Exploring The Potential Benefits, Flaws, And Results Of Drug Screening Options
Hallucinogens are drugs that cause visual or auditory disturbances. Users may also feel sensations that are not real. Some people use classic hallucinogens, such as LSD, to have fun or expose themselves to what they perceive as a supernatural experience. Some types of these drugs can be dangerous, so Test Smartly provides tests that will pick up traces of commonly abused hallucinogens.
Are Hallucinogens Dangerous?
There is still quite a bit of research to be done if we are to fully understand hallucinogens and dissociative drugs. However, researchers do know that some of these drugs can cause serious side effects when used consistently. These effects include:
- Delusional thoughts and hallucinations long after taking last dose
- Severe depression and suicidal thoughts
- Impaired memory
- Impaired decision-making abilities.
- Speech problems
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Weight loss
Because hallucinogens and dissociative drugs can distort the user’s sense of reality, they lose the ability to think rationally. This results in highly impulsive behavior and could put the lives of the individual and those around them at risk.
If you have any questions about testing for hallucinogens, please give us a call.
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There are several reasons or circumstances that can lead to the necessity of a drug test.
Why do businesses need to randomly drug test employees?
“Pre-employment screening is not good enough to reduce drugs in the workplace as anyone can stop long enough to find a job… ”
“If your business doesn’t drug test, you will likely attract illicit drug abusers looking for employment…”
Why Do Businesses Need Random Employee Drug Tests?
Do you remember the last time you applied for a new job? Or perhaps you are a hiring manager at the business who has accepted many applications and interviewed potential hires. One common part of the hiring process is the pre-employment drug test. No matter what side of the process you are on, this drug test is designed to ensure that the company ends up with the best employees possible who will be able to perform their duties safely and successfully.
What Are Some Types Of Hallucinogens?
While some hallucinogens are man-made, there are quite a few types that come from fungi. The following are only some of the hallucinogenic drugs we test for:
LSD is made of a substance called lysergic acid. This white or clear odorless substance comes from a fungus found on grains. LSD is known to be one of the most powerful commonly used hallucinogens.
This drug can be created in a lab, but the source is a chemical found in an amazonian plant.
Created as an anesthetic in the 1950s, PCP can be a powder or consumed in the form of a pill or tablet. This drug is addictive.
Be prepared for your drug test...
- Bring your Government Issued Picture ID
- Bring Drug Test Paperwork or Authorization
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure
- Pay for your Test on the same day it happens
- Make sure you are hydrated if you are performing a Urine Test
- Expect to have your nail polish removed if getting a Nail Drug Test
- We do not need your prescription information but a Medical Review Officer (MRO) may contact you after collection to verify your medications.
- For urine testing, plan on arriving 3 hours before we close (1 hr minimum) to provide a cushion of time for a shy bladder situation.
- For hair testing, be sure to dry your hair completely before arriving.
- For nail testing, be sure to clean your nails with soap and water before arriving. Also, artificial nails and polish must be removed.
What Are Your Hours?
- All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
- No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
- No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
- Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
- Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.