Georgia Drug Testing

Drug addiction in Georgia is on the rise, with prescription drug abuse and heroin some of the leading problems among rural and suburban communities. If you need drug testing in Georgia, US Drug Test Centers is here to help. We partner with Georgia employers to create a drug-free workplace program and also provide drug tests to individuals across the state.

Keep reading to learn more.

Your Drug-Free Workplace Program

Illegal drugs in the workplace can wreak havoc. Controlled substances increase the occurrence of on-the-job accidents and crime, along with employee turnover. They hurt productivity, and they're bad for morale. All in all, drug use costs employers around the nation tens of billions of dollars every year. And Georgia is no exception.

Atlanta, Georgia at sunset

We help employers and employees in Georgia keep drugs and alcohol out of the work environment in numerous ways:

  • We'll carefully craft your drug-free workplace policy manual. This outlines details like how you eliminate bias for random drug testing, what happens should an employee test positive, what supervisor training requires, how the business views medical marijuana, employee education, and more. A written policy protects businesses, employees, and employers.

  • We'll conduct all of your workplace drug testing for employees, including reasonable suspicion drug testing, random testing, pre-employment drug testing, post-accident drug screening, and return-to-duty drug testing.

  • We offer employee and supervisor training so that the team knows how to determine reasonable suspicion, order drug tests, and overall, how to manage the drug-free workplace program.

  • We can handle your background checks for employees, which you can order and review electronically.

Learn more about our employee testing and services.

Drug Testing Georgia for DOT Companies

Are you a company or owner-operator employed by the Department of Transportation (DOT)? We also work with DOT companies to create and maintain drug-free workplace programs.

Drug testing is vital for DOT companies and especially professionals in safety-sensitive industries. These are individuals whose roles inherently involve heightened risk, and they may work directly with the public. Thus, safety is an even bigger consideration.

US Drug Test Centers will help you stay compliant with both Georgia law and federal law so that you can pass a DOT audit at any time. Learn more about how we help Georgia employers who work for the DOT.

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 Georgia, 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.

1359 Testing locations in Georgia

2020 Cumming Hwy

Canton Georgia 30115

Phone: 866-566-0261

13081 Highway 9 N

Alpharetta Georgia 30004

Phone: 866-566-0261

921 Eagles Landing Pkwy

Stockbridge Georgia 30281

Phone: 866-566-0261

3886 Princeton Lakes Way Sw

Atlanta Georgia 30331

Phone: 866-566-0261

821 King George Blvd

Savannah Georgia 31419

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 Georgia 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 Apr 2023

Georgia Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Georgia need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
No. Georgia does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations but it is recommended.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Georgia?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the Georgia’s voluntary law).
Are employers in Georgia able to leverage their drug screening program to reduce their Worker’s Compensation Insurance costs?
Yes. Georgia provides employers with the ability to voluntarily participate in a Drug-Free Workplace Program to qualify for workers’ compensation insurance premium reductions. Employers wishing to leverage these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Are employers in Georgia 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. A positive drug test may also make an employee ineligible for unemployment compensation (program must also follow rules of the state’s Drug-Free Workplace Program). Employers wishing to leverage either of these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Does Georgia authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Georgia permits medical cannabidiol (CBD) use for patients that meet specific medical conditions. The law does not specifically impact employment drug testing programs.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Georgia if I fail a drug test?
In Georgia, 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 Georgia?
In Georgia, marijuana use, both recreational and medical use are not considered legal in the workplace and only low THC products are allowed.

Drug Testing Stats - Georgia

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Georgia

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • 25% of people in Georgia that binge drink about 4.1 times per month.
  • In Georgia in 2010, taxpayers who binge drank spent $6.931 billion towards liquor sales.
  • 56,800 Drug users in Georgia who ingested drugs through a needle contracted Hepatitis C.
  • In Georgia, 1.65% of deaths reported were due to drug overdose.
  • Studies show that for every 100,000 residents in Georgia, 13.1 lost their life due to overdosing on drugs.
  • 73.5% of employers enrolled into the Clearinghouse in Georgia received a violation.

The Reality of Addiction

In the state of Georgia, about 15.10% of adults aged 18 and older binge drink at least once monthly. Every year, opioid overdoses kill about 866 individuals. Astonishingly, drug abuse causes 1,408 overdose deaths each year.

The State of Rehab

Georgia has about 410 operational rehabilitation clinics, but treatment isn’t cheap. Inpatient rehab costs individuals $55,475 — a hurdle for many — and the U.S. public spends around 1.58% or $36.50 million on outpatient rehab services.

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 Individuals in Georgia

If you are a resident of Georgia and need to order a drug test, you can do so online in just a few clicks. Note that we also offer court-ordered drug testing, which is available for child custody, DUI, and probation cases.

Order your test now, or contact us with any questions about our drug and alcohol testing services.

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Why US Drug Test Centers?

What makes us different from other drug testing companies?

Accuracy

We only partner with SAMHSA-certified laboratories, and all test results are reviewed and validated by a medical review officer (MRO), who is a licensed physician.

For instance, let's say an employee receives a positive drug test result but suspects it was triggered by prescription medication. An MRO can determine this.

Variety

We offer the widest selection of drug and alcohol testing options. We can screen via hair, urine, and breath.

Plus, we can test for a large number of substances, including medical/recreational marijuana, steroids, cocaine, PCP, suboxone, barbiturates, Rohpynol, and even heavy metals.

You can order many tests individually, or choose from one of our panels. If you don't see the panel you need on our website, contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

Convenience

We make it quick and easy to get substance abuse testing. We have more than 20,000 locations across the United States. Georgia has a large number of counties, and we have locations in dozens of them — including Fulton and DeKalb (Atlanta), Chatham (Savannah), Richmond (Augusta), and Bibb (Macon). Many of our locations offer same-day testing.

If you need substance abuse testing in a hurry, instant/POCT urine drug testing returns negative results the same day. And with onsite/mobile testing, a collector will meet you (or your employee) in Georgia within two hours to begin the testing process.

Keeping Employers, Employees, and Other Individuals in Georgia Safe

We're making drug tests available and accessible to all of Georgia. Whether you're an employer with reasonable suspicion, a parent wanting to order testing for their teenager using recreational marijuana, you're having trouble navigating drug testing laws, or you need guidance creating a mandatory drug testing policy, we're here to help.

Ready to take the next step? Place an order for a drug test, find a location near you, or contact us with any questions. We'll help you carefully navigate drug testing laws while keeping our families, businesses, and communities safe!

About Georgia

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Coast, Georgia is home to almost 11 million people. Serving a state as active and busy as Georgia is a big task, but US Drug Test Centers is up to the challenge. We have over 300 drug testing centers across Georgia and are conveniently located in all the major cities, including Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Macon, Savannah, and everywhere in between. With so many easy-to-access locations, setting up a workplace drug testing program has never been simpler.


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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