Drug Direction

Fentanyl; A Major Factor in Opioid Abuse.

June 25, 2019 Tagged: OD, Tagged: opiod, Tagged: lethal drug, Tagged: synthetic opioid, Tagged: pain management, Tagged: drug over-dose Comments (0)

What is Fentanyl? Why are people dying from it?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but far more powerful. It was developed to be used in anesthesia, pain management, and for breakthrough cancer pain.  Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin, and 100 times more potent than morphine; making it an extremely dangerous drug when used without medical supervision and proper administration. Because of its intense strength, fentanyl is intended for use only to treat patients with severe or chronic pain. It comes in multiple forms including pills, tablets, lollipops (Actiq), patches and powder. 

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Top Drugs Detected in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana

March 06, 2019 Tagged: drug testing, Tagged: oral fluid drug testing ,, Tagged: most used drugs Comments (0)

Data Supports Findings

Forensic Fluids Laboratories (FFL) has collected extensive data regarding drug prevalence in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana through testing with their state-of-the-art technology. Analysis of this data demonstrates the most frequently detected drugs in each area. The lab predominantly offers drug testing for Child Protective Services, county specialty courts, and employer pre-screenings. Through this testing, FFL’s team of toxicologists has gathered data concerning the most prevalent drugs in each state, along with data for each county that FFL has contracted services. The county data support the findings that in all three states, the top drugs in the serviced counties are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Amphetamine and Methamphetamine. Other drugs detected in the analyses include Opiates, Cocaine, and Methadone. THC is the physiologically active component found in cannabis, and Forensic Fluids Laboratories recognizes the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in December of 2018 in Michigan may be relevant to higher statistics of THC.

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Major Implications of Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

December 06, 2018 Tagged: Legal High, Tagged: marijuana, Tagged: legalized marijuana, Tagged: legal pot smoking, Tagged: recreational marijuana, Tagged: Drugged Driving Comments (0)

On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters said “yes” to the legalization of recreational marijuana. With over 4.3 million voters reporting to the polls, 56 percent voted in favor of the 18-1 proposal. Now, on December 6, marijuana will be legalized to adults over the age of 21.

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