New Drug Testing Technology Makes Urine Samples a Thing of the Past

Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From breathalyzers to blood tests, most people are familiar with the process…but all that’s about it change. The new instructions for drug testing might simply be: touch this. Just a simple…

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The Scientific Explanation for the Angry Drunk

You don’t want to be around Darren after he’s had a few cocktails. Normally a nice, fun-loving guy, Darren is down-right mean when he gets drunk. Words come out of his mouth you would never hear from him when he’s sober. Mean and hurtful words. He’s even been known to turn over tables and smash…

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    Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From breathalyzers to blood tests, most people are familiar with the process…but all that’s about it change. The new instructions for drug testing might simply be: touch this. Just a simple…

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