Can I drug test my child or teen?
Yes, you can drug test your child or teen at home. How to set up a home drug testing system to prevent cheating on the drug screen here.
Can I drug test my employees?
Yes. You can drug test your employees. First make sure a written drug policy is in place which follows all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to workplace drug testing. More here on drug testing employees.
How can I drug test without someone knowing?
Surface and visible substance testing can help you drug test someone without their knowing. So can drug screens using hair samples. But testing for drugs without consent is not recommended. More on drug testing without someone knowing here.
Why do psychiatrists drug test?
Psychiatrists drug test to make diagnosis, monitor your mental health treatment, or to diagnose possible addiction issues. More on why psychiatrists do (and don’t) drug test here.
Do psychiatrists drug test?
Psychiatrists may drug test prior to providing a diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient. But there is no single standard. In fact, drug testing during psychiatric treatment may be mandated by a court or is based on personal doctor choice. More on psychiatrists and drug tests here.
How long does K2 stay in your system?
Experts don’t know how long the synthetic cannabinoids in K2 stay in your system. But some can be detected within 72 hours of use. More on the metabolism of K2 ingredients here.
How long does Spice stay in your system?
How long Spice stays in your system depends on the synthetic cannabinoids that are in the Spice mixture. Effects may last for days to weeks, and Spice compounds JWH-018 and JWH-073 can be detected in urine for up to 72 hours after use. More on Spice in the system here.
How long does Suboxone stay in your system?
One dose of buprenorphine (found in Suboxone) stays in your system and can be detected in urine for 3 days. Learn more about Suboxone half life and detection times here.
Is random drug testing for chronic pain patients a good idea?
Some U.S. states may start to require that patients being treated for chronic pain be randomly tested for the presence of opioids. But will this practice reduce prescription drug misuse, addiction, and overdose? Or will required testing for opioids benefits patients? Dr. Burson comments here on random drug testing for opioids here.
The ethics of drug testing medical professionals
Some medical fields require random drug testing, while others only test if they suspect a problem. However, drug tests should be used to recognize a drug or alcohol problem among healthcare workers. Then, medical institutions should help professionals get the help they need. More on ethics of drug tests in the medical field here.