Drug & Alcohol Screening

Employment Drug & Alcohol Screening

At Prime Immediate Care, we know it’s important to have a healthy workforce. Most employers require a pre-employment drug test. For some employers, it’s company policy, while for others it’s a government-mandated necessity. Employment drug and alcohol screening is done specifically to identify drug and alcohol abuse that could interfere with job performance.

Drug & Alcohol Screening

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequency and timing of a screening depends on your employer, however employers may request drug and alcohol testing in these situations:

  • Pre-employment 
  • Return-to-duty following a workers’ compensation claim 
  • Post-accident 
  • Reasonable suspicion or cause 
  • Randomly 
  • Cocaine 
  • Marijuana 
  • Opiates 
  • Methamphetamines 
  • Phencyclidine (PCP) 
  • Barbiturates 
  • Benzodiazepines 
  • Methadone 
  • Methaqualone 
  • Propoxyphene 
  • Hydrocodone
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxymorphone
  • drug testing laws differ in each state
  • employers may require random drug testing at any time
  • applicants and employees concerned about their rights should consult their state labor department

 The process depends on the type of drug testing, whether it’s a urine, blood, breath, saliva, hair or sweat test. Each test can be done in minutes. Negative results are usually known within a few hours, whereas positive results may require further testing.

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