Methamphetamine Use Appears to Be Stabilizing
May 17, 2005
Over the last several years, substance abuse screening trends indicated that the use of Methamphetamine was rising rapidly in the workforce. For a while, our country was seeing double digit increases of meth use in the workplace. Even among our clientele, we have noticed that the largest jump in positive drug test results could be attributed to this particular drug. However, according to a recent AP Wire report, Employer Drug Testing Slows Spread of Use , the use of this dangerous drug is finally stabilizing and will likely begin to decline based on actions taken by the DEA.
It is important to note that while the use of Meth appears to be in decline, overall illegal drug use remains the same. Employers must still be diligent in protecting themselves when hiring employees. The use of substance abuse screening in the workplace continues to increase and this is a trend that should and will continue.