US Drug Test Centers Research Articles

US Drug Test Centers wants to keep you up to date on important things happening in the drug testing industry. Our research articles include anything from drug testing laws changing to staying up to date on trends in the industry. We update our research article database 2-3 times per month to keep you up to date with current information.

Posted: Mar 01 2020

By: Calee Davis

OCCUPATIONAL OVERDOSE DEATHS While federal health officials believe the rate of drug overdose deaths declined in the U.S. between 2018 and 2019, over the past 10 years, about half a million people have died due to accidental drug overdoses. [1, 2.

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Posted: Feb 18 2020

By: Ashlee Arnold / Vice President

Which States Are Most Affected by Drug Use, Addiction & Drug Laws? Between 1999 and 2017, more than 702,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. About a half-million people are incarcerated for drug offenses. Drug abuse and addiction cost the..

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Posted: Feb 07 2020

By: Ashlee Arnold / Vice President

Parole & Probation Across the U.S. The issue of mass incarceration has become a major topic for political debate on both the left and right, but Americans increasingly agree that there are multiple factors relating to law enforcement and...

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Posted: Dec 06 2019

By: Jonathan Baktari MD / CEO

American adults engage in about 130 million episodes [1] of drunken driving in an average year, according to research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention despite the specter of accidents, fines and arrests. While obviously.

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By: Jonathan Baktari MD / CEO

Since the early 1970s, the United States has spent more than $1 trillion [1] fighting the so-called War on Drugs. Today, more than 84% of all drug-related arrests are for possession only, and a person is arrested every 25 seconds for drug...

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By: Ashlee Arnold / Vice President

Employers across the United States have faced more impactful rules, regulations, and issues with substance use and abuse over the last few years than ever before. From the highly publicized opioid epidemic to repercussions from seemingly incognito

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By: Jonathan Baktari, MD / CEO

In the United States, employee drug testing has been around for more than 40 years. The test methods and rules related to drug testing, on both the federal and state levels, continue to evolve. Today, there are more than 600 state statutes and...

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By: Jonathan Baktari, MD / CEO

Starting a company drug testing program or reevaluating your existing plan can be a cumbersome but necessary process. When done correctly, your drug and alcohol testing program will ensure workplace safety and can pay for itself many times over...

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By: Jonathan Baktari, MD / CEO

Since marijuana use is now legal in more than half the country, it must be safe, right? Why can't I use it in the workplace? Why should employers still have a policy that doesn't allow marijuana use? Why are companies still testing for marijuana..

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By: Ashlee Arnold / Vice President

For employers conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing, the landscape of rules, regulations and court decisions have changed dramatically over the last decade. The days of a single company-wide or "template" drug testing policy are long gone.

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By: Jonathan Baktari, MD / CEO

With legal marijuana use laws continuing to make traction throughout the U.S., and the perception of a dwindling job applicant pool, some employers are asking if they should continue to conduct screening for marijuana. Some employers are also...

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By: Jonathan Baktari, MD / CEO

"...the thrust of the federal policy, as articulated by DOT regulations, appears to be to use a physician as a safeguard against wrongful accusing a person of drug use."- H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPU* Perhaps the most critical role in any drug..

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By: Ashlee Arnold / Vice President

Trucking companies are essential in the supply chain that supports the logistics industry, literally "keeping America moving." With such an important role comes great responsibility. Employers of safety-sensitive motor carriers are vital in...

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By: Jonathan Baktari, MD / CEO of US Drug Test Centers

A disturbing trend has been emerging in the workplace, and it's driven by the use and abuse of opioid painkillers – now the most widely prescribed pain relievers and most highly abused prescription drug. Companies and organizations of all...

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By: Jonathan Baktari, MD / CEO of US Drug Test Centers

The climate of drug use — both medicinal and recreational — has changed considerably in recent months, thanks to the ever-evolving marijuana laws. As of May of 2017, there were reportedly an estimated 1,736 marijuana dispensaries in...

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