Addiction in the Workplace

Contrary to popular belief, most Americans struggling with a substance use disorder continue to hold down a job. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), more than 70 percent of those abusing illicit drugs in America are employed,...

What every employer should know

A Gallup Survey of employees conducted by the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace found that 37 percent of all respondents said that workplace drug use problems had increased in the last 5 years. A majority of respondents supported drug-screening tests. In general, it...

What is the most common pre employment drug test?

Urinalysis – A urine test is the most common form of pre-employment testing and is typically conducted once a conditional offer of employment has been sent. A urine test can show traces of drug use even after the effects of the drug has worn off and remain in the body...

Can you ask an employee if they are on drugs?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) restricts what employers can ask about use of drugs prescribed for you. The ADA applies to all employees. Pre-Employment Inquiries Under the ADA, employers cannot ask potential new hires: • Questions about their history of...

Safety Sensitive Positions and Drug Testing

Employers and employees in such industries are subject to drug-testing requirements from the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Defense (DOD), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Under Executive Order 12564, all federal employees involved in...