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Commonly Abused Drugs in Austin, TX North

ARCpoint Labs of  Austin, TX North  offers drug testing for the most commonly abused drugs, so you can have peace of mind and develop a plan if you believe your teen or loved one is abusing drugs.

Alcohol

Despite the many adults who consume alcohol responsibly, it is is one of the most commonly abused substances. Over-consumption and binge drinking are often the result of this abuse.

  • Men who average 2 or more drinks and women who average 1 or more per day are defined as binge or heavy drinkers.
  • Women who binge drink typically consume 4 or more drinks in a single sitting; for men the number is 5 or more drinks in about two hours.
  • The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, defines binge drinking as repetitive alcohol consumption that elevates blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08% or more.

See more information about Alcohol Abuse from the CDC.

ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North can test for alcohol abuse with breath and oral fluid drug alcohol tests.

Marijuana

Both adults and teens commonly abuse marijuana. In a recent survey, 82% of 12th graders indicated it was fairly or very easy to obtain this drug. (Monitoring the Future 2012 study.) Although some states have legalized marijuana in different contexts and uses, it is still considered an illegal substance by the federal government.

Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine varies across the United States, but is especially prevalent in small-town America. This is because some ingredients are available over the local drug store counter and the drug itself is homemade. ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North  offers testing solutions for both marijuana and meth: urine testing, oral fluid drug tests, hair drug tests, sweat patch drug tests and  fingernail drug tests.

Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs, while valuable in responsible hands, can be addictive to individuals who obtain them both legally and through other means.

In colleges and high schools across the country, students routinely get access to and use Adderall and Ritalin as “study aids” when they have not been diagnosed with ADHD and have not been prescribed these drugs.Due to underlying factors not readily identified at the time of prescription, individuals who sought help for chronic pain and anxiety conditions may end up addicted to their prescriptions.

If you are concerned that a loved one is abusing prescription drugs, contact ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North for help in determining the facts and help prevent  long-term addiction and a ripple effect in terms of physical health, personal relationships, as well as professional capacity and performance.

Synthetic Drugs and Bath Salts

Versions of street drugs such as marijuana (fake pot) and household items that are misused for their druglike effects, such as bath salts, are referred to as “fake” drugs. These substances are outlawed by the DEA, but their over-the-counter availability and relative newness make them a drug abuse target among teens and adults.

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Testing for commonly abused drugs is available at ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North.

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