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Analysis Finds Increases in Illicit Drugs, Drive Workforce Drug Positivity

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MADISON, N.J. -- Drug use in the American workforce, fueled by illicit drugs, reached the highest positivity rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than 10 million workforce drug test results released by Quest Diagnostics, provider of diagnostic information services.

The annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ will be presented at the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) annual conference this week in Orlando, Florida. Overall positivity in urine drug testing among the combined U.S. workforce in 2016 was 4.2 percent, a five percent relative increase over last year's rate of 4.0 percent, and the highest annual positivity rate since 2004 (4.5 percent).

"This year's findings are remarkable because they show increased rates of drug positivity for the most common illicit drugs across virtually all drug test specimen types and in all testing populations," said Barry Sample, PhD, senior director, science and technology, Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions. "Our analysis suggests that employers committed to creating a safe, drug-free work environment should be alert to the potential for drug use among their workforce."

For a complete set of charts and graphs, visit www.QuestDiagnostics.com/DTI

For an interactive map that shows urine drug test positivity by 3-digit zip code in the United States, visit www.QuestDiagnostics.com/DrugMap.


 

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