Killeen, Texas Drug Testing
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About Killeen, Texas
Killeen is located in Bell County, Texas. The city has a population of over 140,000 people. Killeen is a part of Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metro Area, which consists of Bell, Coryell, and Lampasas counties. The principal cities in this metro area are Temple, Fort Hood, and Copperas Cove.
The military, education, healthcare, and the retail sectors comprise the economy in Killeen. The city's top employers are Fort Hood, the Killeen Independent School District, Central Texas College, and the MetroPlex Hospital. Killeen Mall is one of the biggest regional shopping centers in Bell County.
There is a a full-time arts organization called Vive Les Arts Theatre. They produce several main stage and children's shows throughout the year.
Facts About Killeen
- Elvis Presley was stationed at Fort Hood and lived in Killeen at one time.
- Kids 3 and under can get in free at Long Branch and Pershing Park Pools.
- Killeen hosts a farmer's market at Green Avenue Park on Fridays from 11 am – 3 pm. The market begins in May.
- There are 20+ parks throughout the city.
- There is a 2.5 mile hike and bike trail that runs through the city. It starts at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd and ends at the Killeen Community Center.
SAMHSA Report for Texas
Reports published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimate that there are 1,651,000 people over the age of 12 who are dependent or abuse illicit drugs or alcohol in Texas. Though Killeen is nowhere near epidemic levels, drug testing and drug free workplace programs help to directly address substance abuse issues in a community.
Benefits of Hair Follicle Drug and Alcohol Testing in Killeen, Texas
Employers throughout the United States are now implementing hair testing programs due to the benefits this alternative specimen offers. Hair follicle drug testing is becoming increasingly popular. Hair testing can detect the drugs/metabolites taken up to 90 days, can evaluate long-term patterns of repetitive drug use, and is flexible in drug panels and can also test for EtG alcohol in hair. Same day service is available for hair testing with a 3-4 business day turnaround for final hair drug testing results.
Probation and Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Testing in Killeen
Our drug testing specialists set up testing appointments for probation and court ordered drug or alcohol tests on a daily basis. Your probation officer or the court order should provide you guidance on what test you should order. It is very important that you ask the probation office or the court system what drug testing panel is required and whether alcohol testing is required. If alcohol testing is required ask specifically is it to be a urine alcohol test, a blood alcohol test or a breath alcohol test. For alcohol testing always ask if EtG alcohol testing is required.
Urine Drug and Alcohol Testing in Killeen
Urine drug testing is the most common type of drug testing in the United States. Many employers conduct employee drug testing but it is still an often misunderstood process. Urine drug testing is conducted as an instant, point of collection, test or as a lab based test. It is easy to collect and transport, inexpensive to test, accurate, and provides a detection window deemed adequate by most employers. Urine drug testing has been around for over 25 years and has held up in court systems as reliable and legally defensible. The most common drug testing panels are:
- Five Panel: Cocaine, Marijuana (THC, cannabinoids), Phencyclidine (PCP – angel dust), Amphetamines (including Ecstasy and methamphetamines, also known as crystal meth), Opiates (including heroin, codeine and morphine)
- Ten Panel: All above plus Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax), Barbiturates, Methadone, Propoxyphene, Methaqualone (Quaaludes)
- Ten Panel with Expanded Opiates: All above plus hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone and oxymorphone.
- DOT Five Panel: Cocaine, Marijuana (THC, cannabinoids), Phencyclidine (PCP – angel dust), Amphetamines (including Ecstasy and methamphetamines, also known as crystal meth), Opiates (including heroin, codeine and morphine).
Designated Employer Representative for Drug and Alcohol Testing in Killeen
Every company covered by Department of Transportation Regulations that employs safety-sensitive employees, must have one or more Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). Any non-DOT employer with a drug testing program needs a person in charge of the drug testing program. There employees are also Designated Employer Representatives (DERs). The DER is the employee at the company authorized by the employer to take immediate action to remove employees from safety-sensitive duties, to make decisions required in the testing process, and to receive test results. The DER typically runs the DOT drug and alcohol testing program at the company.
Killeen's Most Accurate Drug or Alcohol Testing
How do I know if the test is accurate? All of US Drug Test Centers' specimens go to a SAMHSA certified laboratory for testing. SAMHSA has an active advisory board that keeps its employees and administrators abreast of current and changing laws when it comes to drug testing. There are Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Employee Drug Testing Programs that must carry consistencies throughout every agency and company that SAMHSA laboratories supplies. The advisory board has professionals that are uniquely qualified in their respective fields to review scientific evidence in the area of drug and alcohol treatment and testing practices.
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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.