An estimated 28 million Americans aged 12 or older—9 percent of the population—have used an illicit drug in the past month. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), drug abuse costs our nation more than $700 billion annually in related crime, lost work productivity and health care. As staggering as these numbers are, they do not fully describe the breadth of destructive public health and safety implications of drug abuse and addiction, such as family disintegration, loss of employment, failure in school, domestic violence, and child abuse.
- The United States represents 5% of the world’s population and uses 60% of the drugs.
- More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin/cocaine combined.
- In 2013, more high school seniors regularly used marijuana than tobacco as 23% smoked pot in the last month, compared to 16% who smoked tobacco.
- By the 8th grade, 28% of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15% have smoked tobacco, and 17% have used marijuana.
Drug addiction is a complex disorder with many variables: having the most accurate tools available gives you confidence in decision-making and improves the quality of your care. Comprehensive drug monitoring can be an integral component to patient care. High Complexity Labs is committed to providing reliable, innovative and value-focused substance abuse screening and confirming services to our customers. Urine toxicology is the main focus of our business enabling us to develop the experience and resources to ensure that our clients are able to keep pace with new trends in drug abuse.
You can rely on our laboratory testing services to determine if patients are abusing or complying with their treatment program. Our state-of-the-art LC/MS/MS instrumentation and automated processes provide you fast, accurate and quantitative results