Drug Testing Mississippi
Drug Testing Mississippi
Accredited Drug Testing provides multiple testing services at our drug testing locations in all cities and surrounding areas throughout the State of Mississippi. 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi
To schedule any type of drug test at our Mississippi 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 Mississippi Drug Testing News
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were 185 drug overdose deaths involving opioids in Mississippi—an age-adjusted rate of 6.4 deaths per 100,000 persons which was less than the average national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. The greatest increase in opioid involved overdose deaths was seen in cases involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (mainly fentanyl): a rise from 24 deaths in 2014 to 81 deaths in 2017. An overall increase occurred among deaths involving heroin from 10 in 2013 to 34 in 2017, however, no significant increase has been seen since 2015. Prescription opioid-involved deaths also rose during the same period from 66 to 96 deaths.
Research also revealved that in 2017, Mississippi providers wrote 92.9 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, compared to the average U.S. rate of 58.7 prescriptions. According to CDC, this rate was among the top five rates in the United States that year; however, it was also the lowest rate in the state since data became available in 2006. The age-adjusted rates of overdose deaths involving opioid prescriptions rose to 3.2 in 2017 but not significantly.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) may occur when a pregnant woman uses drugs such as opioids during pregnancy. A recent national study revealed a fivefold increase in the incidence of NAS/NOWS between 2004 and 2014, from 1.5 cases per 1,000 hospital births to 8.0 cases per 1,000 hospital births. This is the equivalent of one baby born with symptoms of NAS/NOWS every 15 minutes in the United States. During the same period, hospital costs for NAS/NOW births increased from $91 million to $563 million, after adjusting for inflation.
Marijuana in the State of Mississippi
In the state of Mississippi, there are no marijuana laws that would allow qualified patients to use marijuana for medical use per the recommendation of a physician. Medical marijuana is largely inaccesible for the vast majority of patients suffering from serious illnesses. On April 17, 2014, Mississippi passed H.B. 1231, which included a section known as Harper Grace’s Law. This measure provides an affirmative defense to patients who suffer from a debilitating epileptic condition (and their parents, guardians, or custodians) for the use and possession of marijuana extracts that contain more than 15% of cannabidiol (CBD) and no more than 0.5% THC. The CBD oil must be obtained from or tested by the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi and dispensed by the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 2017, the legislature passed SB 2610, to clarify the use of cannabidiol in research for the treatment of seizures and other medical conditions.
Mississippians have created a campaign for calle Medical Marijuana 2020 to make medical marijuana available to citizens who have debilitating medical conditions in a legal and safe manner. If approved by the voters, patients who are suffering will be able to obtain medical marijuana after they are examined by Mississippi licensed physicians and certified to use medical marijuana. The Mississippi Department of Health will regulate the process by which medical marijuana is grown, processed, and made available to patients.
In the state of Mississippi, recreational marijuana is illegal; however, Mississippi has decriminalized the possession of marijuana for personal use. Getting caught with 30 grams of marijuana or less (first offense) only carries a $250 fine and a civil summons with no arrest, criminal conviction, or jail time. Second and third offenses (with 30 grams or less) are punishable by five days to six months incarceration and a $500 maximum fine. The is no criminal conviction for the possession of 30 grams or less for second and third offenses, either.
Urine or hair drug testing methods in Mississippi – 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 Mississippi
Our local drug testing Mississippi 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 Mississippi
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 Mississippi
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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi?
- 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 Mississippi
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 Mississippi.
Drug Testing Locations in Mississippi
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi
Accredited Drug Testing in Mississippi 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 Mississippi?
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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Mississippi 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 Mississippi. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
- Bay St. Louis
- Blue Mountain
- Crystal Springs
- De Kalb
- Hickory Flat
- Holly Springs
- Horn Lake
- Moss Point
- New Albany
- Ocean Springs
- Olive Branch
- Prentiss Booneville
- Rolling Fork
- Tunica Resorts
- Yazoo City