacted with due cause and according to proper protocol, by your compliance specialist.   Prospective employees can refuse to be tested, pre-screening is voluntary.  The fact a job may be withheld if one refuses testing, for the company the larger concern is for safety and company liability.   In the climate of today’s society pre-employment testing is both beneficial and necessary.

Checking out the caregivers: You would expect somebody to have drug testing, background checks

at least in the states that they previously lived or that they worked in, good supervision, and that they should be tested prior to coming to the household.”

Researchers say some agencies that provide in-home caregivers for the elderly show a don’t-care attitude about the people they hire.

At Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, researchers called 180 agencies nationwide, posing as people wanting to hire someone to care for an older relative. Researcher Lee Lindquist says some agencies did very well. But she says others did not give prospective employees drug tests or federal background screening.
Lindquist says:
“You would expect somebody to have drug testing, background checks at least in the states that they previously lived or that they worked in, good supervision, and that they should be tested prior to coming to the household.”
The study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society was supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Learn more at healthfinder.gov.

HHS HealthBeat (September 13, 2012)

What is a Consortium? Should you consider joining one for your random drug testing?

 

Did you know that if you hold a CDL license and are required to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) greater than 26,000 CGVWR, or you are transporting more than 16 passengers, or you are hauling placarded hazardous materials of any kind on the public roadways, you must be DOT drug and alcohol pre-employment tested? The FMCSA has ruled that no employer shall allow a driver to perform a safety-sensitive function until they have received a negative result of that test. “Safety-sensitive function” means all time from when a driver begins to work or is required to be in readiness to work until he/she is relieved from work and all responsibility for performing work.

You are also required to be part of a random testing selection pool. This pool must randomly test drivers who perform safety-sensitive functions at a minimum annual percentage rate of 10% for alcohol and 50% for controlled substances. All drivers must have an equal chance of getting tested and cannot be forewarned of selection.

Random testing for DOT drug and alcohol testing programs is required.  For smaller companies a Consortium easily manages the random drug/alcohol testing. There is no minimum or maximum number of drivers to be in a consortium.  In fact, a one driver company must be in a consortium.

Currently USA Mobile Drug testing of  Central Long Island can sign up the small trucking and bus companies and enroll them into our consortium. This consists of companies throughout the USA. Call or email us for more information on how this can help you with compliance. Central.longisland@usamdt.com

New Study of Employee Substance Use Shows the Need for Supervisor Training for drug and alcohol use

So you drug test your employees, now what?  TRAINING, TRAINING, TRAINING! Training is not only a key aspect of solidifying your drug testing investment it is also required in most cases.   If you are testing as part of the DOT, then you  have required supervisor and employee education as part of your compliance.

Why is  drug & alcohol training important? Supervisors and managers are typically trained on how to measure workforce productivity, manage their budgets or costs, or oversee projects and deadlines but do they really know whether another employee is using a substance on the job?  A new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has found that managers need to do more than just be around their employees all day.  They need training.  Training on drugs and alcohol.  The study interviewed 2,429 participants ranging in age from 18-65, all with civilian jobs. It was found that workers reported drinking less on the job when they thought their manager knew how to detect substance abuse and took corrective action.  The same was found true for those using drugs while working.

As Compliance Consultants we have a heavy concentration on Education.  Subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Reasonable Suspicion-Signs and Symptoms
  • Drugs & Alochol Awareness
  • Designated Employer Roles/Responsibilities
  • Drug Free Workplace ROI
  • Employee & Supervisor Education
  • Reduced Exposure/Workers’ Comp

Training opportunities available via online courses which can be ordered from USA MDT at central.longisland@usamdt.com OR 

We currently are offering the DOT required supervisor training, which anyone can benefit from, on September 18, 2012.

USA Mobile Drug Testing will host a Supervisor Training Webinar on Thursday, September 18, 2012 from 10am – 12 noon MST, 10am – 12 noon PDT and 1pm – 3pm EDT. Joe Reilly, Senior Compliance Officer for USA Mobile Drug Testing will conduct the webinar.  All participants will receive handouts and a certificate of completion. For more information and to register for the training on 09/18/2012 http://usamdt.com/webinars/supervisor-training-webinar/  or call Call 800-851-2021 for additional program information.  This date only is offered for only $15.00 for a live webinar.

