Maine Drug Testing

With its low rolling mountains and rocky coastlines, know for Acadia National Park, the coastal lighthouses that put paintings to shame and incredible seafood, Maine is surprisingly the 9th least populated state in the nation with less than 1.4 million residents. While the population may be one of the smallest, that hasn't prevented the opioid crisis from reaching this northernmost New England state.

Drug abuse is a serious problem in Maine. Methamphetamine is a key drug of choice. In addition, the increase in heroin and other illicit drugs has been on the rise since the mid-2000s. Heroin has re-emerged as a serious problem and, during the last decade, problems with illicit drugs were dwarfed by Maine's problem with pharmaceutical misuse, usually in combination with other pharmaceuticals. Experts say that to truly alleviate Maine's drug problem, the state must address substance abuse and provide more funding for clinics and youth diversion programs.

Maine has struggled with increasing abuse of opioids, cocaine and methamphetamines; all of these are to blame for the rise in overdose-related deaths, an 11% increase since 2016. Employers have begun to take steps to implement pre-employment screening, which typically includes background checks and drug testing. If you're looking for pre-employment drug testing, you've come to the right place.

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 Maine, 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.

61 Testing locations in Maine

221 State Street

Augusta Maine 04333

Phone: 866-566-0261

1 Cumberland Place

Bangor Maine 04401

Phone: 866-566-0261

149 Main St

Winthrop Maine 04364

Phone: 866-566-0261

270 State Road

West Bath Maine 04530

Phone: 866-566-0261

Transalpine Rd.

Lincoln Maine 04457

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 Maine 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

Maine Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Maine need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
Yes. Maine has very detailed rules for employers that wish to conduct employee drug testing.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Maine?
Yes. Employers must have a written policy which also must be approved by Maine’s department of labor.
What are some compliance requirements in Maine?
Random drug testing can only be conducted for companies with 50 or more employees.  Requires the development of random testing rules to be developed by a committee of at least ten employees. No employment action may occur for any employee testing positive the first time; an opportunity to participate in counseling for up to 6 months must be made. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) must be approved by the Maine Department of Licensing and regulatory services
Are employers in Maine 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 Maine authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Maine has authorized personal adult use and the medical use of marijuana. The personal adult use law impacts employers.  The law prohibits employers from taking adverse employment actions for off-premises marijuana use. Employers must use extreme caution when terminating an employee or not hiring an applicant due to a positive drug test for marijuana.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Maine if I fail a drug test?
In Maine, 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 Maine?
In Maine, 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 - Maine

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Maine

Last Updated: February 6, 2024

  • Studies show that in Maine, patients who were in an outpatient drug or alcohol rehab facility paid on average $1,709.
  • Each year in Maine, studies show that the cause for every 1 death out of 1,908 people was due to alcohol abuse.
  • In Maine, excessive alcohol use and chronic drinking lead to 61.50% of deaths.
  • In Maine, studies show that adults 35 and older who binge drink had a 88.00% percent of death rate due to alcohol related problems.
  • Drug abuse deaths in Maine are 44.44% above the national death rate.

The Truth About Substance Abuse

Within Maine, approximately 19.50% of adults 18 years and older engage in binge drinking at least once a month. Annually, around 282 lives are lost to opioid overdoses. Remarkably, each year sees 371 fatalities due to drug overdoses.

Rehabilitation Landscape in Maine

In Maine, there are roughly 220 functioning rehab facilities, yet the cost of treatment is substantial. The price for inpatient rehabilitation is $56,108, which can be a significant barrier for individuals. Additionally, the expenditure by the U.S. public on outpatient rehabilitation services is approximately 1.06% or $24.49 million.

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

Find A Drug Testing Center Near You

US Drug Test Centers has 65 locations throughout Maine, with locations in each of the 16 counties. We are proud to offer our drug testing in several cities, including Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, Scarborough, South Portland, Auburn, Biddeford, Augusta, Saco and Westbrook. We offer online drug testing information and, with our talented team of drug testing specialists, you can count on receiving a professional and knowledgeable experience each and every time.

We are conveniently located all over Maine to accommodate individuals and employers as best as possible. If you or someone you know needs drug or alcohol testing - whether it be for work, court or other reasons - US Drug Test Centers is here to help. We provide several types of testing and offer same day testing and most of our locations. All testing can be ordered online. All information is kept confidential. Our network facilities, including all LabCorp facilities and all Quest Diagnostics facilities, are available for immediate drug testing with one phone call to schedule. Drug and alcohol tests are available for individuals and for employers.

For more information about the types of testing and services we provide, please give us a call at 1-866-566-0261.

Instant Drug Testing

Instant or rapid drug testing is legal in Maine. All non-negative drug tests must go to a SAMHSA certified laboratory for confirmation testing. Instant testing is available in Gilford, Portsmouth, Concord, Manchester, Salem, Andover, Concord, Nashua, Lowell, Chelmsford, Brookline and other areas. Ask about availability for instant drug testing for any areas not listed.

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. Contact us at 1-866-566-0261 to learn more.

Available Drug Testing Methods

At US Drug Test Centers, we can pretty much test for anything. Our drug testing methods include:

In addition to:

  • Teenager (School) Drug Testing
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screening Testing
  • Self-Drug or Individual Drug Testing
  • DOT Random Consortium Drug Testing Programs

Maine has a comprehensive law that regulates when drug tests may be given, specifies testing procedures that ensure employee privacy, and requires that opportunities be provided for rehabilitation and treatment of substance-abuse problems (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 681et seq.). The law covers all public and private employers, regardless of size. Employers wanting to enact a drug testing program must have a policy approved by the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards.

Before it may require, request, or suggest that any employee or applicant submit to a substance abuse test, an employer must have a written policy that has been developed by the employer and approved by the Department of Labor, and a copy of the policy must be provided to employees 30 days prior to implementation.

The policy should include:

  • The employment positions subject to testing
  • The procedures/consequences of voluntary admission of substance abuse and available assistance
  • When testing may occur
  • The procedures for specimen collection and storage
  • The substances tested for
  • The consequences of a positive result or refusal to take a test.

Before establishing a testing program, employers with 20 or more full-time employees must have made an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to their employees.

At US Drug Test Centers, we can help you create and implement a drug testing program at your workplace. Contact us to learn more today.


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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