A review of best practices when considering drug testing your teen, with a basic explanation of how drug and alcohol testing works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.