Returning to the workforce can be an uplifting experience if you have recently been incarcerated. Employers are looking at you as a valuable worker with the skills necessary to perform quality work and provide services to customers.
Yet one of the requirements mentioned during the hiring meeting was that you would undergo a drug use screening kit. As long as the test results come up negative, you will be assured to have work at the company. If the results come up positive, you will be terminated from the job.
You don't want to return to the life out on the streets. Yet taking the test has you terrified. Does everyone have to undergo the test? What do the drug kits test for? What if you have been trying to go cold turkey on taking drugs but has slipped up now and then by taking alcohol? Will that show up on the testing? Will the screening kits find out that you've taken drugs several months ago but have been clean for the past couple of weeks? What Are Drug Use Screening Kits?
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse
, drug use screening kits are used at places of employment, schools and hospitals. These tests require a person to submit a urine sample as the tests can identify if the person is using opiates, marijuana, cocaine, PCP, and amphetamines. Some employers will send the urine samples for testing at a laboratory, as other employers may use on-site drug testing kits.
You are not being singled out for the drug use kit. All employees will undergo the testing. You should think of it as a positive opportunity to stay clean. You can finally quit for good, as you can prevent the drugs from causing serious health problems that may one day end your life as the drugs are ruining the relationships you have with family and friends.
If you are still struggling with substance abuse, you should seek rehab and counseling services. Most cities across the country offer rehabilitation services for people who want to stop taking drugs and alcohol. Don't ruin your future career and relationships by abusing drugs. Seek help today.