Hello -and, thanks for visiting. My name is Dave. As a condition of employment, since 1992, I’ve been enduring random drug tests. As a contractor who bounced around quite a bit, I was also subjected to pre-employment urine drug screenings.
It became too nerve wracking for me so I quit the recreational use that made me such a mellow fellow. It was a classic cost-benefit decision not to smoke pot anymore -beginning that year. It was a no-brainer for me. I simply could not afford to mess up.
That is, of course, the official version; the one I use at the meetings I’m sent to as part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Those are the folks who go to bat for me so I can keep my job and continue to chase the elusive American Dream. Sometimes I think if I wasn’t so good at my trade, I’d have been a faint memory around here a long time ago.
I’ve been acquainted with people and had many friends who decided to roll the dice and take their chances, as I have. Over the years, I’ve witnessed an occasional stumble by some really good people and helped them through the subsequent hot water they found themselves in when they failed to test clean. Sometimes they were called upon to help me.
This website was set-up to provide useful information to people like the good people I’ve known who use certain substances for their personal enjoyment and/or, have been prescribed medicinal marijuana.
To pass along what I have learned is my small contribution to the younger set coming up behind me. I feel like I owe it to someone.
DrugTestTips.com does not endorse the illicit use of drugs, especially in the workplace. If the image of me on this page suggests that I just came back in from behind the dumpster, it is a wild coincidence.
In this day and age, safety in the workplace is of the utmost importance. Drug Test Tips .com believes everyone should show up at work ‘fit for duty’ for their own personal safety, for the safety of co-workers and the greater safety of the public at large.
Companies across the U.S. have been implementing “Fit-for-Duty‘ policies to screen for controlled substances since the late ’80s. People are now routinely subjected to random urine drug screenings, as well as, pre-employment drugs and alcohol tests. Some are subjected to court ordered screenings, as one of the terms of probation.
At one time, it was not difficult to interfere with the test in order to get a favorable result. Today, the laboritories have become more adept at detecting when some evasive measure has been utilized.
Users have become resourceful in discovering ways to elude detection. None of them are perfect. There are always risks of detection.
The wisdom of placing oneself in such a predicament is a topic worth discussing but will not be discussed here. DrugTestTips.com harbors certain opinions on the topic but is not qualified to comment in any meaningful way, however, and will refrain from further mention of it.
You will find information on this site about certain testing procedures, some common ways people attempt to elude detection, and other useful information.
DrugTestTips.com does not guarantee the accuracy of any statement found here, although every effort has been made to ferret out the latest information available on the topic.
The only sure bet is abstinence.
If that is not an option for you, you have then, in effect, bought the ticket and now must take the ride.
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