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March 3, 2019

The Basics of Pre Employment Drug Screenings

While employers around the nation will have their own set of hiring standards, one thing that often remains the same is the fact that pre-employment drug tests are becoming the norm when it comes to making sure that an employee is worth adding to...

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March 3, 2019

Is An Oral Drug Test The Right Option For Your Business?

Businesses today rely on drug screenings to help them find the right employees, keep their workplace drug free, and more. But there are several different kinds of drug screens that can be done, and it’s often difficult to know just what is...

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March 3, 2019

Breaking Down The Basics Of The Swab Drug Test

When most people think of drug testing, the first thing that comes to mind is urine or blood tests. However, there are other types of tests that can be used as well. Hair is one option, but one that is beginning to see more use is the swab drug...

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March 8, 2019

Starting A Drug Testing Business (Video Blog)

In this video of the NDS Video Blog series, Joe Reilly discusses Starting a Drug Testing Business. Starting a drug testing business is a challenge. It will take hard work, dedication, training and also some money. It will also take time and lots...

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March 3, 2019

All You Need To Know About Five Panel Urine Drug Tests

Drug screenings are becoming more and more commonplace throughout the country, with employers using them to screen potential employees, identify potential causes of accidents, and more. But while there are plenty of things to consider about these...

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March 3, 2019

A Closer Look At Urine Drug Tests

Drug testing has come a long way over the last few decades. Today, there are many different reasons that drug tests are used and also many different types of drug tests that can be used. And while everything from swab tests to hair tests are...

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February 27, 2019

Allowing Marijuana Use in Your Florida Workplace

Specific to Construction Industry with a high population of marijuana smokers.  Florida law – currently you can’t smoke marijuana even if you have a medical marijuana card. Company decision must be made: Will company...

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February 26, 2019

Video Blog: DER Training Part 1 of 5

Welcome to the national drug screening video Blog series. In this 5 part series, Tom Fulmer will focus on designated employer representative training. Designated Employer Representative also known as DER is the primary person responsible for the...

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February 4, 2019

Why Hair Strand Tests Are Required: FAQs And Facts

The modern world is full of substances that impair people's judgment. They often cause the person to do things that they normally wouldn't do. For example, if parents get hooked on something such as cocaine, they may choose to buy more and more of...

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February 4, 2019

Understanding The Range Of 5 Panel Drug Test Cost

Those that abuse substances have a major impact on people around them. Whether the persons are co-workers, employers, friends, or family members, the issue can strain relationships to the brink. Some things are downers while others are uppers...

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February 4, 2019

The 5 Panel Drug And Alcohol Test: FAQs, Facts, And Rumors

Who needs a 5 Panel Drug and Alcohol Test? Perhaps, the better question is who doesn't? Some folks choose to complete the exam for their own personal reasons. Others are court ordered to do so for probation, child custody hearings, divorce...

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February 4, 2019

Nursing School Drug Test: FAQs, Facts, And Rumors

Many, many people choose to get into the nursing field, and why not? They get to spend their days helping patients and making their lives better. Plus, the pay is nothing to shake a stick at. Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that...

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February 4, 2019

Facts About Standard Pre-Employment Drug Tests

A lot of companies require potential employees to pass background checks. In many cases, they even call for a standard pre-employment drug test to be passed as well. The individual might have to get fingerprinted too depending on the organization...

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February 4, 2019

Employee Drug Testing Policies: What You Need To Know

A lot of people view employee drug testing as an invasion of one's privacy. They feel that what workers do on their own time is their own business. Well, this statement is true, but often, substance abuse carries over into the workplace, which...

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February 4, 2019

Drugs And Alcohol Test: Why And When Are They Needed?

Workers have a lot of stress in their daily lives. They are pushed to the limit while being expected to perform and produce results. On many occasions, instead of reaching out for help, they let things get out of hand and become overwhelmed...

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February 4, 2019

All About Hair Strand Drug Test And Its Specific Purposes

It is no secret that drugs have become a big problem today. They affect people at home, school, and the workplace as well. In fact, a study by Facing Addiction with NCADD estimates that 70-percent of the 14.8-million Americans who use illicit...

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February 2, 2019

What Happens If I Fail A DOT Drug Test?

DOT drug testing is serious business and failing a DOT drug test can cause you to lose your job with even more consequences.  The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates that if you fail a DOT required drug test, you must be...