Companies regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are required to have supervisors trained for reasonable suspicion drug testing. Section 382.603 of the FMCSA regulations states: “§ 382.603 ‐ Training for supervisors. Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substances use. The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require a driver to undergo testing under §382.307. The training shall include the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.”  This training will comply with the requirements of Section 382.603 of the FMCSA regulations.

 

Employees can’t pass pre-employment drug tests, some are pre-testing themselves to be sure..

The directors of The Employment Source and the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce say they are concerned about a growing trend: Individuals unable to enter the job market because they can’t pass initial drug screenings.

“It’s a real frustration for local companies because of the large number of applicants that fail a drug screening,” said Scott Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce.

Local companies have brought the issue to his attention, Robinson said.

Now, The Employment Source and the chamber, along with other organizations, are working together to conduct a survey to identify work force needs in the county. Robinson said they hope to learn exactly how much drugs and alcohol are interfering with the county work force.

Liz Carter runs Elizabeth Carter Consulting, based in New Concord. She specializes in training in the oil and gas industry. A former human resources coordinator for a large oil and gas company, Carter said there is a problem.

“Based on my personal experience, I would say that at least one out of 15 potential employees would test positive for pre-employment drug testing. However, most employees are aware that they will have to test for a job, so they clean up before they apply,” she said.

Drug testing, she said, was a requirement and employees were subject to random drug tests, noting that a higher percentage of new hires would test positive in their second round of drug screens.

Employees most commonly test positive for marijuana and prescription medications, Carter said. If they are found to have prescription drugs in their system, a medical review officer gives the employees a chance to prove their medication has been prescribed by a doctor. If they can’t prove it, they are fired.

“This is getting to be a big problem, I believe, not only in this industry, but all industries,” she said.

While David Schaffer can’t speak specifically about the work force, he can identify issues in the community. Schaffer is executive director of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.

Schaffer said 764 Tuscarawas County residents were admitted for alcohol and other drug abuse to local treatment agencies in the past eight months. The top three diagnoses were alcohol dependence, marijuana abuse and opioid dependence (heroin and prescription narcotics). The majority of users were found to be between 18 and 50 years old.

Schaffer couldn’t say how many of these individuals were employed or looking for jobs.

Lower health insurance premiums by instituting smoke free employees

USA Mobile Drug Testing not only offers a drug free work place, but testing for nicotine usage to help reduce high insurance premiums.  Many companies are enforcing smoke free employees, offering incentives to stop smoking thus lower premiums, and testing their staff to ensure they maintain their non-smoking status. 

Nicotine or its primary metabolite cotinine are most often tested to evaluate tobacco use. Long-term use of tobacco products can increase the risk of developing many diseases including lung cancerCOPDstrokeheart disease, and respiratory infections, or exacerbate asthma, and blood clot formation. In pregnant women, smoking can retard fetal growth and lead to low birth weight babies.

Because use of tobacco products can greatly affect the health of individuals, companies may use nicotine/cotinine testing to evaluate prospective employees for tobacco use. Many health and life insurance companies test applicants for nicotine or cotinine as well.

Many of the new policies expand on smoke-free workplace rules. At Bon Secours Virginia Health System, more than 300 employees have kicked the habit since its campuses went smoke-free in 2009, says administrative director Kim Coleman.

The bottom line will benefit because health care costs for tobacco users are $3,000 to $4,000 more each year than for non-smokers, says Bon Secours’ Cindy Stutts. “There’s also an impact on productivity,” she says, because smokers take more breaks.

 

Each year, smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke causes 443,000 premature deaths and costs the nation $193 billion in health bills and lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says 19.3% of U.S. adults smoked last year, down from 42.4% in 1965.

 

Nicotine and cotinine can both be measured qualitatively or quantitatively. Quantitative testing can help distinguish between active smokers, tobacco users who have recently quit, non-tobacco-users who have been exposed to significant environmental tobacco smoke, and non-users who have not been exposed.

When a person has reported that he or she is using nicotine replacement products but is no longer smoking, nicotine, cotinine, and urine anabasine measurements may sometimes be ordered. Anabasine is present in tobacco but not in commercial nicotine replacement products. If a sample tests positive for anabasine, then the person is still using tobacco products.

