District of Columbia
Drug Testing District of Columbia
Drug Testing Washington, District of Columbia
How to schedule a drug test in Washington, District of Columbia
To schedule any type of drug test at our Washington, District of Columbia locations, call our scheduling department at (800) 221-4291. 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).
Washington, District of Columbia Drug Testing News
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Washington, D.C. ranks as one of the top states with a death toll related to opioids. To explain, in 2016 there were approximately 209 opioid-related overdose deaths which puts Washington, D.C. at a rate of 30 deaths per 100,000 persons. This is more than double the national average of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons during the same time period. From 2013 to 2016 deaths related to synthetic opioids have been increasing greatly, starting at just 13 and sky rocketing to 129. Not to mention, since 2010, the number of overdose deaths related to heroin has increased from 16 to 67.
With the rates of deaths increasing each year, Mayor Muriel Bowser made plans to help end the opioid epidemic that is taking over the community by aiming to complete seven goals.
Goal 1: Reduce legislative and regulatory barriers to create a comprehensive surveillance and response that supports sustainable solutions to emerging trends in substance use disorder, opioid-related overdoses, and opioid-related fatalities.
Goal 2: Educate District residents and key stakeholders on the risks of opioid use disorders and effective prevention and treatment options.
Goal 3: Engage health professionals and organizations in the prevention and early intervention of substance use disorder among District residents.
Goal 4: Support the awareness and availability of, and access to, harm reduction services in Washington, DC.
Goal 5: Ensure equitable and timely access to high-quality substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services.
Goal 6: Develop and implement a shared vision between Washington, DC's justice and public health agencies to address the needs of individuals who come in contact with the criminal justice system to develop a culture of empathy for residents and their families.
Goal 7: Develop effective law enforcement strategies that reduce the supply of illegal opioids in Washington, DC.
According to DC.gov, The plan will complement the DC Government's existing interagency work to reduce opioid use disorder that includes improving data and surveillance, expanding access to life-saving harm reduction best practices, and educating residents on risks and treatment options through innovative public campaigns.
Marijuana in Washington, District of Columbia
According to Macey Wolfer and WIKILEAF, anyone over the age of 21 can possess up to two ounces of marijuana or grow up to six personal plants. When growing, only three of the plants can be mature at a given time. Adults may also transfer up to an ounce of weed to another adult, so long as no money, goods, or services are exchanged. Paraphernalia may be on a person so long as it is associated with no more than one ounce of cannabis. Adults over 21 are permitted to consume marijuana on private property only.
The law relies on a single phrase: Home grow; home use. Consuming marijuana in public spaces or on federal property will result in a penalty of up to $100 in fines. Smoking in a parked car can still result in a DUI, which could result in arrest. Discretion is key to marijuana use in D.C.
As far as medicinal marijuana in Washington, D.C. goes, it is legal for patients with a doctor's prescription. These patients are the only ones that are legally able to obtain medical cannabis from a dispensary and can possess up to two ounces each month. However, they are still prohibited from consuming marijuana in public places and will receive the same consequences as a recreational marijuana user.
Urine or hair drug testing methods in Washington, D.C â€“ 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 Washington, D.C
Our local drug testing Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C
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 Washington, D.C
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 Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C?
- 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 Washington, D.C
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)221-4291 and speak to our on-site coordinator to schedule your drug testing event in Washington, D.C.
Drug Testing Locations in Washington, D.C
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Washington, D.C and the surrounding areas. Many of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate a personâ€™s work schedule. Our drug testing locations in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C
Accredited Drug Testing in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C?
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 Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Washington, D.C testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800) 221-4291 or you may schedule a test online 24/7 by clicking the â€˜Order a Testâ€™ button and receive your donor pass/registration form with the testing center address and instructions via email.