Drug Testing State of the Union Address 2021

Drug Testing State of the Union Address 2021

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What drug testing trends can you expect to see in 2021? Should your drug testing program change based on the latest substance abuse statistics?

Workplace drug testing has been a hot topic this past year and will become even more important in 2021. The country is experiencing an increase in drug positivity results, especially since the legalization of marijuana in many states. Additionally, increased stress from the COVID-19 pandemic is causing greater use of illicit drugs and alcohol. 

Staying up-to-date on evolving drug and health screening trends, including medical and recreational marijuana is paramount to establishing a solid drug-free workplace program. 

Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight's Chief Medical Officer discusses the current drug testing landscape, the various test types/specimens and the changing regulatory requirements.

Topics Covered:

  • Yearly trends for lab positive rates
  • Comparison of MRO positive rates by specimen
  • Medical and recreational marijuana changes
  • DOT update - alternate specimen update
  • Drug use and impairment
  • Best practice recommendations

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