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Alcoholics Anonymous hosting digital meetings during COVID-19 pandemic

March 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has put US Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings on temporary hold. However, members are exploring new ways to connect - with virtual meetings well-suited to the occasion. This is a stressful time for many, particularly for those in the grip of addiction. To offer continued support and reach out to those who

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DOT guidelines for drug and alcohol testing during the pandemic

March 2020
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New guidelines from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) are designed to clarify alcohol and drug tests for federally regulated transportation workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. During these demanding times, guidance can help carriers to see the most relevant points in the existing regulations. One of the most important points is that motor carriers are

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How US addiction services are managing the COVID-19 pandemic

March 2020
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Due to concern about spreading the coronavirus, many Alcoholics Anonymous and similar meetings have little choice but to cancel. But those who are struggling to overcome their addiction are being put in a tough spot. Some addiction recovery service providers have decided against closing down. The Healing Place, for example, is continuing its internal recovery

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Temporary halt on Queensland drug and alcohol roadside testing

March 2020
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As the deadly virus rages on, it is now affecting roadside safety measures in Queensland. Due to the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, Queensland Police has put a temporary hold on drug and alcohol roadside testing. Until further notice, static or multi-vehicle testing is being suspended. But, to encourage safe driving, random breath and drug

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