Drug Testing Massachusetts
Drug Testing Massachusetts
Accredited Drug Testing provides multiple testing services at our drug testing locations in all cities and surrounding areas throughout the State of Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
To schedule any type of drug test at our Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Drug Testing News
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Massachusetts ranked among the top ten states with the highest rates of drug overdose deaths involving opioids. In 2017, there were 1,913 drug overdose deaths involving opioids —a rate of 28.2 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is twofold higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. The greatest increase in opioid deaths was seen in cases involving synthetic opioids (mainly fentanyl): a rise from 67 deaths in 2012 to 1,649 deaths in 2017. Deaths involving prescription opioids totaled 321 in 2017 and have remained steady since 2015. Heroin involved deaths decreased 25 percent over the past 2-years with a total of 466 deaths in 2017.
Research also revealed that in 2017, Massachusetts had one of the lowest opioid prescribing rates in the United States. Providers wrote 40.1 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, compared to the average U.S. rate of 58.7 prescriptions. While the rate of overdose deaths involving opioid prescriptions is among the lowest in the nation, the rate has seen an overall upward trend since 1999. In the past year, however, the rate saw a soft decline to 4.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. 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 Massachusetts NAS dashboard, in 2015, the rate of NAS/NOWS in Massachusetts was about 14.5 cases per 1,000 hospital births.
Marijuana in the State of Massachusetts
In the state of Massachusetts, medical marijuana is legal for qualifying patients who are 18 years or older with a certain debilitating medical conditions allowing them to use and possess marijuana as long as they have a medical card. These conditions qualifying are Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cancer, Crohn’s disease, Glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician. Individual patients will be permitted to designate a “personal caregiver” at least 21 years old to cultivate for them if they are unable to access a state-authorized dispensary or if they can verify “financial hardship.”According to the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services, there are an estimated amount of 50,353 registers patients.
In the state of Massachusetts, recreational marijuana is legal for individuals who are 21 years and older; however, marijuana cannot be used in public or on federal land. Citizens can have up to one ounce on them and ten ounces in their home. An individual can grow up to 6 plants in their own and up to 12 plants for two or more adults. Having anything more than an ounce in the house, has to be locked away to keep away from kids and pets. Even though marijuana is legal in the state, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies about the use of marijuana. In 2018, the Cannabis Control Commission authorized two dispensaries to begin selling recreational marijuana; however, currently there are 15 dispensaries opened. Marijuana will be more expensive for recreational user than for those who hold a medical card because they will have a to pay a total of 17 percent in state sales taxes and up to 3 percent in local taxes. Also, recreational user will have to pay in cash instead of using a debit or credit card.
Urine or hair drug testing methods in Massachusetts – 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 Massachusetts
Our local drug testing Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
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 Massachusetts
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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?
- 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 Massachusetts
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 Massachusetts.
Drug Testing Locations in Massachusetts
Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
Accredited Drug Testing in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?
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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
Scheduling a drug, alcohol or any testing service at any of our Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts. (Call for additional drug testing locations)
- East Boston
- East Falmouth
- East Long Meadow
- Fall River
- New Bedford
- Newton Center
- North Andover
- North Dartmouth
- Oak Bluffs
- Roxbury Crossing
- S. Weymouth
- South Borough
- South Dennis
- South Weymouth
- West Roxbury