Drug Tests

Is It Legal for Schools to Drug Test Their Students?
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Student walking down a school hallway
Although there have been no changes in federal legal perspectives since 2002, drug testing in schools is on the rise.1 Students and parents alike are concerned about this trend, and this growing confusion about the rights of students who fail to pass a drug test allows this questionable practice to continue. If you or a student you know is facing drug testing in school, it is important to understand the legal factors involved and the strategies available to avoid the embarrassment, social stigma, and legal consequences associated with failing a random drug test. Let's delve into the legality of school drug testing vs. students’ constitutional rights. Student Drug Testing Defined There are two types of drug testing that take place… Read More
The Step-by-Step Guide to Passing a Drug Test
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The Day of the Test
Nothing can ruin your chances at a job faster than a failed drug test. The consequences of just one positive test can bias employers against you for years to come, destroying your chances of finding gainful employment. Even if you're not the sort of person who occasionally indulges, any number of legal substances can create a false positive. Don't let your future hinge on some mass-produced, easily confused chemical detection process. The following infographic lays out a step-by-step guide that shows you what you need to do to pass a drug test, as well as when to do it. You'll also learn about some of the perfectly legal substances that can still produce a false positive, and the steps to… Read More
The Top Three Popular Drug Tests Most People Fail
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Urine Drug Test
In recent years, it is very common for employers to require prospective employees to pass a drug test before a job offer is made. In addition, employers do test their employees at both scheduled screenings and random drug tests. Employers can choose from four possible testing methods, which include blood, urine, saliva, and hair follicle. Out of these four, the latter three are the most popular tests employers use and people fail. Let’s take a detailed look at each drug test and exactly what is being tested. Urine Drug Test Urine is one of the most widely used testing methods to screen for drugs. The test itself is looking for metabolites, which are chemical changes caused by drug use. Metabolites… Read More
Healthy Diet Key to Passing a Drug Test
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Nutrition has a major impact on the body—it can even influence the outcome of a drug test. Your body’s rate of metabolism has a big impact on how quickly it breaks down and eliminates any drugs you may have used. The faster your metabolic rate, the quicker your body will flush traces of illicit drugs from your system. A diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins will help speed your metabolism, allowing you to flush drugs from your system more quickly. If you only have a short time before your drug test, specially designed detox drinks can help rid your body of evidence of drug use more quickly.  Take a look at this infographic from ClearTest for… Read More
What’s Difference Between Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Strains?
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It’s a mistake to lump all cannabis into one broad category. There are three strains of cannabis, each with its own unique properties. The word strain is used to differentiate breeds of cannabis plants. The three strain types of cannabis include: Indica – Indica strains of cannabis have a relaxing effect on cannabis users. They’re often used for pain relief and stress reduction. Sativa – Sativa strains have a more uplifting effect on users. Cannabis enthusiasts may use sativa strains of cannabis if they want to think creatively or engage in in-depth conversations. Hybrid – Hybrid strains of cannabis combine some of the effects of Sativa and Indica strains. They tend to relax users and relieve pain while also creating… Read More