Drug-Free Workplace Program Eligibility & Incentives

Drug-free workplaces are a great way to boost your business. However, did you also know that maintaining a drug-free workplace can bring financial incentives? Continue reading “Drug-Free Workplace Program Eligibility & Incentives” »

How Does the ADA Affect My Ability to Conduct Workplace Drug Testing?

Workplace drug testing is an important tool. It preserves a safer and more efficient work environment. In some cases, an effective workplace drug testing policy can literally save lives.

But workplace drug testing policies require time and care to implement. One factor that employers must consider is whether or not their workplace drug testing program complies with American Disability Act, or ADA, guidelines.
What is the ADA, and how does it impact your workplace drug testing? ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North shares what employers need to know.

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Missouri Lags Behind in Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

When it comes to prescription drug abuse and drug monitoring, states are cracking down. All the states except Missouri, that is. While all the other states have prescription drug abuse and drug monitoring laws in effect, Missouri is the only state that doesn’t, and it’s beginning to be a problem.

ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North shares what metro employers, including Kansas businesses, should know about Missouri’s lack of prescription drug regulations. Continue reading “Missouri Lags Behind in Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse” »

Choosing the Right Panels For Your Company’s Drug Testing Program

Your employees can be your greatest asset–or your greatest liability. The average employer actually pays twice his employees’ salary in taxes, benefits, and training costs. And the cost for replacing a salaried employee is equivalent to six to nine months of their salary. If you’re going to invest in employees, you should make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth out of them.

One of the best ways to secure and protect your workforce investment is with drug testing services. Today, ARCpoint Labs will take a look at drug testing options for businesses in North Kansas City, Gladstone, and the Northland.

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Will Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Come to Kansas City?

As if the nation’s drug problem wasn’t bad enough already, drugs mixed with dangerous fillers bring the problem to a whole new level. The most recent drug and filler combination to make the news is fentanyl-laced heroin. Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic, sometimes prescribed to cancer patients as a last resort. It is a white powder that looks similar to heroin. When mixed with heroin, however, the results can be fatal. Join ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North to learn more about this serious threat to public health.

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Beat the Cheat: Drug Test Cheat Myths & “Cheat Cocktails”

As drug test providers and collection specialists for employees and individuals, we have encountered a number of drug test cheat myths over the years. From detox shampoos, shaved heads, or dyed hair to “beat” hair follicle drug testing to attempted sample swaps during urine drug tests, we know how to bust drug test cheats.

Still, there are countless drug test cheat myths that never seem to die — and although some are harmless (although gross), others can actually be dangerous to your health. In particular, the “cheat cocktails” that people drink in their drug cheat attempts are worrisome.

Here’s the low down on these supposed drug test cheat and why they don’t work.

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How to Use Instant Drug Tests

In our last post, we explained why instant drug tests aren’t named correctly — due to the high incidence of false negatives, false positives, and the issues of legality, these “tests” should really be used as instant drug screens.

What exactly do we mean by using an instant drug screen in your workplace drug testing? Here are our tips for using instant drug tests more effectively.

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The Downside to Instant Drug Tests

As an employer, you likely seek out solutions that combine time and cost-efficiency, plus convenience. It’s also key to make sure that all of your internal processes follow applicable laws — especially when it comes to your workplace drug testing.

If you have a drug testing program in place, you’ve probably heard of instant drug tests that seem ideal for pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and random drug testing. But did you know that instant tests actually run the risk of weeding out people who are not abusing drugs?

At ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North, we advocate the use of instant drug tests as screening tools to be used in conjunction with further testing when necessary. Here’s why we see instant drug tests as instant drug screens.

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Illegal Drug Use Leads to Higher Thoughts of Suicide: What Can Employers Do?

Employers, surely the mental and physical health of your employees — both on- and off-the-clock — is one of your highest concerns. So did you know that drug use can not only adversely affect a person physically, but also mentally?

A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) concluded that adults who use illegal drugs have more thoughts of suicide than their non-using counterparts. Concluded from data collected in their 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health report, SAMHSA’s research reveals the very real impact of drug use on mental health.

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Browsing the Internet at Work…Who’s Watching?

How many times do you get lost in a string of clicks at work and find yourself reading BuzzFeed articles about the 18 cutest animals that sat in boxes this year? It’s easy to get carried away on social media during the workday, but do you ever think about who might be watching your internet activity? Continue reading “Browsing the Internet at Work…Who’s Watching?” »