Advantages of Workplace Drug Testing

Workplace Drug Testing

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace is becoming more commonplace. Workplace drug testing has been practiced for many years, yet it can be a contentious topic for many companies. Workplace Drug and Alcohol testing is not required in all sectors; nonetheless, more organizations are being cautious in safeguarding their workers by instituting drug and […]

Why Drug Testing is Important to Sobriety

Why Drug Testing is Important to Sobriety

A drug test is used to detect illicit drugs, alcohol, club substances, and prescription drugs in samples of urine, blood, sweat, saliva, hair, and breath. The purpose of drug tests is to detect misuse, abuse, and illegal use of prohibited substances. Drug Categories in Focus for Drug Testing Amphetamines, Cocaine, Alcohol, Marijuana, Opiates, and Phencyclidine […]

Infographic: The Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

Infographic

Download infographic PDF Below: More than 74% of all current illegal drug users are employed. (National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance) “The employer is key to the success of a drug-free workplace policy, as well as the strategies and programs that support that policy. An effective policy is buoyed by a positive workplace culture, which is sustained […]

Drug Testing Kits: What Are the Different Types of Drug Tests?

Drug Testing Kits

Don Burtville was working at a steel mill when tragedy struck. A careless forklift driver hit Don head-on, taking his life. He clocked into the worksite that morning but never got to clock out. Could it be that the forklift driver was under the influence of some type of substance? To create a work environment that’s safety-focused and accident-free, […]

Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

Have you noticed more of those little green crosses popping up everywhere? You’re not going crazy; CBD is sweeping the nation. In 2020, 21% of American adults used CBD every day! CBD has many uses, but it is most popular for its pain-relief and anxiolytic properties.  Is it okay for employees to use CBD on the job? […]

Why Saliva Drug Test Kits Are Gaining Popularity in the Workplace

Saliva Drug Test Kits

Saliva drug tests are increasingly becoming used by professionals in the workplace as an alternative to traditional drug testing such as blood or urine samples. The use of drug testing is common in the workforce to deter illegal drug use by employees. There are many reasons why these tests have risen in popularity. Major factors […]

What Is On A 12 Panel Drug Test?

What Is On A 12 Panel Drug Test?

Many people would like to know what is on a 12-panel drug test. Employers need to learn what substances they are testing for. Potential employees would like to know what they are being tested for. Other individuals have their own reasons to inquire into the matter. If a drug test is said to screen for […]

Why Drug Test for Employment and Who is Addicted to Drugs?

Drug Test For Employment

Does your workplace drug test for employment? Drug testing has been a proven way to effectively detect drugs of abuse. While drug addiction is still a taboo subject, the rate of its increase is of concern.  In 2010, only 22.1 million or 8.7% of individuals age 12 or older used illicit drugs within the past year1. […]

COVID-19 Effects on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

COVID Testing

Before COVID-19 hit the world, the addiction epidemic was already a large, growing problem in the United States. Data indicates that substance misuse has been rising on an annual basis. The pandemic caused a lot of turmoil and uncertainty. It negatively affected the mental health of many individuals. Lockdown isolation and fear of the unknown […]

Forensic Use Only: Definition & Examples

Forensic Use Only

Forensic Use Only devices are intended for use only in drugs of abuse testing for law enforcement purposes. Appropriate users of such devices include, for example, court systems, police departments, probation/parole offices, juvenile detention centers, prisons, jails, correction centers and other similar law enforcement entities. FUO devices are not designed, tested, developed, or labeled for […]