Smart Drug Testing offers drug testing , DOT drug testing, alcohol testing and DNA testing services at our local Boston Drug Testing Centers. Our Boston drug testing centers offer urine, hair, blood, breath alcohol and oral saliva collection methods for employers, individuals, families or court related purposes. Call 617-977-5615 to schedule your test, same day service is available.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Massachusetts was recognized amongst the top ten US states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths. Data reported in 2016 demonstrated that there were 1,821 opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts. Furthermore, since 2012, heroin related deaths have increased from 246 to 630 deaths and the most dramatic increase was seen in the number of overdose deaths attributed to synthetic opioids rising dramatically from 67 deaths to 1,550 deaths from 2012 to 2016.
The city of Boston specifically has experienced 735 opioid related deaths from 2013 through 2017. Click here for more information regarding Massachusetts opioid related overdose deaths by city or town of residence.
Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon gaining U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston’s many firsts include the United States’ first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897).
Boston Drug Testing For Employers
Massachusetts does not currently have a State drug testing statute or any laws that would prevent employers from being a drug free workplace but privacy matters must be considered. Random drug testing in Massachusetts should be limited to safety sensitive positions or when the employer can demonstrate a specific legitimate business necessity. Furthermore, courts have ruled that random testing should be limited to workers in a safety-sensitive position with regards to the Massachusetts Privacy Act.
The State of Massachusetts does have a medical marijuana law and nothing in the law requires employers to accommodate marijuana use in the workplace. Section 7(D); 105 CMR 725.650(B) states that nothing in this law or regulation requires any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any place of employment, school bus or on school grounds, in any youth center, in any correctional facility, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place.
It is important to understand that although many States have enacted medical marijuana laws, the drug is still a schedule 1 drug and illegal on the Federal level. It is recommended that employers implement a written drug free workplace policy and have all applicants and employees review along with acknowledgement of receiving the policy.
A comprehensive drug free workplace policy should include:
- A written drug free workplace policy
- Employee drug testing
- Employee education
- Supervisor Training
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Drug Free Workplace Signage
Boston Drug Testing Locations
Listed below are several locations throughout the city of Boston and the surrounding area, If you select a preferred testing location, please be aware that not all testing centers provide all drug and breath alcohol tests. In the event that a preferred testing center does not offer the test you have ordered an alternate testing center will be selected for you. Testing locations do not accept payment and require a test registration/donor pass to conduct a drug, alcohol or DNA test. You must call (800)977-8664 to register or online for the test. No appointment is needed, but a test registration is required. Not all testing centers are listed, Call for additional locations!
Boston Drug Testing Centers