Asheville, NC Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,088.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Asheville: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (breakdown): (9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.1% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.3% for American Indian residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 19.0% for two or more races residents)

Sex Offenders: According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 194 registered sex offenders living in Asheville, North Carolina as of January 18, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Asheville is 461 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this

Land Area: 40.9 square miles.

Zip Codes: 28704, 28715, 28732, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806

Races:
      White alone - 70,369 - 77.1%
      Black alone - 10,869 - 11.9%
      Hispanic - 5,516 - 6.0%
      Two or more races - 1,996 - 2.2%
      Asian alone - 1,849 - 2.0%
      American Indian alone - 259 - 0.3%
      Other race alone - 121 - 0.1%

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Drug & Alcohol Testing Centers, Asheville, NC

Accredited Drug Testing Inc, is the nation’s leading provider of drug, alcohol, occupational health, and DNA testing and has testing centers in Asheville, NC and throughout the local area. Testing centers are within minutes of your home or office and same day service is available in most cases.

Drug and alcohol testing services are provided for employers and individuals and are administered for various reasons including Employment related such as pre-employment, random, post accident and reasonable suspicion, also US DOT-Part 40, Court Ordered, School and personal reasons.

Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Asheville, NC testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800)221-4291 or you may schedule a test online 24/7 by clicking below and receive your donor pass/registration form with the testing center address and instructions via email.

Customer Service Is Our #1 Priority- Our Drug Testing centers recognize that needing a drug, alcohol or occupational health test can be stressful at times. Accredited Drug Testing takes the stress out of a stressful situation and is available to answer any questions you may have and provide our services in a friendly, courteous and confidential manner. Call our scheduling department today at (800)221-4291.



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Types of Drug Testing Methods Available

Our testing centers provide many types of drug testing methods, below is a brief description of each method choose the one that is right for your need.


Urine Drug Testing

Urine Test - Urine - Accredited Drug Testing provides drug testing utilizing the Urine screening method. Urine drug testing can be screened for 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 15 panel screenings. Urine drug tests can also include an expanded opiates analysis. Same day service is available and testing centers are located in all cities and in most cases within minutes from your home or office. The detection period for a urine drug test is up to 3-5 days and results are reported in most cases in 2- 3 days.

The procedure for a urine drug test is simple. A donor provides a urine specimen in a cup to a drug testing collection specialist who will then seal the specimen cup, complete various documentation including a chain of custody form, have the donor initial the specimen cup seal, provide identification and upon completion of the collection and paperwork the specimen will be sent in a secure manner by Currier to the laboratory for testing.


Hair Drug Testing - Accredited Drug Testing can provide a drug test utilizing the Hair follicle drug test method and a Hair drug test can be tested for 5, 10, and 12 panel screenings. The detection period for a hair drug test is up to 90 days and results are reported in most cases in 3 -5 days.

The hair drug test is becoming more frequently used by employers, courts and other government agencies due to the fact that the window of detection for illegal drug use for a hair is up to 90 days. Many courts have begun accepting hair testing in place of urine or blood testing and hair testing has been determined to be legally and scientifically admissible evidence in a court of law.

A hair drug test is a simple process whereby a drug testing collection specialist cuts approximately 120 strands of hair from the head or a specific amount from the body and submits the hair to a certified laboratory for analysis. A hair follicle drug test can be screened for a 5 panel, 10 panel or 12 panel test and can also include expanded opiates. If a donor does not have 1 ½ inches of hair on their head, body hair can be utilized, however, if the donor is bald and has none or very little body hair, a hair drug test is not an available option, a urine or oral/saliva test should be utilized.

In addition to our standard drug test panels, opioid screening can be added to any drug test to determine the use and/or abuse of any prescription drugs.

Hair Follicle Drug Testing

DOT Drug Testing

US DOT Testing and Part 40 Compliance - Accredited Drug Testing provides DOT drug testing for pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and return to duty for companies or employees regulated and covered by 49 CFR Part 40 including FMCSA, USCG, FTA, FRA, FAA, PHMSA. The drug test required by the Department of Transportation is a 5-panel urine test, which must be analyzed by SAMHSA certified laboratory and verified by a Medical Review Officer (MRO).

Additional DOT services include:

  • -DOT Consortium Membership (random testing)
  • -DOT Supervisor Training
  • -MVR Reports
  • -DOT Drug Policy Development
  • -DOT Physicals
  • -DOT Breath Alcohol Testing

Our Asheville, NC testing centers have certified DOT drug testing collection specialists who are trained in the proper collection of a DOT drug test.

The Opioid Overdose Crisis

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
  • Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.3,4 Opioid overdose rates began to increase. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive)

Court Ordered Drug and Alcohol Tests

Court Ordered Testing - Accredited Drug Testing and our Asheville, NC drug testing centers also provide drug and alcohol testing for probation and other court ordered testing requirements. Testing services include ETG alcohol testing and drug testing utilizing urine and hair methods. Test results can be sent directly to Probation Officers, Judges, Attorneys or other parties as required. Strict confidentiality is assured.


Alcohol Testing - Accredited Drug Testing and our Asheville, NC testing centers provide alcohol testing including ETG testing in both urine and hair and Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT). Alcohol testing can be added to any drug test screening.

Alcohol Testing

Nationwide Testing Facilities

Testing Facilities Nationwide - In addition to our drug and alcohol testing centers in Asheville, NC and the local area, Accredited Drug Testing has company owned and affiliated collection sites in all States and most cities to serve our clients’ needs when traveling or employment related testing is required in multiple cities or States.


