Workplace drug testing in America is a complicated issue with many different avenues of discussion. There are people that believe in decriminalization and freedom of use, providing it doesn’t harm anyone. Others are firmly against drug-use in all its forms. Then there are those somewhere in the middle. Many people have a drug of choice, either as a controlled or recreational substance, or an addition to something much more dangerous.
Drug use and abuse vary between “natural” highs like marijuana and “unnatural” chemicals like legal highs. Some people become addicted to illegal substances like meth, heroin, and cocaine. Others become addicted to legal prescription opioids. That means a lot of different drugs in the systems of many resident and employees across the US.
The extent of drug use in the workplace, whatever the drug of choice, means an ongoing need for drug tests. Pre-employment screening highlights users before they receive … Read the rest
It is often hard to detach the idea of drug abuse and the drug abuser from the backstreets of urban centers. However, research indicates that as many as 70% of all illegal drug users are employed.
Furthermore, statistics from 2007 show that up to 79.4% of all adult binge drinkers and a further 79.6% of heavy alcohol users are employed.
The TN Department of Labor and Workplace Development also estimates that at least 1/3 of all employees know of illegal drug trade in their workplaces.… Read the rest
Drug testing is just an easy way of determining whether any substances from drugs are present in your system. This is conducted for various purposes, such as providing proof of one’s fitness as a parent in child custody case.
From time to time, companies and employers may also require employees to undergo drug testing, sometimes because individual employees exhibit drug-related behaviour that negatively affects the company as a whole. There are different types of drug tests, the most common of them being the urine and blood tests; you will be required to provide a sample of these substances at the clinic.… Read the rest
Reasons Behind Employee Drug Tests
Drug use and abuse are increasing by the day.
In fact, according to research done by HairFollicleDrugTest.info, hair drug tests are becoming more common in the US. Perhaps that’s because the USA consumes at least 60% of all illegal drugs in the world?
Surprisingly, the same research suggests that at least 77% of all drug abusers in the USA are employed; either partly or wholly. No surprise, then, that employee drug tests are conducted in many areas of employment.
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