Genetic Study of Impulsiveness Reveals Associations with Drug Use

February 11, 2019

Some of the same genes that influence a person’s propensity toward impulsiveness also affect whether or not he or she will use drugs, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.   Published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study is another in a series of studies done by researchers looking at the genetic underpinnings of behavior, addiction, and…


The ins and outs of introducing a drug-free workplace program

November 6, 2018

When you think of substance abuse, you may picture it occurring in some shady back alley, but you might be surprised at how often drug usage carries over into the workplace. Approximately 70 percent of illicit drug users and 80 percent of heavy alcohol users are gainfully employed, and most don’t realize they have a problem, according to safety specialists. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse…