Why is Drug Testing so Effective?

by | Aug 9, 2020 | 0 comments

When we talk about drug use, they’re are a few ways to do collections such as hair, saliva, nails, and urine. Drug tests have the convenience of being configurable. Attempting to cheat on the urine drug has become popular among drug users. However, it is very difficult to “cheat” these tests, unless employees have sufficient warning in advance to clear their systems. the majority of drugs will remain in your system, creating a detectable substance called metabolites that can be screened up to a week after use.  Oral fluid testing will detect drugs used the same day or up to three days. It is very difficult to cheat on hair or oral fluid drug testing. These tests are conducted in “panels” of 5-10 or more, depending on the needs of the business. Implementing drug testing program in the workplace has a number a quality-of-life benefits for any company or business. If a workplace drug testing policy is widely known and announced, it also acts as a preventive measure to drug users. New employees will be of a more reliable, higher caliber, simply because the ones that do use drugs simply won’t apply for a job if they know ahead of time about the drug free workplace policy. Many accidents in the workplace can be traced to substance abuse, either as a result of drug use during work, or the effects of impaired working or thinking ability that come afterwards.

Drugs we test for.

  • Amphetamines & Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates: Codeine, Morphine, Heroin
  • Expanded Opiates: Hydromorphone, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Marijuana Metabolite
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methadone
  • Propoxyphene
  • Methaqualone
  • Alcohol – EtG/EtS
  • Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT)
  • Ketamine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Tramadol and/or Metabolites such as Ultram
  • Fentanyl such as Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze
  • Meperidine and/or Metabolites such as Demerol
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines and Stimulants

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