Why Drug Testing Saves Companies, Careers and Lives

The benefits of drug testing are numerous, from making companies and communities safer and healthier, to savings in health care costs, lower absenteeism and employer liability claims, and a more productive workforce with an increase in performance and higher quality work. Those who plan to drug test should have a clear, written policy regarding substance abuse and training for supervisors. It is important for employers to understand that substances vary in the length of times that they remain in a person’s system, from 1.5 hours for an ounce of alcohol to 1 week for PCP. Other substances that are commonly tested for include amphetamines, THC, cocaine and opiates.

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