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Benzodiazepines are primarily used to treat anxiety, by working to reduce the activity level of nerves in the brain and spinal cord — something that researchers believe contributes to anxiety. Individuals who abuse these drugs can find themselves becoming physically dependent on them. Furthermore, users often combine these drugs with opiates, which creates all new (and very serious) problems for employers.
Drug tests, when you boil it down, are used to detect the use and abuse of illegal and illicit substances (and even prescribed medications) in everyone from prospective employees and professional and semi-professional athletes, to court-ordered persons, participants of drug rehabilitation programs, and more.
The Different Types of Drug Tests
The most common type of drug testing is the urine drug test, mostly because it’s more affordable and has a longer detection period than blood or saliva samples. Accuracy is dependent on the collection processes and procedures, monitoring for temperature, dilution, and so much more. Here at US Drug Test Centers, every one of our labs is SAMHSA certified, and you can trust that tests will be performed to the best of their ability. With urine drug testing, the sample provided will be tested for the previous three to five days.
Some employers opt for hair follicle drug testing because it’s more accurate and has a significantly longer detection window — possibly up to one year. This allows drug test specialists (and employers) to determine if an employee or potential employee has patterned habits of drug abuse. Because of the benefits it offers, hair drug testing yields twice the number of positive drug test results compared to urine drug testing.
Making Drug Testing More Reliable
This brings us to one of the most common questions that come up with drug testing: Is it possible to beat a drug test? There is no straightforward answer. It depends on the individual’s metabolism, the concentration of the substance, the dosage, how often the substance was used, the type of substance, and the cutoff levels, as well as the testing method.
Unfortunately, there are substances available on the market to help undermine urine drug test results by diluting or replacing the urine, but in our labs, US Drug Test Centers has comprehensive facilities with state-of-the-art testing to avoid these complications. When considering an instant urine test, there are specimen validity tests that are integrated into some of the kits. If you have any questions, we recommend calling a lab directly. One of the biggest things to keep in mind with instant testing is that it is not accepted by federally regulated agencies or the Department of Transportation.