Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse is Still a Concern
Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse may not make headlines the way it uses to, but it is still a constant concern in today’s society affecting millions of people every day. Alcohol abuse poses a growing threat to the people around the abuser and can prove to put them in dangerous situations. Those who continue to abuse alcohol and are still able to function in society still pose a danger to themselves and others. The sad truth is when one is regularly consuming large quantities of alcohol on a regular basis, they are still impairing their actions as well as their judgment.
In our society, there is an unfortunate stereotype that an alcoholic is someone who has hit rock bottom, perhaps staggering from place to place, homeless or worse. Though this is true for some, today’s high-pressure lifestyles coupled with harsh economic circumstances may produce individuals – functioning alcoholics, or those who are able to maintain relationships and jobs while exhibiting alcoholism. Dualdiagnosis.org comments on Functioning Alcoholics in this way:
Functional alcoholics may not even drink every day, but instead, engage in frequent episodes of binge or heavy drinking every few days. A functional alcoholic may not see a problem with her drinking, and she may lead a sort of double life wherein she is able to completely separate her drinking life from her professional and personal life.
Preventing Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse at the Workplace
Some employers who employ functioning alcoholics may not even be aware. Many companies are implementing a Drug-Free policy where they promote a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol-free environment. For companies that require regular use of heavy machinery, or perhaps those in public safety, mandatory drug tests can be expected. What about everyone else? Part of the requirements of employers is to provide a safe workplace where employees can thrive. Many employers would consider pre-employment drug screening tests, as well as randomized drug testing soon after the hiring process their responsibility to their staff for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse. At Ovus Medical we offer EtG tests that are more commonly used to test sobriety levels in individuals due to its sensitivity. Our latest BLOG has further information.
Can I Purchase a Drug Test to detect Alcohol Levels?
Ovus Medical offers Drug Tests in Bulk, or for single use. If you are concerned about how someone will fare on a Drug Test, or simply wish to test yourself, it’s a fairly easy process taking only a few minutes. Our Single Use 12 Panel Urine Drug Test tests for 12 commonly abused drugs. However, there are ETG tests Strips available to detect Ethyl glucuronide. Ethyl glucuronide is a metabolite of ethanol which is formed in the body by glucuronidation following exposure to ethanol, usually from drinking alcoholic beverages.
Ovus Medical also offers ETG Strips in conjunction with your purchase of Drug Testing Cups at a discounted price – 12 Panel Cups + ETG Strips.
Drug Testing Cups: After the donor seals the urine in the leak-proof container, it is then handed off to the evaluator. What makes the process streamlined is that the strips used to indicate the test results are sealed within the container. For hygiene reasons, this is ideal. When it is time to view the test results, the evaluator simply peels away the outside label revealing the drug test strips with each individual result.
The test results within the Drug Test will show results within a few minutes. Results should be evaluated within 5-8 minutes. Results should not be evaluated after 1o minutes.
The 12 Panel Drug Testing Kits are designed to detect 12 of the most abused and commonly used drugs. However, depending on your needs, you can purchase other kits that test for different drugs. For instance, the 13 Panel Drug Testing Cup includes all the same drugs tested within a 12 Panel Drug Test with the addition of the drug Fentanyl (FYL). There are also variants of the typical 12 Panel Drug Test that include drugs like phencyclidine, or PCP.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our product or wish to place an order, feel free to call us.
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Here at Ovus Medical, we are happy to provide information and spread awareness regarding these topics and more! We publish a Blog with information on current events, as well as insights regarding our products! We also provide the nation’s most affordable Drug Testing Supplies, including Drug Testing Cups and Strips both for personal, and medical use. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us or send us an email.