Drug Testing Maryland
Drug Testing Maryland
Accredited Drug Testing provides multiple testing services at our drug testing locations in all cities and surrounding areas throughout the State of Maryland. 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 Maryland 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 Maryland
To schedule any type of drug test at our Maryland 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).
State of Maryland Drug Testing News
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were 1,985 overdose deaths, a rate of 32.2 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is twofold greater than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. Maryland ranks in the top 5 for opioid-related overdose death rates with the largest increase attributed to cases involving synthetic opioids (mainly fentanyl). From 2012 to 2017, the number of deaths involving synthetic opioids rose from 52 to 1,542 deaths. Heroin involved overdose deaths recently dropped to 522 in 2017 after a dramatic increase from 173 deaths in 2012 to 650 in 2016. Drug overdose deaths involving prescription opioids also recently declined to 711 in 2017.
Research also revealed that in 2017, Maryland providers wrote 51.7 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons which is among the lowest prescribing rates in the country and less than the average U.S. rate of 58.7 prescriptions. Maryland providers wrote 51.7 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons (Figure 2). This was among the lowest prescribing rates in the country and less than the average U.S. rate of 58.7 prescriptions.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) may occur when a pregnant woman uses drugs such as opioids during pregnancy. According to the Baltimore Sun, in Maryland, there were 1,419 cases of NAS/NOWS reported in 2015 which is the most recent data available for the state.
Marijuana in the State of Maryland
In the state of Maryland, medical marijuana has been legal since 2014. To be able to obtain a medical card, a patient must register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Then they must obtain a certification from a doctor, or another health care provider registered with the state. Patients from out of state that are being treated in Maryland are allowed to purchse marijuana. The qualifying conditons are Cachexia or wasting syndrome, anorexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Also, physicians are allowed to recommend marijuana to patients who do not have any of the previous listed conditions if they believe it will help the patient. There are 19,450 registered patients. Patiens who hold a medical card are legally allowed to possess a “30-day supply”, an amount that is still to be determined by the Commission.
In the state of Maryland, recreational marijuana is not legal; however, possession of marijuana of less than 10 grams has been decriminalized to a maximum fine of $100. If an individual has between 10 grams and 50 pounds of marijuana, it is a misdemeanor punishable by 1 year in jail and and/or up to $1,000 fine. For public use of marijuana, offenders can be charged a civil fine of up to $500. The top prosecutor of Baltimore announced that their office will no longer prosecute individuals with marijuana possession cases and will also work to clear the records of those with prior convictions. If recreational marijuana is legalized, Adults 21 and older would be allowed to possess, consume, grow and purchase cannabis under the legislation. Possession would be capped at one ounce for flower and five grams of concentrate, and individuals could grow up to four plants at a time. Also, the price of marijuana will vary based on strain and quality, and it will also be highly dependent on what the tax percentage is. The prices can be expected to be between $10 to $30 per gram.
DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services in Maryland
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 Maryland
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 Maryland 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 Maryland?
- 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 Maryland
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 Maryland.
Drug Testing Locations in Maryland
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland
Accredited Drug Testing in Maryland 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 Maryland?
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 Maryland 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 Maryland
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Maryland testing facilities is simple and easy. Call (800) 221-4291 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 Maryland. (Call for additional drug testing locations)