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.