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Drug Testing in the Workplace

How important is to Drug Test?
For a lot of people the answer is very easy  but in reality there is a complex issue that affects companies and their employees. For many years the war on drugs has been fought but the reality is that people still use illicit drugs but also on the rise is the use of unauthorized prescription and synthetic drugs (K2 - Synthetic Marijuana and Molly - MDMA). More than a black and white issue or an employer dictating how a employee must behave outside their work schedule, for most companies the real issue involves labor security and how drugs in the workplace impacts companies losses.

A poll from the Society of Human Resources Management showed primary reasons why companies will not conduct a drug test program in the workplace:
·24% Their organization didn't believe in drug testing.
·18% They are not require by the state to drug test.
·16%The cost of drug testing is too high.
·16%Saw no return on their investment on a drug test policy.
·7%  It's too diffi…

Drug Testing Teenagers with a Home Drug Test: Pros & Cons

As a parent, choosing to drug test your teen can be one of the more difficult decisions you’ll make. You might be worried that your son or daughter is taking illegal drugs, but you might be concerned that asking your child to submit to a drug test will ruin your relationship with him or her. It’s important not to make a decision of this magnitude lightly, so we’ve created a guide to help you decide whether a home drug test for your teenager is a good idea.

First, let’s go through the reasons why you should drug test your child:
Your teenager is already submitting to court-mandated drug testing. You may think that because your teen is being drug tested regularly by the authorities that it’s not important to test at home, but an independent drug test is always a good idea. Often, court-mandated drug tests give false results. A home drug test can help you defend your child if he or she receives a false positive on a test. It can also help you feel more confident in the results of the court…