Drug Free Workplace Program

New Game App Normalizes Marijuana Industry for Children

PHOENIX (JULY 27) – A new game app called “Hemp Inc.” is now among the many web apps glorifying drug use and sales as entertainment. Hemp Inc. looks like a children’s game and teaches users to maneuver around the law to create their own marijuana empire. “The goal of the […]

Arizona Republic: My Turn: Legal marijuana in Arizona would mean more deaths, crashes

Todd A. Griffith June 5, 2016 Read the original story here   Scientist: Why would Arizona voters approve an initiative that protects drivers stoned on marijuana, even if they cause crashes and deaths? In my profession, I have seen too much death, injury and damage caused by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol and […]

Majority support for widespread workplace drug testing

One sign of the slow but steady improvement in the American economy is an unusual one: as unemployment falls, employers who test new candidates for drug use are finding it increasingly difficult to find ‘clean’ workers. Certain workers, such as truck drivers, are required to be screened for drug use […]

Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass A Drug Test

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left. That story […]

May 4th Event: Legal MJ Initiative and the AZ Workplace

Gina Kesler, President of D & A Experts, is teaming with Jo McGuire, Five Minutes of Courage, to educate and discuss the pending initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona. This initiative will have a direct impact on Arizona employers, employees, clients, vendors, service providers, etc. Gina will […]

DATIA 2014 in Phoenix, AZ

D & A Experts was one of over 700 attendees at this year’s 2014 DATIA Annual Conference held at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore. Compliance Specialists at D & A Experts attended and brushed up on continuing education courses such as Advanced Program Management techniques and certified professional collector courses. We […]

Medical Marijuana Workplace Impacts

More than twenty states and the District of Colombia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. In some of these states, medical marijuana has raised questions and issues for employers regarding job performance, lawful hiring practices, and questions pertaining to drug use and drug test results. Businesses that require pre-employment drug […]

Arizona’s Local Drug Landscape

Learn how to get involved in substance abuse prevention efforts in your community and what drugs are prevalent in our state. Learn more about the people in your neighborhood who can help you help your employees and families stay healthy and make safe decisions. While every community is different, here […]

Opi: Not the cute from Mayberry

So what’s the adult version of trick-or-treating? Prescription meds, oxy’s and hydros for everyone! Doctors are handing them out like candy, and recommending they be taken in some pretty strong dosages. Granted there are lots of different types of prescription drugs floating around but opiates top the list for most […]

D&A Experts : The Drug and Alcohol Policy People

D&A Experts is a substance abuse consulting company based out of Phoenix Arizona but operating nationwide. We offer numerous programs for employers to establish a safe work environment. Starting with solid policy to incorporate specific industry risk assessments and safety sensitive positions with practices and procedures to reduce and eliminate […]