Globally, alcohol misuse is the 5th leading risk factor for premature death and disability. Approximately 25% of the total deaths are alcohol attributable. In the United States, alcohol abuse is a huge burden on society, the workforce, and the American family.
Alcoholism is disruptive; a major destroyer of human lives and carries over to hurt and kill the innocent. Alcohol companies use major marketing campaigns viewed on television, in magazines, etc. to make their products look desirable, effectively influencing young minds that their consumption gives the essence of sophistication and maturity. The information, images and deception lodges deep within the subconscious and with peer pressure can usually come to fruition in adolescence.
The following statistic came from the National Institute of Alcoholism
In 2014, the World Health Organization reported that alcohol contributed to more than 200 diseases and injury-related health conditions, most notably alcohol dependence, liver cirrhosis, cancers, and injuries. In 2015, 5.1% of the burden of disease and injury worldwide (139 million disability-adjusted life-years) was attributable to alcohol consumption.
In America, an estimated 37,000 adolescents (22,000 males and 15,000 females) received treatment for an alcohol problem in a specialized facility in 2015. Alcohol-Related Deaths: An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the 4th leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In 2014, impaired driving fatalities accounted for 9,967 deaths (31% of overall driving fatalities).
Alcohol plays an important and integral part in almost every society in the world. While not all usage is problematic, it remains the most abused drug in history. In the USA, drinking alcoholic beverages plays a part in half the automobile fatalities and nearly half of all industrial accidents. For employers, this problem accounts for two-thirds of all substance abuse complaints and depletes a similar percentage of the health care benefit budgets of American companies.
The best deterrent to alcoholism is to keep it from getting started. This can be done through education, personal monitoring, a great deal of support and testing. Counteract Marketing with education, instruction, and moral support.
It is a fight and there must be a vigil kept; a defense and knowledge system in place. Stay on top of things with alcohol screening kits that are affordable, disposable and easy to use. In this day and time that we live, technology has made it easy to test for substance abuse anywhere needed using Instant testing devices that are accurate and provide preliminary results within minutes.
Keep a close watch as it does not pay to trust! "it pays to test!" The only way to identify the presence of alcohol is to administer a test. Alcohol testing will pay off dividends at home, on the job, and at school! Take abuse seriously as it negatively impacts every facet of our society today. Change is possible but it requires action and overwatch.
Testing in the workplace is necessary and will result in maintaining a more focused and productive workforce. Testing employees on the job often times result in decreased absenteeism and a safer work environment. The benefits of testing outweigh the cost and can even lower your insurance premiums and raise your profits.
Saliva Alcohol Testing is a widely used test method and can measure (BAC) blood alcohol content in human saliva.
We recommend the Alco-Screen test strips. They are effective and won't break the bank.
Buy a box of Alco-Screen 02 to enforce your zero-tolerance workplace policy. Alco-Screen 02 identifies the presence of alcohol at 0.02% BAC. The Alco-Screen 02 is packaged in a box of 24 test strips individually sealed within foil pouches for a cost of only $42 plus shipping. That is Only $1.75 cents per test. Alco-Screen tests are manufactured right here in America. The Alco-Screen is DOT Approved and FDA cleared for OTC sales, as well as testing in the workplace.
Alco-Screen in the green colored box also is packaged in the same quantity of 24 tests per box and in sealed foil pouches. Alco-Screen uses a simple color chart, and with it, enabling you to determine a person's BAC ranging from 0.02% to 0.30%. Priced on our website for only $39 per box ($1.62 cents per test strip). FDA Cleared OTC sales and home testing purposes; schools also purchase these test strips as the test is able to detect alcohol in other fluids such as a can of soda pop. It has become a very useful tool for parents, high school counselors, or any adult who supervises teenage activities.
The QED saliva testing device can be used with confidence in place of blood, urine, or breath testing methods to accurately achieve gaugeable assessment ranging from 0.0% to 0.145% BAC for obtaining blood alcohol levels using a saliva sample without requiring expensive equipment. QED's come in a quantity of 10 kits per box at $75.00 per box (costing only $7.50 per test).
Urine ETG Alcohol Dip Test: EtG is a direct metabolite of ethyl alcohol and is a marker for recent alcohol exposure. It is non-volatile, water-soluble and stable. EtG may be detected as soon as 2 hours after exposure and may be detected for up to 40 hours past consumption. ETG comes in a quantity of 25 tests per box a cost of $119.50 ($4.78 per test).
What is excessive alcohol use? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Excessive alcohol use includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, any alcohol use by people under the age 21 minimum legal drinking age, and any alcohol use by pregnant women."
Why do some people react differently to alcohol than others?
According to the CDC individual reactions to alcohol vary, and are influenced by many factors, such as:
- Race or ethnicity
- Physical condition (weight, fitness level, etc.)
- The amount of food consumed before drinking.
- How quickly the alcohol was consumed.
- Use of drugs or prescription medications.
- A family history of alcohol problems.
How can an alcohol test help my situation?
They are an economical but effective screening method that provides test results fast. Test procedures are simple and results are easy to read. Any test procedure that is noninvasive will be conducive to a more positive experience both parties included. Alcohol kits can be observed directly with no loss of contact and are very hard to adulterate since bathrooms are not required.
The time it takes to display preliminary test results is literally just minutes. Lab tests are expensive and can take several days to receive your needed test results. Our available products listed below can detect blood concentration levels and display results within 2- 4 minutes keeping your out-of-pocket expense very minimal.
How long does alcohol stay in the human system?
In as little as 1 hour up to 12 hours depending on the amount of alcohol consumed. Doctors report that a healthy liver can process one drink of alcohol in an hour of time.
Alcohol and individual detection times:
- Saliva Method: 1-2 Hours
- Urine Method: 6-12 Hours
How accurate are the test results?
Laboratory test results for drugs and alcohol abuse have indicated a greater than 97% accuracy when used according to the step-by-step instructions that are provided with the test.
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