Connecticut Drug Testing

Drug abuse tears apart workplaces, communities, and families. US Drug Test Centers works with Connecticut employers, employees, and other residents to help keep substance abuse at bay. Keep reading to learn more about our workplace drug testing programs, drug testing options, and more.

Our testing locations do not accept payment and require a drug test order form at the time of testing. Please click the "Order a Test" button to order your test. Once your order has been processed, your drug test order form will be emailed to you. Testing options may vary on a site by site basis. Additional fees may apply depending on your location.

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 Connecticut, 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.

421 Testing locations in Connecticut

42 Town St

Norwich Connecticut 06360

Phone: 866-566-0261

335 Broad St

Manchester Connecticut 06040

Phone: 866-566-0261

310 Cedar St

New Haven Connecticut 06510

Phone: 866-566-0261

527 Elm St

New Haven Connecticut 06511

Phone: 866-566-0261

230 Mountain Rd

Suffield Connecticut 06078

Phone: 866-566-0261

 

416 more location(s) available in Connecticut

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Review by S.S.
on August 24, 2023

"Excellent customer service"

Review by E.B.
on August 18, 2023

"They are easy to deal with and responsive when I call. Great company. Recommended them to several people"

Review by J.A.K.
on July 20, 2023

"It was wonderful. They had all the information and were right on top of things. They answered any and all of my questions. They were all very pleasant and polite."

Review by E.M.
on April 26, 2023

"I think they are very fair and have also allowed me to switch facilities when I had issues with one that was wanting me to sign to pay for the test! After confronting the manager of the office and saying I would not sign and them telling me they would not test without my signature to pay, I walked out to my car and right away called DTC and they set me up with another nearby facility. These tests always feel a little awkward with employees looking at you like you have done something wrong right from the start. Having a list of different facilities close by to perform these tests is really important to me! Now with my new job, my employer has also put me in a pool so I am not sure I need to be in two? I may discontinue with DTC, but I have been very happy with their notification system."

Review by K.S.
on February 23, 2023

"It was pretty easy to book the appointment & visit test center for the sample. Reports too were given on time. Very happy with the service, thanks."

Review by R.F.
on December 13, 2022

"Was fast and easy. Ordered the test on line went the next morning and had results in 24 hours."


US Drug Test Centers

US Drug Test Centers

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 Connecticut 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

Connecticut Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Connecticut need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
Yes. Connecticut has very specific rules for employers that wish to conduct employee drug testing.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Connecticut?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the Connecticut’s voluntary law).
What are some compliance requirements in Connecticut?
Post-accident/incident testing is prohibited; employers must be able to show reasonable suspicion and thoroughly document the circumstances. Employers must get state approval before being able to conduct random testing (job-specific). An employee’s consent to submit to a drug test is invalid if there is a threat of termination.
Are employers in Connecticut able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. Employers may leverage a 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.
Does Connecticut authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Connecticut permits the medical use of marijuana for patients with limited medical conditions.  This law prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee solely based on that individual’s status as an authorized medical marijuana user. The law does permit employers to discipline for marijuana use or impairment while at work. Court decision ruled in favor of an employee, citing in part that the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) does not overrule the state’s medical marijuana law.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Connecticut if I fail a drug test?
In Connecticut, 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 Connecticut?
In Connecticut, 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 - Connecticut

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Connecticut

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • During a recent study, 1,620 people are dealing with substance abuse while getting treatment in in-house rehab treatment centers.
  • In Connecticut, there is an average of 1 death per every 2,529 people from excessive alcohol use each year.
  • Studies show that in Connecticut, 2.17% of underage people (under 21) who would excessively use alcohol were reported to have alcohol as the cause of death.
  • The CDC has done a study showing that 36,201 people in Connecticut who were abusing alcohol and binge drinking lose their life each year.
  • In Connecticut, 18,300 cases of Hepatitis C are attributed to intravenous drug use each year.
  • Out of 3,675 registered employers in the FMCSA Clearinghouse, in Connecticut, 2,334 received a violation in one year.

Connecticut Drug and Alcohol Misuse

In Connecticut, about 948 people will die from an opioid overdose in one year. Annually, 1,214 individuals will die from a drug overdose in general. Alcohol misuse is also a problem: An average of 1,426 deaths are attributable to excessive alcohol consumption.

