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2014-08-20 08:28:43

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers, law enforcement officers and physicians are among those who need reliable testing results to make informed decisions, driving demand for test technologies. In 2013, sales for drugs of abuse testing and technologies reached $2.8 billion, increasing 4.3% from 2011, according to Kalorama Information. A major contributing factor to growth is the continued growth of illicit drug use worldwide and the emergence of new drugs of abuse....

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2014-08-19 02:30:27

Amy Patterson Neubart, Purdue News Service Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers — but not peer pressure — according to a Purdue University study. "With the 18-29 age group we may be spending unnecessary effort working a peer pressure angle in prevention and intervention efforts. That does not appear to be an issue for this age group," said study co-author Brian Kelly, a professor of sociology and anthropology who studies drug...

2014-08-18 23:02:28

New research report “Alcohol Breathalyzer And Drug Testing: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020” drawn up by WinterGreen Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the value of the global alcohol breathalyzer and drug testing market is forecast to reach USD 7 billion by 2020. London, UK (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Currently standing at USD 699 million, the value of the global alcohol breathalyzer and drug testing market is...

2014-08-18 23:00:41

August is designated as Family Fun month, and Narconon Arrowhead is releasing tips to help families focus on drug-free, active, and healthful experiences which all family members can share and enjoy. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Importance of Family Narconon Arrowhead executives and staff recognize that the family is the basic building block of our society. It is the first group we belong to as a child. It is the source of our upbringing and the values which we learn...

2014-08-16 16:21:01

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada regularly undertakes evidence-based communications to raise awareness about serious public health issues. From 2007 to 2012, for example, as part of the government's National Anti-Drug Strategy, the Department developed the DrugsNot4Me mass media campaign. The Department also engages with partners on smoking cessation campaigns like "Break It Off". As standard practice, the Department seeks partnerships and invites health professionals...

2014-08-14 23:05:23

National non-profit organization notMYkid is giving away more than 4000 free home drug test kits, in more than a dozen U.S. cities. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 With each new school year, kids will be required to pass a number of tests. None is more important than the test they’ll face when pressured to use drugs by their peers. Often a simple “no” isn’t enough to deflect peer pressure and allow a child to save face with their friends. That’s why the national non-profit...

2014-08-14 12:27:23

DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Alcohol Breathalyzer And Drug Testing Equipment: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020" to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as law enforcement and companies get more businesses test for substance abuse. Alcohol abuse and drug abuse represent a...

2014-08-13 12:28:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today announced the adoption of new guidelines for pain treatment to be used in hospital emergency departments statewide. As part of his plan to reduce prescription drug abuse and overdoses in Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett directed the departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health (DOH) to establish...

2014-08-13 12:28:30

Educating and engaging young people in meaningful activities to help prevent illicit drug use in our communities WELLAND, ON, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced $511,053 of federal funding under the Government's National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS), for the "C'est mon choix" project that will help prevent illicit drug use and prescription drug...

2014-08-12 23:11:42

Treatment Center Offers More Opportunities for Substance Abuse Care Canaan, CT (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Mountainside treatment center has again expanded its comprehensive continuum of care to include Outpatient Services. These services are now available to all of Mountainside's clients as part of their continuing care planning options. They are also available to individuals from the local community who have treatment needs better suited to a non-residential rehabilitation program....


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