Drug Testing in La Junta, Colorado

US Drug Test Centers has more than 20,000 testing locations nationwide. We offer drug and alcohol testing in La Junta, Colorado 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 La Junta. 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 La Junta, Colorado, 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 Colorado 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 Jun 2023

Colorado Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Colorado need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
No.  Colorado does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations. However, employers in the city of Boulder, CO face stringent drug testing rules, due to a city ordinance.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Colorado?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with Colorado’s voluntary law).
Are employers in Colorado able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. Employers may leverage a ‘Rebuttable Presumption of Intoxication’ defense to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, based on a positive drug test result to qualify for a 50% in benefit award. 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.
Does Colorado authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Colorado permits the personal adult use and the medical use of marijuana for patients that meet specific medical conditions. The laws do not specifically impact employment drug testing programs.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Colorado if I fail a drug test?
In Colorado, if you test positive on a drug test it cannot be grounds for termination or a rescinded job offer.
What are the medical and recreational marijuana-related rules in Colorado?
In Colorado, 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 - La Junta, Colorado

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from La Junta, Colorado

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

  • Alcohol excessive use in Colorado is the cause of 1 death per every 2,201 people each year.
  • Studies have shown that in Colorado, 67.70% of males who binge drink are more likely to lose their life due to binge drinking alcohol.
  • In Colorado, each year 10.0 people per 100,000 living in Colorado die from opioid overdose.
  • In Colorado, 2.80% of deaths reported were due to drug overdose.
  • In Colorado, there were 1.58% of people who had a substance abuse problem and died while overdosing.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Colorado

Substance abuse in Colorado is a steady problem. Data tells us that 19.80% of adults 18 years of age and older binge drink once a month, if not more. They see 1,079 fatalities every single year due to drug overdoses. Specifically, every year, opioid overdoses kill about 564 individuals in the state.

Costs Associated With Rehab

There are approximately 460 functioning rehab facilities in Colorado, but the cost is steep. For example, inpatient rehabilitation is $56,413 per individual, which can be incredibly prohibitive. Outpatient rehabilitation typically costs about $1,705.

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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