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1 SAFETY F1RST A Division of BHS UBSTANCEBUSEREENVIRONMENTSAFE By Erle P. Morring Two Metroplex Drive Suite 507 Birmingham, Alabama

2 Drug Use in America 60% of all illegal drugs produced worldwide are consumed in the United States $120 billion annual gross income from the sale of illicit drugs in the United States More than two times the combined profits of Fortune 500 companies Institute for a Drugfree Workplace

3 Drug Use in America In an average month: 20.4 million Americans used illicit drugs 14.8 million Americans used marijuana 2.4 million Americans used cocaine 10.2 million American reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs 125 million (1/2 of the US population) reports current use of alcohol 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

4 Alcohol Use in America 20.5 % of population 12 and older participated in binge drinking in the last 30 days 12.9 million people 12 and old reported heavy drinking One-half of all Americans report being “current” drinkers 14 million Americans meet the diagnosis criteria for alcoholism or alcohol abuse

5 The Economic Impact $180 billion – illegal drugs $184 billion – alcohol $364 billion ONDCP, NIDA

6 Let’s Break It Down Health care benefits: 300 percent higher costs and benefits Lost productivity: 1/3 less productive Property damage: to vehicles, equipment, etc. Property theft: missing equipment, laptops, computers, tools, etc. Worker’s compensation claims: 38 to 50 percent of all claims are related to substance abuse Turnover: Cost 7K to replace a salaried employee Office of National Drug Control Policy

7 Generation Rx 62% believe Rx drugs are easy to get from someone’s medicine cabinet 40% believe prescription meds are safer than illicit drugs 31% believe there is “nothing wrong” with using Rx meds without a prescription “once in a while” 56% think Rx drugs are easier to get than illicit drugs 55% don’t think using over the counter drugs to get high is risky 52% believe that Rx pain relievers are “available everywhere” Partnership for a Drug Free America

8 The Five Panel Drug Test Marijuana Amphetamines Opiates Cocaine Phencyclidine Metabolites including including Metabolites (PCP) Meth Heroin Morphine Codeine

9 The Ten Panel Drug Test Barbiturates – Downers Benzodiazepines – Ativan, Librium, Xanax Methadone – Dolphine Methaqualone – Quaaludes Propoxyphene – Darvon Cannot be used for DOT testing purposes. Also consider expanded opiates panel.

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14 Amphetamines

15 Methamphetamines

16 INDICATORS OF USE Skin problems “Digging” Repetition Meth mouth Confusion Weight loss

17 Methamphetamines

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20 Candy Meth “Drug traffickers are trying to lure new customers, no matter what their age, by making meth seem less dangerous.” -- Steve Robertson, DEA

21 Candy Meth Adding flavoring to give it a strawberry flavor Turn crystals pink Combats bitter taste Crystals in heart shaped pill-like forms Referred to as Strawberry Quick

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24 Cheese Heroin THE NEW TEENAGE HEROIN MARKET Cheese, Chees, Chez, Chz, Queso, Keso, Kso (look for these text messages in cell phones ) It’s black tar heroin combined with crushed Tylenol PM tablets Tan colored power usually snorted through the nose Packed in paper bindle or zip lock bag As cheap as $2 a hit Identified in dozens of Dallas schools

25 Warning Signs Excessive absences/tardiness especially after holidays or weekends Frequent requests for time off during the workday Numerous accidents without an explanation Frequent trips to automobile and restroom Non work related visitors from other employees or strangers Drastic weight changes Deterioration in personal grooming and hygiene Need of money Avoidance of supervisors

26 Questions & Answers. Thanks for Your Attention. SAFETY F1RST


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