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PicMed Drug Testing Private use.

Outside of the workplace, there are still many reasons people will require or need a clean and competent drug testing facility.  Whether it is parent needing to find out or school system needing testing for students, our staff treats all patients with professionalism and confidentiality. 

  • Urinalysis: 5 and 10 panel tests (+oxy if needed)-Results in as few as 15 minutes
  • Special urine panels upto 22 additional test to add individually
  • Comprhensive Test panel that test over 600 illicite and prescription drugs
  • Hair Follicle: 5 and 10 panel tests-Approximately a 60 day profile
  • Nail: 5 and 10 panel tests-Approximately a 90 day profile

No appointment is necessary for any of these tests and confidentiality is guaranteed.

Private Drug Testing:

For those in need of a drug test for personal use, our clinic has a number of options with regard to drug testing.  Most often, urine drug testing is used, but other methods such as hair drug testing and nail drug testing can be utilized.  Our results are not shared with any person or organization unless otherwise directed by the patient. 

Our clinic is a clean and professional facility in which patients are treated with respect and discretion.  Our staff understands that drug testing is a personal and confidential matter.

PicMed works with schools who want to conduct random drug tests?

PicMed has worked with a number of public and private schools that have adopted random student drug testing are hoping to decrease drug abuse among students via two routes. First, schools that conduct testing hope that random testing will serve as a deterrent, and give students a reason to resist peer pressure to take drugs. Secondly, drug testing can identify adolescents who have started using drugs so that interventions can occur early, or identify adolescents who already have drug problems, so they can be referred for treatment. Drug abuse not only interferes with a student’s ability to learn, but it can also disrupt the teaching environment, affecting other students as well.

Is student drug testing a stand-alone solution, or do schools need other programs to prevent and reduce drug use?

Drug testing should never be undertaken as a stand-alone response to a drug problem. If testing is done, it should be a component of broader prevention, intervention and treatment programs, with the common goal of reducing students’ drug use.

If a student tests positive for drugs, should that student face disciplinary consequences?

The primary purpose of drug testing is not to punish students who use drugs but to prevent drug abuse and to help students already using become drug-free. The results of a positive drug test should be used to intervene with students who do not yet have drug problems, through counseling and follow-up testing. For students that are diagnosed with addiction, parents and a school administrator can refer them to effective drug treatment programs, to begin the recovery process.

Why test teenagers at all?

Teens are especially vulnerable to drug abuse, when the brain and body are still developing. Most teens do not use drugs, but for those who do, it can lead to a wide range of adverse effects on the brain, the body, behavior and health.

Short term: Even a single use of an intoxicating drug can affect a person’s judgment and decisonmaking—resulting in accidents, poor performance in a school or sports activity, unplanned risky behavior, and the risk of overdosing.

Long term: Repeated drug abuse can lead to serious problems, such as poor academic outcomes, mood changes (depending on the drug: depression, anxiety, paranoia, psychosis), and social or family problems caused or worsened by drugs.

Repeated drug use can also lead to the disease of addiction. Studies show that the earlier a teen begins using drugs, the more likely he or she will develop a substance abuse problem or addiction. Conversely, if teens stay away from drugs while in high school, they are less likely to develop a substance abuse problem later in life.

How many students actually use drugs?

After 10 years of steady decline, teen drug use, specifically the use of marijuana, alcohol, and ecstasy, has increased since 2008, according to a survey by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the MetLife Foundation.

Researchers asked 2,544 high schoolers about their drug use in 2010 and found that 39 percent of high school students had drunk alcohol in the past month, 10 percent had used ecstasy in the past year, and 38 percent had used marijuana in the past year.

Between 1998 and 2008, the number of teens who reported using alcohol or marijuana fell 30 percent. According to the 2010 survey, almost two thirds of students who said they drink alcohol had their first full drink by age 15, and about one fourth had their first drink by age 12.

PicMed offers the most comprehensive tests.  Where as most testing facilities can only offer a limited selection of common drugs, PicMed offers testing for :

  • Synthetic Cannabinoids
  •  Designer Stimulant-DETECT SYNTHETIC STIMULANT SUBSTANCES FOUND IN “BATH SALTS”, “PLANT FOOD”
  • Steroid/Sports Drug Testing
  • EtG/EtS Alcohol Testing- can be detected in urine for up to 80 hours after ingestion
  • Comprehensive Drug Testing- “The Gold Standard in Drug Testing”-Detects over 600 brand name prescription drugs, illicit drugs,and alcohol (specimen validity included)

 

 

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