More And More Employees Are Testing Positive For Illicit Drugs
New data shows an increase in positive tests for cocaine, amphetamines, opiates and marijuana.By Briana Altergott | September 15, 2016
The number of employee drug tests coming back positive for illicit drugs like heroin and marijuana is at a 10-year high.
According to new data from Quest Diagnostics, positive drug tests have increased in the combined U.S. workforce the past three years.
Overall, in 2015, 4 percent of 9.5 million urine tests came back positive. That's about 380,000 tests and a slight bump from 2014's results.