Drug & Alcohol Screening Resource Center


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One of the most challenging aspects of background screening today is drug and alcohol
screening. The need for employers to stay current on the latest information is critical
for them to be able to make the right screening decisions for their organization.
Our Drug Screening Resource Center has been created to keep you current
as the drug screening landscape continues to evolve.


Drug & Alcohol Screening Providers

A drug test involves various stages leading up to the final result and there are professional providers for each phase of the
drug testing process. These providers include:

  • Device manufacturers
  • Specimen collectors (for urine, oral fluid, and hair)
  • Laboratories (for analysis of the collected specimen)
  • Medical Review Officers (MROs) (licensed medical professionals who verify test results)
  • Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) evaluation of employees who have violated drug and alcohol program
    regulations and make recommendations concerning education, treatment, and follow-up testing
  • Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) who manage the entire testing process.

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The Background Buzz

Monthly e-magazine

  • Drug Screening news to keep you updated.
  • Inside Drug Screening column (specialized information on emerging drug screening issues)
  • The Drug Screening Challenge (test your knowledge of legal drug screening practices)

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How to Create a Drug & Alcohol Screening Policy

What’s inside

  1. Most common reasons for implementing a policy and primary objectives.
  2. Written policy and examples of state requirements.
  3. Special policy considerations for states that have legalized use marijuana.
  4. Discussion of specimen types.
  5. Discussion of drug screening panels.
  6. Effective communication of policy.


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A Quick Guide to Selecting a Drug Screening Provider

What’s inside

  1. Answers to ‘Why You Should Drug Test?’
  2. Your priorities vs providers strength
  3. Considerations regarding ‘where’ and ‘when’ you do business.
  4. Discussion about the importance of third-party administrators.
  5. Discussion about Laboratories, MROs, and Collectors.

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