Drug & Alcohol Testing Articles
Benefits of Drug Testing
US studies show that substance abusers (including alcohol) are 33% less productive, three times as likely to be late, four times as likely to hurt others at work or themselves, five times as likely to sue for compensation, and ten times as likely to miss work.
Creating a Drug-Free Workplace
Drug Testing is one action an employer can take to determine if employees or job applicants are using drugs. It can identify evidence of recent use of alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs. Drug testing works best when implemented based on a clear, written policy.
Do I need a CLIA Waived test?
Should I use a CLIA Waived drug test and why? Be aware, not all in-vitro drug tests are CLIA Waived, if the product description does not mention a CLIA Waiver then most likely it is not CLIA Waived. Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988.
Using an Integrated Test Cup
Using a drug test cup gives you a fast and wonderfully convenient method to perform a not so desirable task. Urine test cup drug tests have been the most popular method of drug testing every since the first brand came out on the market back in the late 1990's.
Old NIDA 5 Drug Test
When urine drug testing first started, decades ago, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) required that companies who use professional drivers, specified safety sensitive transportation and/or oil and gas related occupations, and certain federal employees be tested for the presence of five basic drugs.
Urine adulteration is an issue that you cannot ignore. Adulteration is the intentional tampering with a urine sample by the donor to avoid detection of illicit drug use. Successful adulteration produces a false-negative drug test result. The validity of any drug test depends on the integrity of the urine sample.
Urine and Oral Fluid Testing Comparison
Comparisons at a glance & Rapid Screening Devices, 2 tables comparing, Accuracy, Advantages, Disadvantages, and more.
Employee Drug Abuse: You are legally liable
As one of Oklahoma's leading substance abuse testing companies, we know that testing of employees is vital. But it is only one strategy for dealing with drug abuse in the workplace.
Drug Theft in Nursing Homes
When a drug is stolen from a nursing home it is usually an employee who is responsible. This occurs when policy and procedures for the administration, storage, and medication destruction procedures are not followed.
6 Steps to Strengthen a Drug-Free Workforce
With the drug problem an ever evolving dilemma, one finds it challenging to continue fighting the good fight of maintaining a drug-free workplace.
"Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back; Cocaine"
Cocaine is a drug extracted from the leaves of the South American coca plant. It is a strong stimulant that affects the body's central nervous system.
If your definition of Alcohol Abuse is the action of spilling or pouring out a perfectly good alcoholic beverage onto the ground or down the drain and purposely allowing it to go to waste, then you are wrong.
Types of Alcohol Testing
Sometimes in this fast-paced world, it's hard to slow down. It seems we don't take enough time for ourselves and simply relax as much as our body needs. Sure, we can steal a minute here, borrow a minute there, but the only thing that adds up is stress.
Breathalyzer VS Saliva
Let's be honest about something here, we all have something that each of us does to relax and kick back, Although our methods differ from on to another, we all need something that helps us breathe a little easier....
Convicts Getting A Taste For "Spice"
You might find it as a big surprize, but prisoners are adding a bit of "Spice" into their daily routine. Apparently, it's not with their diet, but as a way of recreation.
K2 "Spice" in the Military
Nothing makes a community more proud of you than serving your country. Be it home or abroad, serving your country is a great honor. It's a non-stop rollercoaster of a journey from the first day to the last.
The Importance of a Lab Confirmation
We've all heard about someone getting drug tested and it coming back positive for an illegal substance even while that person has never done drugs in their life. Can you believe that there are companies who don't take that one step further to verify 100 percent?
Can Disease or Illness Show False Positive on Drug Tests?
Imagine this: you are sitting in a doctor's office waiting for the results on a urine drug screen you took a few minutes ago. If you didn't take anything, do you have anything to worry about?
Why Should We Drug Test?
As business owners and managers, we've all asked ourselves "why drug test?" from time to time. After all, drug testing is time-consuming when we're trying to get people started to work, and it costs money when we're trying to make a profit.
There are three ways that you can be tested for Nicotine: Blood, Saliva, & Urine. Each of those three ways looks for three different substances which can detect tobacco use.
Reasonable Suspicious Testing
Pop Quiz: What is one of the best convenient ways for a company to save money? But what if it's been observed and now there's a suspicion that over half of your employees are abusing alcohol or drugs, do you think you're saving money then?
More Than Just Christmas Spirit On The Rise
With Christmas coming up, many people look forward to the Holiday Season. It's felt as the time of year for get-togethers between friends, reunions for family members who haven't seen each other in a long while and break time for those in school or college.
Scheduling A Drug & Alcohol Test During The Holiday Season
Transportation is the backbone of this economy. It's how we move manufactured goods and services from one place to another, either nationally or globally. Here in the U.S., many jobs are dependent on this being a reliable entity.