Drug Testing Georgia
Drug Testing Georgia
Accredited Drug Testing provides multiple testing services at our drug testing locations in all cities and surrounding areas throughout the State of Georgia. 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 Georgia 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 Georgia
To schedule any type of drug test at our Georgia 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).
State of Georgia Drug Testing News
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were approximately 1,014 overdose deaths that involved opioids in Georgia. This puts Georgia at a rate of 9.7 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is below the national average of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons in the same year. Research has revealed that there was an increase in opioid deaths and the most common opioid used was fentanyl. In fact, in 2012 there were only 61 deaths involving synthetic opioids, but this rose quite high to 419 in 2017. Also, the rate of heroin overdose deaths has also increased within the same time frame from 40 deaths to approximately 263 deaths.
As of 2017, Georgia providers wrote approximately 70.9 opioid prescriptions per every 100 persons, which was extremely high compared to the national average during the same time which was only 58.7 prescriptions per 100 persons.
With the opioid epidemic hitting the United States extremely hard, the Georgia Department of Public Health has come together with other companies and programs to combat the opioid epidemic. Some examples of what their plans include are listed below:
Marijuana in the State of Georgia
According to the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Georgia has enacted a bill on April 17, 2019 that allows in-state access to low-THC oil. Information directly from MPP, states “On April 17, 2019, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed the Georgia’s Hope Act — HB 324 — into law. At long last, patients will be able to safely access low-THC medical cannabis oil within Georgia. The Senate approved the final language of the Georgia’s Hope Act in a 34-20 vote, while the House vote was 147-16.
In 2015, the Georgia General Assembly passed a bill allowing patients to register to possess up to 20 fluid ounces of medical cannabis oil with up to 5% THC. The legislature later expanded the law to include more medical conditions, and more than 8,000 patients are signed up. However, the law didn’t include any access to cannabis oil.
Under the Georgia’s Hope Act, six producers will be allowed to cultivate medical cannabis preparations in Georgia, along with two universities. Pharmacies will be allowed to sell the medical cannabis preparations, and regulators could authorize private dispensaries. (Due to medical cannabis’ federal illegality, it is far from certain that universities or pharmacies would participate.) It is expected to take at least a year before legal sales begin. For more details, check out our summary.
MPP is grateful to Jacob Eassa, lobbyist with CompassionateGA, who worked hard to get the bill past the finish line and ensure the bill remained workable. We would also like to thank MPP grantee Nora Bushfield of CompassionateGA for their organizing efforts and all the patients and loved ones who spoke out for so many years. And of course, this was only possible due to the leadership of bill sponsor Rep. Micah Gravley (R), former Rep. Allen Peake (R) who championed medical cannabis legislation for years, and all the lawmakers who supported the legislation. While this is a huge victory, work remains to be done in future legislative sessions to improve the law. It still does not meet MPP’s definition of an effective medical cannabis law.”
In the state of Georgia, medical marijuana is legal, however it is still working out the kinks to be able to purchase or possess medical marijuana. According to Atlanta News Now, you can take the proper channels and register with the state and obtain a special card from the Georgia Department of Health to be able to use medical marijuana however, the problem is, there’s no way to legally acquire the medical marijuana in Georgia. It’s against the law to grow medical marijuana. You can’t legally buy it, sell it or bring the drug into Georgia from another state.
Urine or hair drug testing methods in Georgia – 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 Georgia
Our local drug testing Georgia 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 Georgia
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 Georgia
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 Georgia 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 Georgia?
- 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 Georgia
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 Georgia.
Drug Testing Locations in Georgia
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia
Accredited Drug Testing in Georgia 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 Georgia?
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 Georgia 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 Georgia
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Georgia 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 Georgia. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
- Blue Ridge
- College Park
- East Point
- Flowery Branch
- Forest Park
- Fort Oglethorpe
- Fort Valley
- Garden City
- Johns Creek
- Lithia Spring
- Lithia Springs
- Locust Grove
- Peachtree City
- Port Wentworth
- Richmond Hill
- Rock Spring
- Saint Marys
- Saint Simons Island
- Sandy Springs
- South Clayton
- St Marys
- Stone Mountain
- The Rock
- Union City
- Villa Rica
- Warner Robins
- West Point