Do Businesses have to give Drug Tests?

Do Businesses have to give Drug Tests?


In most of the business organizations, all the job applicants and the employees will be asked to go through a drug test.  From the point of view of the business organization, the drug abuse by employees or workers will lead to decreased productivity, greater absenteeism, and many other negative factors. It is usually mandatory for the organization to issue a notice that the drug testing will be a part of the hiring process. Also, there are many business enterprises which carry out drug test during working hours.

Different kinds of drug test

The different kinds of drug test carried out by the business are:

  • Urine drug tests
  • Hair drug tests
  • Blood drug tests
  • Saliva drug tests
  • Sweat drug screen
  • Breath alcohol tests

Passing the drug test

You should be aware of the ways to improve your chances of passing a drug test.  There are few drugs which will show up in the drug tests results even if many weeks are passed.  If at all you feel the results are not accurate, you could give the specimen to any lab according to your choice but the expense should be met by you.  You could check with your organization about the procedure to apply for a retest.

Listed below is the information regarding how long the alcohol and drugs will make it to the drug test.

Amphetamines will last 2 to 3 days. Alcohol will be there for 12 to 48 hours. Benzodiazepines will be there for 4 days and barbiturates up to 3 weeks.  Cocaine and heroin will be in your blood until 3 days just like methamphetamine and methadone.  Most importantly marijuana will take up to several weeks to get cleared from the body.

However, one should take note that if hair drug test is carried out then the results will show the traces of drug is taken up weeks ago. Hence keep the above-mentioned points to pass the drug test.

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