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Where Are We and Where Are We Going? The State of Drug Testing and the Future

Three major annual reports on substance abuse and drug testing indicate drug abuse is up, positive drug test results are up and the number of companies testing for marijuana is down. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has found that marijuana use is up, fear of harm from using marijuana is down and first-time marijuana users are in the millions. According to the Drug Testing Index (DTI) from Quest Diagnostics, marijuana is the number one drug for which workers are testing positive. And the Annual Drug Testing Industry Survey from the Current Consulting Group has found that the legalization of marijuana continues to have a negative impact on employers’ drug testing policies.

 

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