Drug Testing in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

19 Testing locations in Lake Charles, Louisiana

2025 Oak Park Blvd

Lake Charles Louisiana 70601

Phone: 866-566-0261

710 W Prien Lake Road

Lake Charles Louisiana 70601

Phone: 866-566-0261

2118 E Prien Lake Rd

Lake Charles Louisiana 70601

Phone: 866-566-0261

2640 Country Club Rd

Lake Charles Louisiana 70605

Phone: 866-566-0261

185 Williamsburg St

Lake Charles Louisiana 70605

Phone: 866-566-0261

 

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Review by K.B.
on January 15, 2024

"Upfront and professional. Very good at explaining the rules"

Review by L.R.B.C.L.P.
on August 24, 2023

"We have only been with US Drug Test Center for a short time but the enrolement was very easy to understand and complete. The personal is very curtious and knowledgeable."

Review by C.G.
on May 24, 2023

"Good"

Review by N.R.
on December 27, 2022

"Easy"

Review by L.D.
on October 11, 2022

"They’re great"

Review by R.R.
on September 6, 2022

"Easy process to set up and pay."

Review by S.T.
on August 26, 2022

"pleasant and professional"


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 Louisiana 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 May 2023

Louisiana Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Louisiana need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
Yes. Louisiana has very detailed rules for employers that wish to conduct employee drug testing.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Louisiana?
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the Louisiana’s voluntary law).
What are some compliance requirements in Louisiana?
Employers are required to pay all costs associated with testing. Oil, gas, and exploration companies in Iowa are exempt from the mandatory state law. Hair testing is specifically permitted. All laboratory testing must use a SAMSHA or CAP approved laboratory.
Are employers in Louisiana 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 Louisiana authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Louisiana has authorized the medical use of marijuana, but an official program is not yet in place, and the law does not specifically impact the workplace.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Louisiana if I fail a drug test?
In Louisiana, 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 Louisiana?
In Louisiana, 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 - Lake Charles, Louisiana

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Lake Charles, Louisiana

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

  • A study done in Louisiana showed that 10,633 patients in 1 year realized they needed help with substance abuse and checked themself into a rehab facility.
  • Studies show that in Louisiana, 1,297 people are currently seeking treatment while living in a drug rehabilitation home.
  • In Louisiana, there are 2,278 average deaths related to excessive alcohol use.
  • In Louisiana, the death rate per 100,000 residents due to opioid overdose was 10.0
  • Each year in Louisiana, doctors write prescriptions for opioids for 79.40% of their patients.

Substance Misuse in Louisiana

In Louisiana, substance misuse remains a consistent challenge. Statistics reveal that 18.10% of adults aged 18 and over partake in binge drinking once monthly or more frequently. The state experiences 1,267 deaths annually due to drug overdoses, with opioid overdoses alone claiming around 444 lives each year.

Expenses of Rehabilitation

Around 151 rehab centers are operational in Louisiana, but the financial burden is significant. Inpatient rehab, for instance, costs $56,822 per person, making it financially daunting for many. The typical expense for outpatient rehab services is around $1,795.

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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