On-Site/Mobile Testing - Time Is Money!- Accredited Drug Testing provides On-Site drug testing services in all cities nationwide and can be used for construction sites, sporting events, job fairs and trucking/transportation companies, on site testing is available for DOT and NON-DOT regulated employers. In most cases, on-site mobile testing is cost effective when you have 10 or more employees needing to be drug or alcohol tested without leaving the job site.

Mobile Testing

Employee Drug Testing

Employer testing/account setup - If you are an employer with at least 5 employees and would like to set up an account for future testing, it's simple and easy. Call us and speak with a client relations representative, (800)221-4291 it takes 5 minutes or less to complete. Account benefits include no setup fees, test discounts, invoicing, test status tracking and personalized customer service.

Does Your Company Have a Written Drug Policy? - Employee Drug & alcohol testing is utilized best when conducted in conjunction with a clear, written drug policy that is shared with all employees, along with employee education about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, supervisor training on the signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide help for employees who may have an alcohol or drug problem. If your company does not have a written drug and alcohol policy or your current policy needs to be revised, Accredited Drug Testing specializes in the development and implementation of an employer's drug and alcohol policy which complies with state and federal law.


DNA Testing Services -Accredited Drug Testing provides DNA testing at testing centers Nationwide for paternity, immigration, and family relationship purposes. DNA testing centers are located in most cities and within minutes of your home or office.

DNA testing can provide an accurate determination of the probability of paternity at 99% more of who the child’s biological father or mother is. The initial DNA test takes only a few minutes at the testing center and involves the swabbing of the child and alleged fathers mouth, which will provide saliva to be analyzed by a certified laboratory. Our DNA results are analyzed by a certified AABB laboratory and can be used in a legal proceeding to determine paternity or child custody related issues.

DNA Testing Services

3 MCDOWELL ST 1.2 miles

3 MCDOWELL ST
ASHEVILLE, NC 28801
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7 MCDOWELL ST STE 100 1.2 miles

7 MCDOWELL ST STE 100
ASHEVILLE, NC 28801
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28 WESTGATE PKWY 1.3 miles

28 WESTGATE PKWY
ASHEVILLE, NC 28806
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75B LIVINGSTON ST 1.6 miles

75B LIVINGSTON ST
ASHEVILLE, NC 28801
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41 Oakland Rd Ste 150, 1.8 miles

41 Oakland Rd Ste 150,
Asheville, NC 28801
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160 HENDERSONVILLE RD 2.7 miles

160 HENDERSONVILLE RD
ASHEVILLE, NC 28803
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1201 PATTON AVE 2.8 miles

1201 PATTON AVE
ASHEVILLE, NC 28806
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2 MEDICAL PARK DR STE 102 3.8 miles

2 MEDICAL PARK DR STE 102
ASHEVILLE, NC 28803
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1833 HENDERSONVILLE RD 7.0 miles

1833 HENDERSONVILLE RD
ASHEVILLE, NC 28803
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155 WEAVER BLVD 7.1 miles

155 WEAVER BLVD
WEAVERVILLE, NC 28787
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63 MONTICELLO RD 7.6 miles

63 MONTICELLO RD
WEAVERVILLE, NC 28787
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310 LONG SHOALS RD 8.3 miles

310 LONG SHOALS RD
ARDEN, NC 28704
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317 RUTLEDGE RD 10.5 miles

317 RUTLEDGE RD
FLETCHER, NC 28732
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511 SMOKY PARK HWY STE A2 10.8 miles

511 SMOKY PARK HWY STE A2
CANDLER, NC 28715
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2695 HENDERSONVILLE RD 11.1 miles

2695 HENDERSONVILLE RD
ARDEN, NC 28704
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55 BUCKEYE COVE RD 17.0 miles

55 BUCKEYE COVE RD
CANTON, NC 28716
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212A THOMPSON ST 18.9 miles

212A THOMPSON ST
HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28792
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305 8TH AVE E 20.0 miles

305 8TH AVE E
HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28792
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825 SPARTANBURG HWY STE 17 21.2 miles

825 SPARTANBURG HWY STE 17
HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28792
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262 LEROY GEORGE DR 22.5 miles

262 LEROY GEORGE DR
CLYDE, NC 28721
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Local Area Info: Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is a city and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina, and the 12th-most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The city's population was 89,121 according to 2016 estimates. It is the principal city in the four-county Asheville metropolitan area, with a population of 424,858 in 2010.

Before the arrival of the Europeans, the land where Asheville now exists lay within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation. In 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto came to the area known as Guaxule, bringing the first European visitors along with European diseases, which seriously depleted the native population. The area was used as an open hunting ground until the middle of the 19th century.

The history of Asheville, as a town, began in 1784. In that year, Colonel Samuel Davidson and his family settled in the Swannanoa Valley, redeeming a soldier's land grant from the state of North Carolina. Soon after building a log cabin at the bank of Christian Creek, Davidson was lured into the woods by a band of Cherokee hunters and killed. Davidson's wife, child, and female slave fled on foot overnight to Davidson's Fort (named after Davidson's father General John Davidson) 16miles away.

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Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,088.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Asheville: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (breakdown): (9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.1% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.3% for American Indian residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 19.0% for two or more races residents)

Sex Offenders: According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 194 registered sex offenders living in Asheville, North Carolina as of January 18, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Asheville is 461 to 1.The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this

Land Area: 40.9 square miles.

Zip Codes: 28704, 28715, 28732, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806

Races:
      White alone - 70,369 - 77.1%
      Black alone - 10,869 - 11.9%
      Hispanic - 5,516 - 6.0%
      Two or more races - 1,996 - 2.2%
      Asian alone - 1,849 - 2.0%
      American Indian alone - 259 - 0.3%
      Other race alone - 121 - 0.1%