Rhode Island Drug Testing

Substance abuse is dangerous for the workplace, hurts our communities, and can break apart families. We work with Rhode Island employers, employees, and other residents to help keep illicit drugs and alcohol at bay.

Keep reading to learn how.

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 Rhode Island, 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.

38 Testing locations in Rhode Island

593 Eddy Street

Providence Rhode Island 02903

Phone: 866-566-0261

5750 Post Rd

East Greenwich Rhode Island 02818

Phone: 866-566-0261

200 High Service Ave

North Providence Rhode Island 02904

Phone: 866-566-0261

2140 Mendon Rd

Cumberland Rhode Island 02864

Phone: 866-566-0261

62 Broadway

Newport Rhode Island 02840

Phone: 866-566-0261

 

33 more location(s) available in Rhode Island

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Review by S.M.
on February 6, 2023

"The ease to work with US Drug Centers is awesome. I call-thye do all the paperwork- get results and done. Highly recommend!"

Review by T.C.
on December 14, 2022

"Very efficient , however full of very sick people when I went"

Review by I.H.
on September 16, 2022

"Good price, service i needed"

Review by G.G.
on September 16, 2022

"A closer test center to my zip code would have been better. The two closest we’re a 35 and 45min drive away from Newport, RI."


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 Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island Drug Testing FAQs

Do employers in Rhode Island need to comply with mandatory state-specific rules when drug & alcohol testing?
Yes. Rhode Island has very specific rules for employers that wish to conduct employee drug testing.
Is a Drug-Free Workplace policy required in Rhode Island?
Yes. Employers must have a comprehensive policy in place that meets the mandatory state requirements.
What are some compliance requirements in Rhode Island?
Any testing conducted other than post-offer pre-employment and reasonable suspicion, is prohibited. Random testing is limited to safety-sensitive employees only and only permitted for specific industries. Observed collections are prohibited. All confirmation testing must be conducted by a federally certified laboratory. The mandatory law does not address alcohol testing. Employers are prohibited from terminating an employee testing positive for the first time – they must be offered treatment.
Are employers in Rhode Island able to use drug screening for any other claim defenses or state-specific financial benefits?
Yes. Employers may be able to leverage an ‘Intoxication’ defense to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, based on a positive drug test result. A positive drug test or refusal to test may also make an employee ineligible for unemployment compensation when terminated for misconduct. Employers wishing to leverage either of these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Does Rhode Island authorize marijuana (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) use?
Yes. Rhode Island authorizes the medical use of marijuana for very limited medical conditions. Employers are not required to accommodate the use of marijuana at work. Employers are limited in actions based solely on an individual’s status as a certified medical marijuana user.
Can I be fired or lose a job offer in Rhode Island if I fail a drug test?
In Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island?
In Rhode Island, 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 - Rhode Island

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics from Rhode Island

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

  • Each year in Rhode Island, studies show that the cause for every 1 death out of 2,226 people was due to alcohol abuse.
  • 9% of people who died from a substance abuse related cause of death in Rhode Island were from Heroin.
  • In Rhode Island, those who overdosed and died were 84.2% from opioids.
  • Studies show that 3.04% of people who died in Rhode Island were caused by drug overdose.
  • Drug abuse deaths in Rhode Island are 42.51% above the national death rate.
  • In Rhode Island there were 786 registered employers in the FMCSA Clearinghouse and out of the 786 registered, there were 468 violations.

The Opioid Epidemic

In Rhode Island, 267 people die from an opioid overdose every single year. 43.00% of doctors write opioid prescriptions for their patients. Opioid use often leads to heroin use, which can happen via injection. And, interestingly, 10,000 cases of hepatitis C are attributed to intravenous drug use.

The Cost to Rehabilitate

Rehab facilities in Rhode Island are fighting to stop the abuse of opioids and other drugs. There are 61 active clinics in the state, serving 8,609 individuals every year. The U.S. public’s total spend on outpatient services is 0.6% or $13.86 million, with the cost to individuals in inpatient rehab a whopping $58,755.

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 Rhode Island Companies

Drug abuse at work costs employers tens of billions of dollars every year. It increases on-the-job accidents and crime; it decreases productivity and morale; and it hurts employee turnover.

We work with Rhode Island businesses to create a drug abuse prevention policy and program:

  • We offer drug test options for a number of scenarios, including pre-employment drug testing, reasonable suspicion drug testing, random drug screening, post-accident drug screening, and return-to-duty drug testing.

  • We'll train your staff — including your designated employer representative (DER) — to help you manage your drug-free workplace program.

  • We can conduct your background checks, which you can order and review electronically.

  • We'll work with you to carefully craft your drug-free workplace policy, which covers details like the business's stance on recreational marijuana, what counts as reasonable grounds for testing, any disciplinary action for employees testing positive, and more.

Statehouse, Rhode Island

Having a robust drug-free workplace program is vital for maintaining a safe and productive work environment!

Staying Compliant With the Department of Transportation (DOT)

If you're a company or owner-operator in Rhode Island employed by the DOT, avoiding substance abuse is even more important, especially for individuals in safety-sensitive positions who might be interacting directly with the public.

We provide all of the above services so that you'll stay compliant with drug testing laws and the federal government and can pass a DOT audit at any time.

Additional Drug Screen for Individuals in Rhode Island

Did you know that we also offer court-ordered drug testing? These legal testing services include DUI, probation, and child custody testing.

Why Partner With Us?

What makes US Drug Test Centers the top choice in Rhode Island for both individual and employer drug testing?

Accuracy is Our Priority

All drug test results are verified by a medical review officer (MRO), who is a licensed physician.

Furthermore, we only partner with SAMHSA-certified laboratories. This is a type of federally certified laboratory that's held to stricter standards when it comes to the equipment it uses and the processes it follows.

We Offer Unparalleled Convenience

With over 20,000 testing locations nationwide, we're never more than a short drive away.

Do you need drug testing in a hurry? Instant/POCT urine testing returns negative results the same day. With on-site mobile testing, a collector will meet you (or your employee) within two hours to begin the collection process.

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You'll Never Run Out of Options

Whatever controlled substance you need to screen for, we can help. We can test for controlled substances including marijuana, steroids, PCP, Rohypnol, opioids, suboxone, cocaine, ecstasy, and barbiturates, among many others.

Additionally, we offer urine drug testing, hair follicle testing, and breath alcohol drug testing.

You can purchase many of our tests individually or order them in a panel. If you don't see the panel you're looking for, just contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

Order Your Drug Test Today

Ready to take the next step? Whether you need a substance abuse professional to help you navigate the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, a DOT company wanting to abide by federal law, or you're an employer who received a positive drug test from a team member, we're standing by to assist you.

Order your test online, find a drug test location near you, or contact us with any questions about drug testing Rhode Island.


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.

Laboratory Testing Services

Looking for nationwide laboratory testing? US Drug Test Centers has partnered with eNational Testing to offer laboratory testing such as blood titers (MMR, Varicella, Hep B), QuantiFERON (TB Blood) Testing, Mens & Womens health panels, allergy testing and much more! You can simply order a health lab test or panel online 24/7 and go in for testing the same day at over 2,700 locations nationwide.

Scheduling your preventative health laboratory testing in Rhode Island here.

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