Drug Testing in Putnam, Connecticut

US Drug Test Centers has more than 20,000 testing locations nationwide. We offer drug and alcohol testing in Putnam, Connecticut 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 Putnam. 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 Putnam, 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.

2 Testing locations in Putnam, Connecticut

330 Pomfret St

Putnam Connecticut 06260

Phone: 866-566-0261

62 Providence Pike

Putnam Connecticut 06260

Phone: 866-566-0261

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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 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 - Putnam, Connecticut

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Putnam, Connecticut

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

  • Based on studies in Connecticut, adults 18 and older who binge drink 25% more than those who don't have 7 drinks each time.
  • In Connecticut, a study was done on 25% of most active drinkers and found that 3.5 binge drink each month.
  • In Connecticut, males are more likely than females to die from alcohol abuse by 68.20%
  • In Connecticut, 83% of drug related deaths were caused by synthetic opioids.
  • Studies show that for every 100,000 residents in Connecticut, 34.7 lost their life due to overdosing on drugs.

Connecticut’s Substance Abuse Problem

In Connecticut, an average of approximately 1,426 deaths are attributable to excessive alcohol consumption. Additionally, 1,214 people will die from a drug overdose each and every year. The opioid epidemic is present in Connecticut, as well, with 948 opioid overdose deaths annually.

The Financials of Rehab

The U.S. public expenditure on outpatient drug rehabilitation services is approximately 3.06% or $70.69 million. Rehab isn’t cheap for those who need treatment, adding up to about $57,667 per individual for inpatient treatment and $1,705 for outpatient rehabilitation.

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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