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January 25, 2019

What Cities Have Employees Smoking Marijuana?

Recently there have been several studies and surveys showing what cities in America have the highest use of marijuana.  In February of 2018, the Motley Fool listed the 10 Major Cities That Consume the Most Marijuana Each Year.  These...

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December 21, 2018

Video Blog: Meet Katherine Finnell

Meet Our Team members in this video blog series. Today's Featured team member is Katherine Finnell, Administrate Assistant to the Vice President of Operations of National Drug Screening. Katherine shares some things about herself like favorite...

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December 21, 2018

Volusia/Flagler SHRM Chapter Announces Tom Fulmer to Speak at First Meeting of 2019

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management announces that Tom Fulmer, Vice President of Business Development for National Drug Screening, Inc. and former professional speaker will be presenting at the 2019 Chapter...

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December 14, 2018

Drugs That Kill

Guest Blog by Katherine Finnell, National Drug Screening It’s no surprise illicit drug use often leads to death. With an estimated 450,000 drug related deaths over the past ten years it now surpasses traffic fatalities in the US. What is a...

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December 6, 2018

Drug Testing Industry Veteran Celebrates 25 Years - Receives Simpkins Entrepreneurial Award

On 12/5/2018 Joe Reilly was honored as a Business Leader of the Year by Space Coast Business magazine, a trusted voice for the Florida business community. "I am very honored to receive this wonderful award. Thanks to a great team at National Drug...

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November 30, 2018

National Drug Screening Awarded Accreditation

National Drug Screening Awarded Accreditation The National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) has certified National Drug Screening as a Nationally Accredited Third Party Administrator.  This accreditation verifies that...

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November 26, 2018

Drug Test Near Me

We get daily phone calls asking where can I get drug testing near me.  The answer is simple as we have drug testing centers in all areas of the United States.  Both employers and individuals call us daily and we arrange a same day drug...

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November 26, 2018

Video Blog: Meet Char Clark

http://www.NationalDrugScreening.com | 866-843-4545 Meet Our Team members in this video blog series. Today's Featured team member is Char Clark, Customer Service Administrator. "Char is a wonderful person who goes out of her way to help...

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November 8, 2018

A Great Success Story

We are so proud of our friends at e7 Health with headquarters in Las Vegas, NV.  This team has embraced drug testing and expanded other services at their locations. Their dedication to technology and to leaning their industries, services and...

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November 7, 2018

Video Blog: 17 Panel Hair Drug Test

Hair drug testing is becoming more and more popular throughout the United States. I'm Joe Reilly, president of National Drug screening. Today I'm going to talk about the new 17 panel hair drug test which is the most comprehensive hair drug test...

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November 6, 2018

Marijuana in your Florida Workplace

Reprinted from Spacecoast Business Magazine - Best Practice SectionIt is Decision Time The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, also known as Amendment 2, was approved by voters back on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Has your...

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November 6, 2018

Drug Testing Cut off levels and detection times

If you took one hit of a joint would you test positive for marijuana? And how long do drugs stay in your system? I'm Joe Reilly, President of National Drug Screening. Welcome to our video blog series. Today we're going to talk about drug testing...

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November 2, 2018

Video Blog: How to Start a DOT Specimen Collection

In this video of the NDS Video Blog series, Joe Reilly discusses DOT Urine Specimen Collection. Collection Step 1: Starting a collection highlights: 1) Go over Instructions with the donor 2) Check Id of Donor 3) Check that Specimen ID numbers...

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November 2, 2018

New Drug Prevention Ad Released by The White House

In partnership with the Ad Council and Truth Initiative, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) rolled out the second phase of the Administration’s “The Truth About Opioids” drug prevention ads. This ad...

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November 1, 2018

Video Blog: Where Does Drug Testing Take Place?

An interesting question I get often is “where does drug testing happen?”. I'm Joe Reilly, president of National Drug Screening. Welcome to our video blog series. The question for today is where does drug testing happens. It is often...

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October 17, 2018

Transit Industry Random Drug Testing Rate to Increase to 50% beginning January 1, 2019

On October 17, 2018, the Federal Transit Administration issued a letter announcing that effective January 1, 2019, the minimum rate of random drug testing will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent of covered employees for employers subject to...

