Category: Blog Series

Hair testing

Ask the Experts: Hair drug test specimens

October 17, 2017 By

Our experts explain how a hair drug test specimen can be taken from other parts of the body if someone is lacking hair or is bald.

By the Numbers

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications

October 3, 2017 By

52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests.

By the Numbers

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs

September 25, 2017 By

New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: Random drug testing data

September 22, 2017 By

The FMCSA random rate is only a minimum standard and employers can elect to test at a greater rate. Examine your program and consider the risks.

An Exploration of Addiction

An exploration of addiction: Trauma and adult substance abuse

August 7, 2017 By

Substance use disorders are complex and sometimes trauma can push someone across the very thin line between a casual drug habit and addiction.

An Exploration of Addiction

An exploration of addiction: Young adults

June 27, 2017 By

Young adults are known to partake in risky behavior. But what are some of the consequences when weekend fun becomes life-altering.

Ask the Experts

Top 10 drug testing tips for HR

June 16, 2017 By

A workplace drug testing program can help HR professional to hire the most talented, drug-free individual for the job. Read our top 10 tips.

By the Numbers

Mapping drug use in the U.S. workforce

June 9, 2017 By

Our new interactive map, powered by Drug Testing Index data, illustrates workplace urine drug test positivity by drug type for the past 10 years.

By the Numbers

Cocaine continues upward trend

June 1, 2017 By

Cocaine positivity increased 12% in 2016, reaching a 7-year high of 0.28%, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

By the Numbers

Prescription misuse epidemic affects 7 in 10 employers

May 11, 2017 By

Data shows that 71% of employers are impacted by our country’s prescription drug epidemic. Employers want to help, yet many feel "unprepared."