Rehab and its Expenses

While there are around 233 active rehab clinics in Connecticut, the cost can be a hurdle to many individuals suffering from addiction. For instance, inpatient rehabilitation is about $57,667 per individual, and outpatient rehabilitation typically costs approximately $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
  4. United States Department of Transportation - FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse - December 2023 Report
    https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Learn

Drug Testing for Connecticut Employers

Connecticut employers need to be on the lookout for illegal drug use in the workplace. It can increase turnover, negatively impact an employee's job performance, lead to more on-the-job accidents and crime, and hurt morale.

All in all, drug use at work costs American employers tens of billions of dollars every year.

US Drug Test Centers is combating this with a variety of testing and services to help Connecticut employers maintain a drug-free workplace.

  • We provide a wide variety of drug screening options, including random drug testing, pre-employment testing for prospective employees, reasonable suspicion drug testing, post-accident testing, and return-to-duty drug testing.

  • We can conduct all of your background checks. Conveniently order and review them electronically.

  • US Drug Test Centers can train your staff — including your designated employer representative (DER) — to recognize the signs of impairment and manage your drug testing program.

  • We'll carefully craft your drug-free workplace policy. This outlines important guidelines like what happens if an employee receives a positive drug test, what testing looks like for prospective employees, what counts as "reasonable suspicion," how the company eliminates bias from random drug testing, what type of testing procedures the business might require, how the company can detect alcohol intoxication, the stance on medical marijuana users, and more.

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Workplace Drug Testing for DOT Companies

Are you a company or owner-operator employed by the Department of Transportation (DOT)? If so, drug testing is even more vital, especially for high-risk or safety-sensitive professionals.

We'll help you stay compliant with both Connecticut law and federal law so that you can pass a DOT audit at any time.

Learn more about our DOT testing and services.

Additional Drug Testing for Individuals

We don't offer drug testing solely to companies in Connecticut. Drug tests are available to all residents individually or as part of a panel.

In addition, US Drug Test Centers offers court-ordered drug testing, which includes child custody, DUI, and probation drug tests.

Learn more about our legal testing and services.

Why US Drug Test Centers?

What makes us different from other drug testing partners?

We Provide the Most Accurate Drug Test Results

We only partner with SAMHSA-certified laboratories, which are held to stricter standards compared to other types of labs.

Additionally, all drug test results are verified by a medical review officer (MRO), who is a licensed physician.

You'll Have Endless Options

We can screen for the widest variety of illegal drugs, including marijuana, barbiturates, cocaine, PCP, ecstasy, steroids, opioids, Rohypnol, suboxone, and even heavy metals.

Furthermore, you can choose from urine drug testing, hair follicle drug testing, and breath alcohol tests.

Whether you need random drug testing, reasonable suspicion testing, or other drug testing services, we've got you covered. Purchase drug tests individually or as a panel. If you don't see the panel you'd like, just contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

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Our Convenience is Unmatched

We have more than 20,000 drug testing locations around the nation, so we're never more than a short drive away. Some of our locations even accept same-day appointments! Order a test online.

Need drug testing in a hurry? Consider our instant/POCT urine tests — negative results are returned the same day. Another option is onsite/mobile drug testing, where a collector will meet you (or your employee) within two hours to begin the collection process.

Our Drug Test Specialists Are Standing By!

Customer service is at the center of everything we do. Contact us online at any time or call 866-566-0261 for immediate assistance.

Order Drug Testing Connecticut Today

Ready to take the next step? Whether you need random drug testing, a full workplace drug testing program, training for your employees to understand how to determine reasonable suspicion, or you'd like urinalysis testing for your teenager, we're here to help.

Together, we can keep illegal drugs out of our workplaces and families.

Order your drug test online in just a few clicks, find a location near you, or contact us with any questions.

 


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.

Laboratory Testing Services

Looking for nationwide laboratory testing? US Drug Test Centers has partnered with eNational Testing to offer laboratory testing such as blood titers (MMR, Varicella, Hep B), QuantiFERON (TB Blood) Testing, Mens & Womens health panels, allergy testing and much more! You can simply order a health lab test or panel online 24/7 and go in for testing the same day at over 2,700 locations nationwide.

Scheduling your preventative health laboratory testing in Connecticut here.

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