Drug Testing Connecticut
Drug Testing Connecticut
Accredited Drug Testing provides multiple testing services at our drug testing locations in all cities and surrounding areas throughout the State of Connecticut. We offer same day drug testing, alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing. Drug and alcohol testing services are provided for employers in need of a pre-employment, random and post-accident test, as well as individuals needing a drug or alcohol test for court ordered, probation or family purposes. Same day service is available, and most drug testing Connecticut testing centers are within minutes of your home or office. Tests are administered utilizing urine, oral/ saliva, hair follicle, blood, ETG and breath alcohol. Negative test results are generally available as fast as 24-48 hours. “When You Need A Test, Choose The Best”
How to schedule a drug test in Connecticut
To schedule any type of drug test at our Connecticut locations, call our scheduling department at (800) 219-7161. You can also schedule your drug test online utilizing our express scheduling registration by selecting your test and completing the Donor Information/Registration Section. You must register for the test prior to proceeding to the testing center.
The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest drug or alcohol testing center which performs the type of test you have selected. A donor pass/registration form with the local testing center address, hours of operation and instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take this form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment is necessary in most cases. However, you must complete the donor information section and pay for the test at the time of registration.
Our laboratories are SAMHSA certified and all test results are verified by our in house licensed physicians who serve as Medical Review Officers (MRO).
Connecticut Drug Testing News
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were 955 overdose deaths involving opioids in Connecticut—a rate of 27.7 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is twofold higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. The greatest increase in opioid deaths was see in cases involving synthetic opioids (mainly fentanyl): a rise from 79 deaths in 2016 to 686 in 2017. Deaths involving heroin also increased from 98 deaths in 2012 to 450 in 2016 but saw a decrease in 2017 to 425 deaths. Prescription opioids were involved in 273 deaths in 2017, a more than fourfold increase from 60 in 2012.
Research also revealed that in 2017, Connecticut providers wrote 48.0 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons compared to the average U.S. rate of 58.7 opioid prescriptions. Since 2012, this represents a 30 percent decline (CDC). The rate of overdose deaths involving opioid prescriptions has not followed this trend and steadily rose from 1.6 deaths in 2012 to 7.7 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2017.
NAS or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) may occur when a pregnant woman uses drugs such as opioids during pregnancy. A recent national study showed a fivefold increase in the incidence of NAS/NOWS between 2004 and 2014, from 1.5 per 1,000 hospital births to 8.0 per hospital births. That is one baby born with NAS/NOWS every 15 minutes in the United States. During the same period, hospital costs for NAS/NOWS births increased from $91 million to $563 million, after adjusting for inflation.
The state of Connecticut reports on the number of hospital discharges for babies born with NAS due to fetal exposure to opioids. From 2004 to 2014 the number of NAS/NOWS hospital discharges doubled from 163 to 384 cases. This number has since then continued to rise to 440 in 2017 (Chime Hospital Discharge Data, Connecticut Department of Public Health).
Marijuana in the State of Connecticut
In the state of Connecticut, recreational marijuana is technically illegal, however, a bill has been passed which it’s basic outline is “…make it legal for adults 21-years-old and older to possess 1.5 ounces of marijuana for recreational use. Another bill has more to do with taxation of marijuana and a bill before the Judicial Committee would allow those with convictions for possession of marijuana to get their records erased. The bills will likely end up as one before a General Assembly vote.” This was crucial bill that was approved in March of 2019, which is a step forward in making recreational marijuana legal. However, the law still states recreational medical marijuana use is illegal and prohibited and you will receive tickets, fines and jail time depending on the amount and charge.
In the state of Connecticut, medical marijuana is legal so long as they qualify for a medical marijuana certificate. The requirements to obtain this certificate include being a resident of Connecticut and having a debilitating medical condition such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV, severe rheumatoid arthritis, intractable headache syndromes, osteogenesis imperfecta and chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders as examples. Patients under 18 may also obtain a medical marijuana certificate if they have cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, irreversible spinal cord injury, seizure disorders and muscular dystrophy to name a few.
Urine or hair drug testing methods in Connecticut – You choose!
Accredited Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customer’s needs. With a 1 to 5-day detection period urine testing is the most common method used by employers, courts and schools. However, hair drug and alcohol testing is becoming a frequently used testing method due to a detection period of approximately 90 days.
Court Ordered Drug Testing (Probation/Child Custody) in Connecticut
Our local drug testing Connecticut centers provide drug and alcohol tests that are utilized for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings, including probation and other types of government required tests. Observed tests are available and tests results can be submitted for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings including probation hearings, child custody cases, litigation and all manner of government required tests.
