Some schools, hospitals, or places of employment conduct drug testing. There are a number of ways this can be done, including: pre-employment testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion/cause testing, post-accident testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing. This usually involves collecting urine samples to test for drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, PCP, and opiates. NIDA’s resources include the issues involved with decisions to conduct drug testing.
Drug Testing and Workplace Issues
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - Workplace Resource Center
For information on certification of drug testing laboratories
- Send e-mail to DWP@SAMHSA.GOV or call 240-276-2600
For information on drug testing in schools
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.