Detecting long term patterns of applicant or employee substance use is the first step to a drug-free workplace where excessive absenteeism, theft and accidents are an exception rather than the rule. The services industry is notable for more frequent employee drug use than other sectors. That comes with costs. In fact, Department of Labor data finds the services sector leads other industries for time-off-work incidents.
Psychemedics drug test data from 2015-2018 shows a national trend that should trouble any executive. Opioid use is trending down, but psychostimulants are rapidly moving up.