Court ordered drug tests should contain detailed instructions specifying the type of test to be administered and the drugs that should be screened for. If sample collection needs to be witnessed in order to prevent potential tampering or substitution, those specifications will be stated in the court order.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services in Connecticut
We also specialize in providing testing services for all DOT Modes including Trucking Industry (FMCSA), Maritime Industry (USCG), Aviation Industry (FAA), Public Transportation (FTA), Railroad Industry (FRA) and Pipeline Industry (PHMSA) in accordance with Part 40 of the US Department of Transportation Compliance Regulations. Additional DOT Services include consortium enrollment, MVR reports, Supervisor Training and policy manual development. In addition, we offer a complete DOT Compliance Program for single operators and small trucking companies.
Additional DOT Services:
- Consortium Enrollment
- DOT Physicals
- Supervisor Training
- Employer Drug Policy Development
- MVR Reports
- Employee Training
- Background Checks
- FMCSA Clearinghouse Verification/Search
Employer/Drug Free Workplace Testing in Connecticut
Are you an employer and want to become a drug free workplace? Accredited Drug Testing specializes in providing comprehensive and cost-effective drug free workplace programs for small, medium and large companies. Businesses that utilize an employee drug testing program are commonly referred to as a Drug Free Workplace. However, many times companies do not fully qualify as a Drug Free Workplace because the drug testing program which they use does not have all of the components which make up a true Drug Free Workplace under their State specific law. Our Drug Testing Connecticut locations are ready to serve your needs. Want to open a free employer account? Click Here to open your employer drug testing account today and save money!
What Are the Benefits of Being a Drug Free Workplace in Connecticut?
- Enhanced Employee Performance
- Reduced Job-Related Accidents
- Reduced Employee Absenteeism
- Lower Workers Compensation Rates
- Improved Employee Moral
- Customer Satisfaction
On-site/Mobile Drug Testing in Connecticut
Do you have at least 10 employees needing a drug or alcohol test? If so, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site drug testing at your place of business. On-site drug testing services is frequently used by construction sites, manufacturing facilities, job fairs. On-site drug testing is available for pre employment and random testing. Call us today at (800)219-7161 and speak to our on-site coordinator to schedule your drug testing event in Connecticut.
Drug Testing Locations in Connecticut
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Connecticut and the surrounding areas. Many of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate a person’s work schedule. Our drug testing locations in Connecticut have certified and trained drug testing specialists ready to serve your testing needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and confidential manner.
Drug testing purposes for employers include pre-employment, random selection, post-accident and reasonable suspicion. Testing purposes for individuals can include court ordered, probation, child custody or for any other personal reason.
Accredited Drug Testing is a nationwide drug testing company with testing centers in Connecticut specializing in Drug, Alcohol, DNA testing. DOT Physicals and Background Checks.
On the road or vacation? No worries! We can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
With over 20,000 testing centers throughout the United States, Accredited Drug Testing has testing centers in all States and in most cities and towns.
Which drug testing panel is right for you?
Drug test screening groups are commonly referred to as a drug testing panel. The most common panels used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug tests, (panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screening can be analyzed for drugs such as opiates, bath salts, synthetic cannabinoids and a wide range of prescription drugs.
Customized Drug Testing Connecticut
Accredited Drug Testing in Connecticut also provides customized drug testing for synthetic marijuana, Ketamine, spice, kratom, bath salts and various opioids including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, and others. Prescription drugs can be screened including Adderall, Ritalin, and Suboxone with levels reflecting usage.
What is a drug test?
A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva-to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law (such as cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin) and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace. Numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity (detection threshold/cutoff), and detection periods exist. A drug test may also refer to a test that provides quantitative chemical analysis of an illegal drug, typically intended to help with responsible drug use.
Why choose Accredited Drug Testing in Connecticut?
Our staff is prepared to assist you with any questions you may have in a friendly and confidential manner and providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Connecticut is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of employers and individuals who need any type of test.
How to Schedule a Drug Test in Connecticut
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Connecticut testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800) 219-7161 or you may schedule a test online 24/7 by clicking the ‘Order a Test’ button and receive your donor pass/registration form with the testing center address and instructions via email.
We Have Drug and Alcohol Testing Centers in All Cities in Connecticut. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
- East Hartford
- East Haven
- East Lyme
- Gales Ferry
- Mansfield Center
- New Britain
- New Haven
- New London
- New Milford
- North Stonington
- Old Saybrook
- Rocky Hill
- South Windsor
- W Hartford
- West Hartford
- West Haven
- Windsor Locks