Drug abuse is a public health problem all over the world and the number of individuals battling substance abuse and addiction has increased in recent years.
Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has shown that almost 20 million adults in the United States had a substance abuse disorder in 2017. This costs the country $740 billion every year in productivity, crime, and healthcare expenses.
To keep the workplace and the society safe, drug testing has become mandatory in some states. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), there are different drug testing methods in the U.S. and these include random drug testing, pre-employment drug testing, cause testing, post-accident testing, follow-up testing, and return-to-duty testing.
The specimen to be used depends on the type of drug to be tested. Read more about the commonly abused drugs in the country in this article.
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