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Railroad Workers and Addiction

According to internal federal documents obtained by The Washington Post, drug testing in 2016 showed that almost eight percent of railroad workers involved in accidents tested positive for marijuana, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, cocaine, morphine, and OxyContin. The number of drug-positives test obtained after accidents was ten times higher than ten years ago. In 2014 the number…

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Utah Healthcare Providers and Addiction

Intermountain Healthcare is the largest healthcare provider in the intermountain west and well known throughout Utah. They have 22 hospitals and over 185 clinics. They have 1,500 multi-specialty doctors and caregivers and a total of 37,000 employees as of 2015. The University of Utah Health is the Mountain West’s only academic health care system and…

a man drinks and thinks about alcohol abuse and addiction in utah

Alcohol Abuse In Utah

Alcohol abuse in Utah is continuously less than the national averages. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a problem. People in Utah still abuse alcohol and suffer with alcohol abuse. Just because numbers are lower it doesn’t mean they are nonexistent. Many people attribute the lower numbers to the higher population of practicing LDS…

a homeless person holds a metal cup and thinks about addiction and poverty

Addiction and Poverty

Just as there is a constant debate over the idea of which came first, the chicken or the egg, there has been a constant debate over the correlation between addiction and poverty or income levels. For a long time, it was believed that all addicts were or would eventually be under the poverty line or…

surgeons talk about the risks of opioid addiction after surgery

Risks of Opioid Addiction After Surgery

Your child’s doctor recommends they get their tonsils taken out, common surgery, when it’s done take them home and give them opioids. Your younger sibling’s wisdom teeth are coming in and need to be removed, common surgery, when it’s done take them home and give them some opioids. You were constantly getting gallstones and needed…