Substance Abuse Testing

Substance Abuse Testing

Why do Substance Abuse Testing?

Employees who abuse alcohol and drugs can create significant issues for both employers and other employees. In such a situation, drug abuse testing becomes imperative, for such workers show lower job performance and greater absenteeism, not to mention the higher medical and workers’ compensation costs.
Drug testing is one action an employer can take to determine if employees or job applicants are using drugs. However, drug testing can be problematic – if done incorrectly or in a manner inconsistent with your company’s culture. Employers can conduct drug screening using saliva, urine, hair and blood testing samples.

Key Validations

AuthBridge uses 11 years of domain experience, expertise and a network of partners to deliver drug panel tests in line with your business needs and drug screening policy. Drug screening can be conducted across panels (viz. Panel 5, Panel 6, Panel 7, Panel 8, Panel 9, Panel 10 and Panel 12) depending on drugs to be traced through the test. Drugs which can be tested through our tests include:

  • Amphetamine (AMP)
  • Antidepressants
  • Barbiturate (BAR)
  • Benzodiazepine (BZD)
  • Cocaine (COC)
  • Cocaine Metabolites
  • Marijuana Metabolites
  • Marijuana/cannabinoids
  • Methadone
  • Methyoqulone
  • Morphine/opiate (MOI)
  • Oxycodone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Propoxyphene

More Information – Substance Abuse Testing

India is one of the largest consumers of heroin, opium and marijuana in the world. Research shows that methamphetamine addiction is also increasing in the country. More than 3 million people in India are addicted to these drugs today.

For employers, this can be a scary proposition. Without proper substance abuse tests in place, it may become impossible to find out if the applicant for a job is sober or if he or she is a drug addict.

Thankfully, these days, there are many substance abuse testing companies who actively work with organisations and offer Drug Abuse Tests to whet the candidates. AuthBridge is one of the leading background verification company that offers substance abuse test services in India, and we can help you conduct drug testing on your new hires.

Substance abuse assessment is essential to identify if a potential hire or an existing employee is addicted to drugs, alcohol and other addictive substances. Drug testing, in particular, will reveal if the candidate/employee comes to work intoxicated and high.

An employee who is under the influence of drugs is a threat to their colleagues and their customers. Oftentimes, an employee using drugs may commit mistakes which may be fatal to them and those around them. From wreaking havoc on the factory floor to ruining the brand image and goodwill that the company has developed, a candidate/employee can lead to untold financial and brand image losses for the company. Substance abuse testing can help the organisation prevent these situations.

Every company has a drug screening policy and at AuthBridge, we use our decade-long experience to help you implement and uphold your employment policies on substance abuse. As per Indian law, we recognise more than 15 drugs and conduct a variety of drug tests to check if your job applicant or existing employee is addicted to drugs or not.

We work with numerous partners who are veterans in the field of substance abuse testing and we ensure that your employees are thoroughly screened for drug abuse. Contact us for more information.


Drug Abuse Tests or substance abuse assessment are conducted on individuals to identify if they have a drug dependency. The individual is tested to see if there are any traces of drugs in their system and at what percentage.

These tests are used to disqualify applicants with vices such as drug and substance abuse.

Drug testing or substance abuse testing are extremely important for an organisation as they help eliminate the threats that substance and drug abusers bring. These tests help the organisation save valuable time and money on hiring and training. They also help the organisation keep the existing employees safe from harm.

Finally, substance abuse testing helps organisations comply with requirements as prescribed by the law.

During a drug test, the individual will be asked to supply samples of his/her:

·         Blood

·         Urine

·         Hair follicles

All samples must be kept unadulterated and at the right temperature.

    At AuthBridge, we work with multiple partners who specialise in conducting drug testing orsubstance abuse testing in India of various panels of drugs. To conduct a comprehensive drug abuse test, write to us at