Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol abuse, a historical public health concern, is gaining increased interest among medical professionals and analysts. Developing assessments are unveiling the significance of an alcohol crisis despite overshadowing drug epidemics. An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The prevalence of … Continued

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Nova Scotia considers liquor home delivery

For those who’d like beer delivered at their doorstep, and with just a few clicks of a button, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation may soon make this dream a reality. After much consideration, the Crown corporation is looking to start a home delivery service for some of its most sought after alcohol products. The move … Continued

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Tununiq MLA calls for more drug testing at Baffin Island mine

According to David Qamaniq, Tununiq MLA, Baffinland Iron Mines should implement more stringent drug and alcohol testing. Specifically, during recent regulatory meetings, Qamaniq has suggested that all workers should be screened using urine samples, similar to the drug-testing process used at the Olympics. In turn, Baffinland Iron Mines has produced a written response to Qamaniq’s … Continued

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How to deal with drug testing and remote workers

A recent article published in People Management discusses the possibility to monitor and offer support on substance misuse to individuals working remotely. With consumption of alcohol on the rise during the pandemic, experts and employers have voiced concerns over alcohol consumption by employees working remotely and from home. According to Alan Lewis, a legal expert … Continued

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MADD Canada pushes for warning labels on alcohol products

Due to increased alcohol consumption during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (MADD) is calling on Canada’s Health Minister, The Honourable Patty Hajdu, to include warning labels on alcohol products. According to the results of a poll commissioned by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), Canadian … Continued

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Recommendations on drug and alcohol testing during COVID-19

In a recent opinion piece published in the Health and Safety Magazine, Christine Clearwater, president of Drug-Free Solutions Group, a risk management and loss control consulting firm, made recommendations to employers regarding drug and alcohol testing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, many employers are uncertain whether they should maintain or make changes to their … Continued

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The CDC has acknowledged that COVID-19 virus can be airborne

After months of mounting evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by air, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidelines to recognize that the coronavirus can be airborne. According to the CDC, the guidelines were updated because of the growing evidence that individuals with COVID-19 can infect people from … Continued

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Mobile drug injection site begins operating in Glasgow

A mobile drug injection van where drug users can safely inject heroin has been launched in Glasgow, despite concerns that it could be breaking the law. The minibus, also termed as the “fix room,” is owned and operated by Peter Krykant, a recovering heroin addict, who has modified the vehicle into a facility for drug … Continued

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Eighteen arrested in largest-ever fentanyl seizure in London

Earlier in September, a series of police raids that took place in London and Brampton resulted in the arrests of 18 suspects who were allegedly operating an illegal fentanyl ring. During this operation, police seized $725,330 worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine, as well as two loaded handguns and $55,000 in cash. According to the London … Continued

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