USA Mobile can perform urine testing for nicotine as an addition to drug testing, or as a test by itself.  We can customize any urine tests for your needs.  Just contact us at central.longisland@usamdt.com

Summertime Fun (For Some): DMT’s Return Leads to Hallucinogenic Trips

 

As a consequence of the contemporary designer drug phenomenon, some 1960s-era hallucinogens have come back into vogue. One drug in particular has seen resurgence in use that is probably related to the overall popularity of hallucinogenic drugs with younger users. The name of this drug: Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT for short. For readers on the west coast, this advisory is of particular importance. DMT is a drug that has a definite west coast history and root system; Northern California in particular has been a cauldron of DMT activity in the past years. 

DMT use today has resurged. Perhaps the bath salt phenomenon has in part prompted a return to drugs with hallucinogenic roots. Bath salts impart a partial hallucinogenic experience; they are psychedelic to some degree. DMT however is an entirely psychedelic experience, a trait that it shares with other hallucinogens such as LSD and mescaline. 

DMT is a drug that is best absorbed by smoking. Although there are some devotees who believe snorting of the powder is better, safer and smoother, the real veterans subscribe to the “free base” smoking of the drug. Using cocaine or methamphetamine pipes, users will smoke up to 50 mg in a single dose. The drug is smoked just like someone who is smoking crack cocaine. The user holds his or her breath for as long as possible before inhaling another lung full. The powder gives off a pungent odor that users describe as burning tires or smoldering plastic. In any event, the taste of the smoke is not pleasant. DMT smokers can be picked out of a crowd based on the rancid bad breath that they exhibit. 

DMT is purchased as an off-white powdery substance. It’s bundled in wax paper or small glass ampoules. In some cities, DMT is nearly impossible to find. In other cities, it may be as ubiquitous as marijuana. West coast communities are more versed with DMT. College towns, especially in times where students are returning to campus, DMT may be around. 

In any event, DMT is a naturally occurring hallucinogen that can be found in a long list of plants and trees. Perhaps the acacia tree is best known as a natural source of DMT. But this substance is also synthesized in underground labs as well. The processes involved are not easy to undertake, but it only takes a little production of DMT in order to make significant quantities of single dose allocations. DMT is a powerful hallucinogenic drug. In fact, LSD users often graduate to DMT use following their mastering of the LSD experience. 

Once the drug enters the bloodstream it exhibits significant affinity for several centrally located serotonin receptors, a trait that it shares with other hallucinogens such as LSD and mescaline. In addition to, and in quite a novel fashion, the drug appears to also interact with the D1 dopamine receptor. These functional aspects of DMT make it powerfully hallucinogenic, but also a stimulative provocative. Reading and listening to the clinical reports of people who use DMT, one is struck by the complexity of the drug high and the significant emotional toll that it takes on the user. DMT is not a drug for the novitiate. DMT is a drug that can be unwieldy and frightening. And like all hallucinogens, a DMT high is an experience that potentiates foundational psychological baselines. For instance, someone who is down, morose or given to fits of depression, DMT will likely drive that “high” further down. Conversely, if a user has a more positive outlook on life and of those around him/her, the “trip” will likely be a tangent of that mood and disposition. In user “speak,” don’t take this drug if you’re in a “downer mood.” 

Within 5-10 minutes of smoking, symptoms become obvious to the user. Almost immediately there are powerful distortions of color and sound. Sensory inputs are wildly distorted and potentiated. Once this has happened the user typically begins the “trip.” Alien beings, time transportation, and unusual music pervade the experience. The user has a sense that he/she has been taken somewhere else. And oftentimes that trip somewhere else allows the user to meet other beings that happen to live in the outer limits of one’s mind. 

For very veteran users, DMT is a precursor drug to later use of LSD. In that sense, DMT is a light cocktail before the main course is served. But for most DMT users, the excitement of that experience is enough. The symptoms exhibited by a user will be classically hallucinogen. A DRE or DAR trained person will discover very dilated pupils that react well to light. There will be no nystagmus, nor will there be any lack of convergence. The internal clock will likely be tilted to the fast side, perhaps very fast. Pulse will be elevated, perhaps very elevated. Systolic blood pressure will be elevated; diastolic pressure will be near normal. Piloerection, flushed skin and ruddy facial appearance may also be evident. A user will have a difficult time responding to questions; there may be 30-60 second delays in answering basic inquiries such as “What is your home address?” or “What is your telephone number?” The high will subside by the fourth hour; by the eighth hour the user will be back close to baseline. The drug is not known to cause or trigger flashbacks. 

(More information about DMT can be obtained from DARSYS by contacting the Drug Abuse Recognition Systems (DARS) Program at info@darstraining.com.)

 

Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) — Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.

When asked to estimate how many were involved, these teens reported that about 17 percent of students — roughly 2.8 million — are abusing drugs during the school day, according to the survey.

“The findings are alarming but not surprising,” said Bruce Goldman, director of substance abuse services at Zucker Hillside Hospital, in Glen Oaks, N.Y. “We know that teens abuse alcohol, cannabis, prescription medications. It makes sense that they do it at school where they congregate with their peers.

Goldman was not involved with the survey, which was released Wednesday by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia), in New York City.

The survey is a timely one, coming out soon after a U.S. government study found that more teenagers start drinking and smoking cigarettes and marijuana in June and July than in any other month.

The new survey also found that schools can be a hub of drug-dealing activity, with 44 percent of high schoolers saying they know a fellow student who sells drugs at their school.

Half of respondents knew of a place near their school where kids could go to drink and get high during the school day, according to the yearly back-to-school survey, which polled 1,003 12-to-17-year olds.

And more than one-third said that students had ample opportunity during the school day to drug, drink and smoke without getting caught.

Drug use in both public and private schools is on the rise, with 54 percent of private high school students reporting that drugs are available in their schools versus 24 percent in 2002 and 61 percent of students at public schools saying their schools are “drug infected,” compared with 46 percent in 2002.

Social media seem to be contributing to the overall trend, with 75 percent of teens saying that seeing photos of other teens partying on Facebook, MySpace or other social networking sites made them want to do the same.

Nearly half of teens who have seen such pictures perceived that the teens in the photos “are having a good time.”

Kids who had seen such photos were three to four times more likely to have used marijuana, alcohol or tobacco compared to kids who had not viewed this type of picture.

“Seeing teens partying with alcohol or marijuana on Facebook and other sites encourages other teens to want to party like that,” said Emily Feinstein, project director for the survey and a senior policy analyst with CASAColumbia. “Clearly, parents really need to help children navigate that world safely.”

The survey also looked specifically at parental supervision and parental expectations and found both to play a major role in teens’ drug use.

Children who are left home alone overnight are about twice as likely to have used alcohol or marijuana and three times as likely to have used tobacco, compared to kids who are not left home alone.

Teens who believe their parents would not be “extremely upset” to know that their child was using drugs were less likely to engage in this type of behavior.

“Parents need to be hypervigilant and monitor their children’s friends, both virtual and reality,” Goldman said.

The same goes for school personnel, he added.

“If kids know who is using drugs, why don’t the staff?” he asked.

Feinstein concluded, “Preventing addiction is all about preventing teen substance use because the developing brain is more vulnerable. We really need to look at this as a health care problem rather than a behavioral problem and start screening and intervening early.”

SOURCES: Emily Feinstein, J.D., senior policy analyst, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia), New York City; Bruce Goldman, LCSW, director, substance abuse services, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, N.Y.; Aug. 22, 2012, The National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens

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Beware of what is really in your sports supplement. Ever hear of Jack3D or DMAA?

Workout supplements, fatigue management, weight loss.. DMAA is not only in Jack3d but many pre-workout supplements including Mesomorph, another common powder now being used as a fatigue management tool, much like Jack3d, in the workplace.

“A popular sports supplement has been banned from use in the UK after it was found to contain a toxic substance that can have lethal side effects.  Fitness fanatics should no longer use Jack3D because it contains the chemical DMAA which has been linked to the death of at least one man, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said.

The MHRA has ruled that Jack3D is an unlicensed medicinal product and that all other products containing DMAA need to be removed from the market to protect public safety. DMAA, which is used as a workout aid or weight-loss supplement, has been linked to psychiatric disorders, heart attacks, strokes and even a death.

It has been linked to suspected adverse drug reactions across the world. A male mine worker died in Australia after taking DMAA which he purchased over the internet, an Australian coroner found.

MHRA’s medicines borderline section manager David Carter said: “People need to be aware when choosing their sports supplements. These products may claim to increase performance but contain powerful ingredients which can have serious side effects. “We recommend that people only use approved products and speak to a qualified medical practitioner if they have any concerns about any supplements they may be taking.”

DMAA is also on the list of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. 

“Athletes who use sports supplements need to choose reputable manufacturers who can justify their claims with scientific evidence, and have their products screened to minimise the risk of testing positive for a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list.”

