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Drug Testing's Negative Results

October 3, 2003
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Convinced by shaky economic data and appeals to civic virtue, employers have long allowed themselves to be persuaded that testing employees for drug use is the right thing to do. Now, after hard looks at budget and some long-simmering issues about trust and efficacy, they're not so sure.
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Positive Drug Rates by Drug Category

October 3, 2003
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A chart showing positivity rates for marijuana, cocaine, PCP and other drugs
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It's Alcohol That Should Be Tested

October 3, 2003
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Most people don't realize that alcohol is a drug.
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Courts Debate Rehiring Substance Abusers

May 2, 2003
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The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically excludes drug users from coverage. But can recovered addicts be considered disabled? That's what the Supreme Court will decide.
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Telltale Signs of a Substance Abuser

January 4, 2002
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A list of symptoms associated with certain types of drugs, including narcotics, stimulants, and marijuana.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should We Rehire A Worker Fired For Bringing Marijuana Brownies To Work

November 4, 2001
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If he insists on the rehire, try convincing your boss to use a three-way rehiring interview with the employee. Let the boss play good cop while you play bad cop.
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Is the Time Right for Impairment Testing

February 1, 2001
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Advocates say this decades-old method, which has undergone significant changes, has advantages over drug testing in ensuring safe workplaces.
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Starting a Drug Testing Program

December 17, 2000
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What is an MRO? What is a confirmed result? When should you test?
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Drug Abuse Testing

December 17, 2000
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Drug abuse affects the company as well as the employee. The key to any successful drug-free policy is first knowing the depth and breadth of the problem.
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Issues and Problems of Drug Testing

December 17, 2000
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There are situations in which you can't know if the donor is really abusing drugs, or not.
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