Urine Drug Testing
Urine drug testing is a fast and simple method of testing your body for illegal drugs. Because employers do not want to employ individual with a drug habit, some companies have begun urine drug testing. If you apply for employment with the government, school system, or medical field, you may be required to take a urine drug test. There are various drug testing methods. Insurance companies may require blood or hair samples. These methods are also very effective. To ensure that a person is not taking illegal drugs, some employers and agencies may require both blood and urine drug testing.
Urine drug testing is perfect for detecting traces of various illegal drugs. The five major types of drugs include amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, PCP, and marijuana. The positive surrounding urine drug testing is that the test can only detect drug use that occurred within the last 12 to 72 hours. This benefits the drug user or applicant. On the negative side of the coin, employers and insurance agencies may unknowingly grant employment or a policy to a regular drug user. Whereas insurance agencies do not administer random drug tests, employers may have unannounced urine drug testing. This way, if any employee has a drug habit, it will be revealed.
If you are scheduled for a urine drug testing, the best method for passing the test is to stop drug use immediately. If your employer administers random testing, permanently stopping drug use is a wise choice, especially if there is a strict drug use policy. Before accepting employment, inquire of the employer’s policy regarding drug use and re-testing. Some employers are willing to announce drug tests. This allows adequate time for occasional drug users to rid their body of any traces of illegal drugs. However, employers are not required to provide notice of drug testing.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.