Copyright © 2012 The Press Association. All rights reserved.  Read on for more from Australia:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/14444970/miner-naive-about-drugs/
Miner ‘naive’ about drugs Kate Campbell, The West Australian Updated August 3, 2012, 3:12 am
Workers who faced routine drug screening were resorting to buying a range of legal drugs for recreational use that were “most unsafe”, State Coroner Alastair Hope warned yesterday at an inquest into the death of a fly-in, fly-out worker.

Mr Hope was handing down his findings into the death of Busselton father-of-two, who died from a brain hemorrhage after mixing a stimulant, known as DMAA, into his beer in April last year at a workmate’s house. The coroner said Mr Dahlenburg, 41, had been “naive” about the toxic effects, dosage and purity of DMAA, which is found in diet and sports supplements and was developed as a nasal decongestant. Mr Hope concluded Mr Dahlenburg’s “tragic” death was caused by the substance.

DMAA was believed to produce amphetamine-like effects. The inquest was told medical experts knew little about the side effects of DMAA and people who ended up in hospital after taking the drug were unwittingly conducting human trials on themselves. Mr Hope said Mr Dahlenburg, who the inquest was told declined his friend’s offer to take him to hospital when he became sick, might have taken up to 40 times the recommended dose of the powder, which he bought over the internet.

And other in New Zealand

 

Adverse event reports (AERs) are building against the controversial stimulant dimethylamylamine/methylhexaneamine (DMAA/MHA), with a 21-year-old New Zealand man suffering a “cerebral haemorrhage” shortly after ingesting two DMAA-laced “party pills

 

Bath salts addiction, the telltale signs

Remember that the bath salts we’re talking about right now are not the same bath salts you pour into your tub after a long day at work. Those are made from Epsom salts and scented oils; these are chemicals that mock the effects of cocaine, ecstasy, and other harmful drugs.

Some of the most common signs ofBath Salts addiction include:

    • Intense cravings
      • Some studies show that bath salts can trigger “meth-like” cravings in abusers. This is incredibly dangerous, and can lead to people doing unthinkable actions to fulfill their desires.
    • Increased heart rate or blood pressure
      • As stimulants, bath salts can cause dangerously high heart rates and blood pressures.
    • Suicidal thoughts or actions
      • One of the comedown effects of bath salts is an increase anxiety, depression, and negative psychological ways of thinking. Some scientists even say that bath salts diminish the sensation of pain, which makes it even easier for people to cause harm to themselves.
    • Delirium and paranoia
      • These effects go along with all of the others. Users tend to focus on the feelings of euphoria and pleasure the drug can evoke, but those psychological modifiers tend to turn into very negative behaviors that are one of the reasons why these drugs are so incredibly dangerous.
    • Insomnia
      • This side effect may also be linked to unusual amounts of energy and euphoria.
    • Aggression or violence
    • Resources:There are numerous cases of people abusing bath salts causing extreme harm to themselves and others, partially due to thehallucinations and paranoia they may feel while on the drug. Keep an eye out for people who are more prone to anger than before.
  • Hallucinations and psychosis
    • Not only do abusers of bath salts suffer form hallucinations, these visions and thoughts they experience often prompt incredibly violent physical reactions, including cannibalism, suicide, self-harm, and murder.
  • Fever
    • Bath salts can cause hyperthermia, which is an overheating of the body. These drugs prevent the body from regulating its own temperature, which is incredibly dangerous. You may notice your child or employee experiencing hot flashes or fever in addition to some of these other symptoms if they are using the drug. On the other hand, the inability to regulate body temperate can also result in the chills.
  • Weight loss
    • People who abuse bath salts may no longer feel a need to eat or maintain their body, and thus their weight may drop drastically.
  • Signs of drug use
    • These signs may include damage to the nose, track marks, packaging in the trash, pipes or syringes around their space, or even spending more time with a new, unusual group of friends or peers.
Fox News: “What You Need to Know About ‘Bath Salts‘” (June 2012)
Drug Rehab 101: “Meth Type Cravings from ‘Bath Salt Drugs?‘” (December 2010)
Addiction Treatment: “Signs of ‘Bath Salts’ Addiction
USA Mobile Drug Testing can provide you with specialty lab tests to detect bath salts. Call 516-802-3546 or email central.longisland@usamdt.com for more information

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