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October 14, 2018

Post-Accident Drug & Alcohol Testing: Alive and Well – Not Illegal

Post-Accident drug and alcohol testing is alive and well and it is not illegal.  Post-accident drug and alcohol testing is an important part of a drug free workplace program and often a requirement of a drug testing program such as for DOT...

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October 12, 2018

Video Blog: Top 5 Mistakes Employers make

In this video of the NDS Video Blog series, Tom Fulmer discusses Employment drug testing. It is on the rise especially with the opioid epidemic that's making the headlines every day. In the news as well is marijuana which has become legalized in...

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September 25, 2018

Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Key Substance Abuse Indicators Source: https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-nsduh-annual-national-report Illicit Drug Use In 2017, 30.5 million people aged 12 or older used an illicit drug in the past 30 days (i.e., current use), which...

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September 24, 2018

Video Blog: Drug Testing on College and University Campuses

University and college drug testing is being conducted for some of the reasons you may suspect and for some you may not. At National Drug Screening, we work with college and university programs that include nursing, occupational therapy (OT)...

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September 16, 2018

Methadone Drug Test - What Is Methadone?

Methadone is an opiate that is legally prescribed by doctors to help treat severe pain. While doctors typically rely on opioid treatment options as a measure of last resort, this is especially the case with methadone. Doctors will usually only...

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September 10, 2018

Tragedy in Connecticut…An Example of the Dangerous Effects of K2 or Synthetic Marijuana (THC)

Recently, more than 70 people overdosed on K2, sometimes called synthetic marijuana, in a single day and in a single location, New Haven, Connecticut. K2 overdoses have sharply increased during the past two years according to data from the Centers...

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September 24, 2018

The Opioid Crisis in Alabama

In the late 1990s, no one knew that prescription opioid pain relievers would become a public health emergency two decades later. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), healthcare providers began prescribing opioids...

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September 6, 2018

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone -  What is Suboxone? Suboxone is a type of opioid medication that is used in drug treatments. Although it does contain opioids like those used to relieve pain, it is primarily used not to treat pain, but rather to treat the...

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August 20, 2018

How to Pass an EtG Test

What is EtG? Ethyl glucuronide, or as it is commonly known, EtG, is a metabolite of alcohol, in particular, ethanol.  EtG can be found in the body following exposure to ethanol. The ethanol exposure is typically the result of drinking...

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August 21, 2018

[Video Blog] - Meet Tom Fulmer

In this video of the NDS Video Blog series, Joe Reilly interviews Tom Fulmer, VP Business Development for National Drug Screening, Inc. Tom Fulmer, CPCT, is the Vice President of Business Development for National Drug Screening, a nationwide...

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August 20, 2018

For College Students, “Smart Drugs” Aren’t So Smart

Parents with a child about to enter college commonly worry about drug use on campus. They traditionally think about marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol. Most do not suspect that a new force has entered the world of drugs on college...

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August 15, 2018

Addiction in the Workplace

Drug addiction is a serious disease and it is difficult to think that perhaps you have an employee that is addicted to drugs such as heroin or Oxycontin; but this happens in the workplace often. Alcoholism and drug dependence and addiction, known...

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August 8, 2018

[Video Blog] Business Owners Must Make a Marijuana Decision

Of course you have heard of medical marijuana or recreational marijuana and attempts at the Federal level to make marijuana legal.  There are debates on both sides about whether marijuana should be legal.  No matter what your position or...

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August 3, 2018

[Video Blog] Probation Drug Testing - Probation Alcohol Testing - An Overview

We get calls every day from people who need probation drug testing. Many times it's the individual's first time having to schedule such a test. In this video, we provide some important details on what you know before requesting a probation drug...

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August 1, 2018

[Video Blog] Post Accident Drug Test and OSHA 29 CFR 1904

OSHA Record Keeping and Reporting Rule In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) started enforcing new rules and guidelines regarding post-accident drug and alcohol testing. The new rules, which include anti-retaliation...

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August 1, 2018

Top Selling Drug Tests at National Drug Screening

What Urine or Hair Drug Tests are Individuals Ordering from National Drug Screening On a daily basis at National Drug Screening we receive many phone calls from individuals needing a drug test.  Often they say “Where can I get a drug...

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July 31, 2018

[Video Blog] Partner Spotlight

National Drug Screening (NDS) has partner customers throughout the United States.  Our unique Partner Program provides expert consultation and high quality robust back office services for efficient management and delivery of highly effective...

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