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  • I need that test result yesterday!

    (August 9, 2022)

    (August 2022) Still using paper custody and control forms (CCFs) but frustrated with delays or not knowing where your test is in the process? Why not give an electronic custody and control form (eCCF) a try? We know drug testing is a necessary part of your drug-free workplace program. But let’s face it, it’s not […]

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  • Uh-oh, he wants to contest his test result!

    (July 14, 2022)

    (July 2022) Real Life Incidents: Working Partners® Consortium members receive free phone support and consultation about drug-free workplace (DFWP) issues – a benefit we term “troubleshooting.” Here is a brief description of a troubleshoot and our response/suggestions. Question/Situation Program Administrator Alisa* called looking for help with a situation involving an applicant who wanted to contest a […]

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  • Oral fluid testing is so close we can almost taste it

    (June 10, 2022)

    (June 2022) Adulteration. Shy bladder. Invasion of privacy. Time away from the job site. A long window of detection for marijuana. While urine drug testing has been instrumental in helping employers prevent and respond to substance misuse, it has its drawbacks. Many employers are long awaiting the day when another collection method is available that […]

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  • Six Reminders for Hiring (Drug-Free) Summer Help

    (May 10, 2022)

    (May 2022) With summer right around the corner, many employers are getting ready to hire additional employees to get through their upcoming busy season. Yet, while summer may be the time to get extra help, it’s not the time to take a vacation from running an effective drug-free workplace program. As you prepare to bring […]

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  • Exposing the Stigma of Addiction

    (April 14, 2022)

    (April 2022) Scientific research has shed new light on substance use disorder (SUD), aka addiction. This long, misunderstood diagnosis is now identified as a chronic brain disease, the result of alcohol and other drug use changing the structure of the brain and how it functions. Yet while science has demonstrated there are many similarities between […]

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