Drug Testing in Gustavus, Alaska

US Drug Test Centers has more than 20,000 testing locations nationwide. We offer drug and alcohol testing in Gustavus, Alaska for both Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT companies, along with individuals. We provide affordable urine drug testing, hair follicle drug testing, breath alcohol tests, and more in Gustavus. We only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories, and all test results are verified by a medical review officer (MRO).

Order a test online or call 866-566-0261 for more help.

Committed to Accuracy

We only work with SAMHSA-certified laboratories and have all test results confirmed by a medical review officer.

Unparalleled Convenience

With drug testing locations spread throughout Gustavus, Alaska, you never have to go far to find us. For speedy results, we offer instant urine drug testing and on-site mobile testing.

Endless Variety

We can screen for dozens of illicit substances via hair, urine, and breath. Additionally, we have hundreds of drug test panels to choose from.

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We are your complete drug-free workplace solution for employers. We provide drug testing for all reasons such as pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and return to duty. We have a state-of-the-art cloud-based software that allows you to order drug testing 24/7, store all drug test results and chain of custody forms (forever), and you can see the status of all completed drug testing. We have random drug and alcohol testing consortiums and follow all DOT rules and regulations to direct your company in the right direction to stay in compliance. We can create drug-free workplace policy manuals specific to your company's needs, and we provide online trainings. Our online trainings are perfect for company Supervisors to learn what signs to look for if someone might be under the influence. We also have trainings that explain what Supervisors should know about the DOT rules and regulations in regards to the drug and alcohol testing program. We are a part of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), and we always stay up to date with all drug testing-related rules and regulations. If you have any questions about state-specific laws regarding drug and alcohol testing, please contact our office and one of our team members will be glad to help you. If your company would like more information regarding setting up a corporate account you can set up an account online or contact us at 866-566-0261.


Frequently Asked Questions About Alaska Drug Testing

This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal guidance. State & local laws change frequently and vary greatly. These are state & local laws and do not over rule the federal Department of Transportation laws & policies. Readers are advised to consult with their legal counsel or industry experts before acting based on this information. Last Updated Feb 2023

Alaska Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Alaska need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
No. Alaska does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations but it is recommended.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Alaska?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the states’ voluntary law).
Are employers in Alaska able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. Employers can protect themselves from lawsuits so long as they follow the detailed rules of the Alaska’s ‘Immunity statute.’ Employers may leverage an ‘Intoxication’ defense to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, based on a positive drug test result. A positive drug test may also make an employee ineligible for unemployment compensation. Employers wishing to leverage either of these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Are employer's in Alaska limited with drug testing methods?
No, there are no limitations (although the Alaska’s voluntary law does prohibit onsite (POCT) testing). It is recommended that all confirmation testing be conducted by a SAMHSA certified laboratory (as generally accepted and specifically required by voluntary law).
Does Alaksa authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes, Alaska permits the personal adult use and the medical use of marijuana, and related products. The law does not specifically impact employment drug testing programs.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Alaska if I fail a drug test?
In Alaska, if you test positive on a drug test it can be grounds for termination or a rescinded job offer.
What are the medical and recreational marijuana-related rules in Alaska?
In Alaska, medical and recreational marijuana use is considered legal and cannot be used against you if you test positive, unless you are in a safety sensitive position.

Drug Testing Stats - Gustavus, Alaska

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Gustavus, Alaska

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

  • As a result of excessive alcohol use, in Alaska in 2010 taxpayers spent approximately $827.2 million towards alcohol.
  • In Alaska, there were 1.16% of babies born with a neonatal opioid withdrawal symptom in 1 year.
  • Studies show that in the last 3 years, 4.79% people more died of drug overdose vs the previous 3 years.
  • Those who died from substance abuse in Alaska were 14.01% below the national death rate.
  • 0.19% of people in Alaska had a reported overdose death.

The Opioid Epidemic

In Alaska, 68 people die from an opioid overdose every single year. 44.90% of doctors write opioid prescriptions for their patients. Opioid use often leads to heroin use, which can happen via injection. And, interestingly, 61,500 cases of hepatitis C are attributed to intravenous drug use.

The Cost to Rehabilitate

Rehab facilities in Alaska are fighting to stop the abuse of opioids and other drugs. There are 101 active clinics in the state, serving 9,477 individuals every year. The U.S. public’s total spend on outpatient services is 0.7% or $16.17 million, with the cost to individuals in inpatient rehab a whopping $52,030.

Citations

  1. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    https://www.samhsa.gov/data/nsduh/national-releases
  2. Provisional Multiple Cause of Death database contains mortality and population for U.S. counties.
    https://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd-icd10-provisional.html
  3. Alcohol Use in the United States: Age Groups and Demographic Characteristics
    https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohols-effects-health/alcohol-topics/alcohol-facts-and-statistics

Available Collection Types

US Drug Test Centers offers the full range of collection types, including urine, hair and breath samples, each with its own advantages and applications for accurate substance screening.

Legal Drug Testing

Legal drug testing is a critical procedure often mandated by employers, law enforcement agencies, and organizations to ensure compliance with regulations and maintain safety in various settings. US Drug Test Centers can help you with your testing needds.

DOT Testing Services

DOT Testing Services are specifically designed to meet the stringent drug and alcohol testing requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for safety-sensitive positions in the transportation industry, ensuring compliance and public safety.

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