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A Further Understanding of Amphetamines

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As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, the effects of drug testing in the workplace are nothing but positive. It creates a healthier, more productive, and safer work environment for all employers. Most employers are looking for marijuana when they receive the results but little is known about the other drugs that are tested for when administering a drug test. Amphetamines are another group of drugs that are taking over the streets and workplaces of America. Understanding what these drugs are and how they can affect employees are important to creating a safe workplace.

Amphetamines are a set of drugs that are classed as stimulant drugs that can manipulate certain chemicals in the brain. Drug testing for amphetamines can include a plethora of hardcore drugs that are popular on American streets and can damage the productivity of the workplace. Amphetamines are compounds that can be found in drugs such as meth, speed, and ADHD medications. It is important to know that people who are taking medication for ADHD that contain amphetamines are disclosed to employers before taking a drug test so that they know if the results come back positive.

These types of drugs are not only damaging to the body, but they can affect the mental health of users. This is important for employers to look for in employees and to keep in check to maintain that safe workplace. When someone comes down from amphetamines their mental state can be greatly affected and that can lead to on the job accidents. Keeping amphetamines outside of the workplace by drug testing will create an overall more productive workplace for everyone.

As far as catching employees that are taking amphetamines, the time frame can be tricky. This group of drugs passes through the system quickly and there are a variety of factors that can determine how long they will stay in a person’s system. The strength of the drug, a person’s metabolism, and the amount of the drug that a person takes can all determine how long the drug can be detected within a person. For the most part, amphetamines can be detected in the blood for a few hours, in urine for 3-4 days, and can only be detected in the saliva for up to 24 hours. Catching amphetamines in a drug test can be difficult if an employee knows that a test is coming. During the pre-employment process, a potential employee could stop using the drug and pass. Random testing is important in the workplace for the main reason that if an employee doesn’t know that it is coming, then they will not be able to cheat their way out of it.

Knowing what types of drugs that you are testing for is vital to the process. Be aware what these drugs are and how they can affect employees helps determine how to approach drug testing. It is crucial that the workplace remains safe and productive. Drug testing helps get your there.

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