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Should employees be required to take a drug test for a job?

The number of employees who fail drug tests is at a 12-year high. With unemployment at record lows, the economy is desperate for laborbut failed drug tests are hurting employers looking to fill open positions with qualified candidates. Experts say drug tests don't prevent drug use and are generally ineffective. But many employers still say they're necessary to weed out bad workers and people who could be a risk on the job. What do you think? 🤔 

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Employers sing the benefits of drug testing but there's little evidence to show it's effective at preventing workers from using drugs. A few studies show a small percentage of marijuana smokers will stop if they know they'll be randomly tested. Another shows drug users are just less likely to work for employers who drug test. That's hardly the miracle bullet employers claim.

Drug testing is a waste of money and an invasion of privacy. 

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According to lab testing company Quest Diagnostics, the number of people failing drug tests is rising. According to their study, 4.6 percent of workers failed drug screenings in 2016, a 12-year high compared to the rate of 4.5 percent in 2004. 

Employers say drug testing is necessary and enforcing sobriety creates a safe environment for everyone. People are less likely to cause accidents because they're fully aware. Criminal behavior connected with addiction can be avoided entirely. And more often than not, insurance companies and governments have financial incentives that can ultimately help the worker too. 

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