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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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What is Adderall?

December 08, 2016 Tagged: Adderall, Tagged: ADHD, Tagged: amphetamine Comments (0)

What is Adderall?

Adderall is commonly prescribed to patients to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall is a mixture of amphetamine salts. It acts as a central nervous system stimulant for chemicals in the brain. While Adderall helps many patients overcome their illnesses, improper use of this drug has been increasing in young people.

Adderall misuse

Adderall has grown in popularity in recent years with young adults and students who do not have a prescription. Prescriptions for Adderall have not increased, meaning the people are getting this drug from friends and family members who have a prescription. One study found 60 percent of Adderall nonmedical use was among 18-to-25-year-old individuals.

Students across the country are using Adderall to help increase focus and study all night long because of the stimulant effects that come from using amphetamine. Another study showed an estimated 30 percent of students had used Adderall as a study drug. Young people crush, snort, dissolve in water or even inject Adderall into their systems. Injection being among the most dangerous uses because portions of the tablets can block small blood vessels.

What are the side effects?

Side effects of Adderall use include:

  • Exaggerated confidence
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping and staying asleep
  • Anxiety

Fatal overdose from Adderall abuse can occur because of heart attack, stroke, and/or liver failure. Mixing Adderall with other substances, such as alcohol, can dramatically increase the risk of fatal overdose. Forensic Fluids Laboratories can test for Adderall by detecting amphetamines.

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