Delaware Drug Testing

In the last decade, the number of drug-related deaths in Delaware has been on the rise. In 2015 alone, 154 deaths were the result of opiate overdoses. Among the most abused drugs in Delaware, heroin, cocaine and meth are of the highest with 9% of people reporting that they have used an illicit drug.

Because Delaware has continued to see an increase in drug use throughout the state, several industries require pre-employment drug testing. If you are working or seeking work as an airline employee, truck or bus driver or in the railroad industry, it is required that you take and pass a DOT drug test. Pre and post-accident test are available for employees who suspect drug or alcohol use as well.

Many non-DOT employers are also choosing to implement a drug-free policy in the workplace. Potential candidates are required to take a pre-employment drug test before completing the hiring process. Those who use medical marijuana may not get a "free pass", as employers can choose at their discretion whether or not to hire someone who tests positive for THC, even if they have a valid prescription.

 

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 Delaware, 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.

72 Testing locations in Delaware

2055 Limestone Rd

Wilmington Delaware 19808

Phone: 866-566-0261

111 Wolf Creek Road

Dover Delaware 19901

Phone: 866-566-0261

4512 Kirkwood Hwy

Wilmington Delaware 19808

Phone: 866-566-0261

825 Aaa Blvd

Newark Delaware 19713

Phone: 866-566-0261

4110 Stanton Ogletown Rd

Newark Delaware 19713

Phone: 866-566-0261

 

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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 Delaware 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

Delaware Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Delaware need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
Yes. Delaware has rules due to the limitations of the states’ medical marijuana law.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Delaware?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the Delaware’s voluntary law).
Are employers in Delaware able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. 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.
Does Delaware authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Delaware 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. A positive drug test for marijuana alone does not constitute ‘being under the influence.’ Court decision approved a medical marijuana user to proceed with a lawsuit against the employer after being terminated due to a positive drug test for marijuana. The court ruled 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 Delaware if I fail a drug test?
In Delaware, 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 Delaware?
In Delaware, medical 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 - Delaware

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Delaware

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

  • In Delaware, a study was done on 25% of most active drinkers and found that 4.4 binge drink each month.
  • 53.60% of people in Delaware with an alcohol use disorder were reported to have alcohol use be their cause of death.
  • In Delaware, people that died from opioids use were given a prescription for opioids in one year.
  • of people who died in Delaware were due to using synthetic opioids.
  • 88.5% of substance abuse deaths in Delaware were from opioid overdose.

Substance Misuse in Delaware

In Delaware, substance misuse remains a consistent challenge. Statistics reveal that 18.30% of adults aged 18 and over partake in binge drinking once monthly or more frequently. The state experiences 435 deaths annually due to drug overdoses, with opioid overdoses alone claiming around 355 lives each year.

Expenses of Rehabilitation

Around 56 rehab centers are operational in Delaware, but the financial burden is significant. Inpatient rehab, for instance, costs $53,690 per person, making it financially daunting for many. The typical expense for outpatient rehab services is around $1,707.

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

Finding a Drug Testing Location in Delaware

US Drug Centers provides testing for individuals in need of tests for pre-employment, DOT random consortium, drug rehabilitation, child custody, and various other court-ordered testing. Our centers include all LabCorp facilities and all Quest Diagnostics facilities. We have over 50 facilities available in all three counties, for all your drug and alcohol-related needs. With several locations in Dover, Georgetown, Lewes, Middletown, Milford, New Castle, Newark, Seaford & Wilmington, you are sure to find a center convenient to you.

Call US Drug Test Centers to schedule same-day testing, or order a test online today.

Drug Use in Delaware is on the Rise

Drug abuse is a serious problem in Delaware. Heroin has, once again, increased in popularity. Heroin's resurgence is to blame for the rising death count, Delaware state officials say. By all accounts, the latest spike in heroin use is a result of a successful crackdown on the abuse of prescription painkillers such as Percocet and OxyContin. Doctors began to prescribe these drugs less and manufacturers made the tablets harder for addicts to crush so they could snort or inject them, causing users to turn to heroin, instead. While heroin sales have clearly branched out into New Castle County in recent years, there is still a steady stream of addicts who come to Wilmington for heroin. Often, they buy in bulk and sell to their friends.

The Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) provides public drug and alcohol treatment services for adults, primarily through contracts with private agencies. Services include screening and evaluation; outpatient counseling; opioid treatment, including methadone maintenance; continuous treatment team programs for individuals with long-term, disabling alcohol and drug dependence disorders; less intensive case management services offered through the outpatient counseling agencies; detoxification; and residential services. The residential services include short-term/variable length-of-stay treatment (30 days or less), long-term treatment, and halfway houses.

Drug Testing Methods Available

US Drug Test Centers provides different types of testing, depending on your needs. Our facilities offer:

Standard laboratory drug tests provide negative results back in 1 – 2 business days, sometimes specimens have to go on for further testing and results will take 2 – 3 business days longer. Ask about availability for instant drug testing in selected facilities throughout Delaware. Instant or rapid drug testing is legal in Delaware. All non-negative drug tests must go to a SAMHSA certified laboratory for confirmation testing.

Please browse our website for a complete list of tests that we offer.

More About Drug Testing in Delaware

Delaware is a drug testing friendly state with few requirements or restrictions except in certain industries. Drug testing may be required in these industries: DOT regulated companies, home healthcare and nursing home, Department of Corrections, school bus drivers and aids and harness racing.

Same day testing available for employers and individuals in all areas of Delaware. Call early in the day for same day drug testing services in all areas of Delaware. All drug tests can also be ordered with one quick phone call. Call (866) 566-0261.


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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