Drug Testing in Washington

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as “Washington“, “the District“, or simply “D.C.”, is the capital of the United States.

National Drug Screening is proud to be providing drug testing services for many city agencies in Washington, DC. We have 6 facilities open in the City of Washington, DC for drug tests and alcohol testing. Mobile onsite drug testing also available in Washington, DC.

With locations throughout the Washington, DC area; National Drug Screening is your professional choice for drug and alcohol testing programs for both individuals and employers. Drug tests can be ordered quickly online or with a quick phone call to 866-843-4545.  This can be urine drug testing or hair drug testing. Both DOT drug testing and Non-DOT drug testing are available in the Washington, DC area.

Drug use is high in Washington, DC. Court-ordered and probation drug testing along with random drug testing programs are available. Individuals needing a drug test can call and receive same-day service. For employers, we offer drug-free workplace programs.

Child care agencies and education facilities are required to participate in a drug and alcohol testing program. National Drug Screening works with many child care agencies, early learning facilities and Montessori schools to help them with required drug testing.

Marijuana and Employers in Washington, DC

With legal marijuana (medical and recreational) in Washington, DC; employees have protections when using off duty marijuana. Employers are prohibited from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test positive for the drug. For post-accident or reasonable suspicion drug testing, and for employees in safety-sensitive positions; employers should continue to drug test for marijuana. In other situations, drug testing employee for marijuana is not recommended.  Employers can remove marijuana from their testing panel, but should still test for Cocaine, Opioids and other illicit drugs. Learn more about Marijuana laws in Washington, DC.

Government Contracted Employers

Employers with government contracts are required to implement a drug free workplace program as per the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. This ACT requires federal contractors and all federal grantees to agree that they will provide drug-free workplaces as a condition of receiving a contract or grant from a federal agency. In Washington, DC and in all areas of the United States, National Drug Screening assists employer with compliance for Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Drug test centers are open daily nationwide with fast service for any drug test.

Crime and Drug Use

Drug use tends to be higher in areas with high crime rates. The overall crime rate in Washington is 100% higher than the national average, for every 100,000 people, there are 15.67 daily crimes that occur in Washington. Washington is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States and also in Washington you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.  in 2022 there was an increase in crime in Washington, DC particularly car theft, property crime, arson and other violent crimes.  Cocaine and crack are most often used drugs in Washington, DC.