About 550,000 adults and children across America experience homelessness, according to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. They have found themselves in this extremely difficult “undomiciled” situation for a variety of reasons, and their number includes disabled persons and military veterans.

It is estimated that more than half the homeless population have alcohol and drug problems, some of which have been caused by despair and hopelessness, and these must be addressed and stopped altogether.

Types of Tests That Are Appropriate for Homeless Shelters

Accuracy is key in every successful alcohol and drug screen, and this is what organizations and communities seek in screening kits. And because time is of the essence, the people who conduct the tests want the process to be swift and simple.

The three (3) types of alcohol and drug tests are:

  • Hair Follicle Alcohol and Drug Test. This can tell whether or not the subject has taken alcohol or drugs within 90 days of the test.
  • Urine Alcohol and Drug Test. This can prove that the subject has imbibed alcohol or taken an illicit drug within a few days of the test.
  • Saliva Alcohol and Drug Test. This is not as invasive as the Urine Drug Test, and it does not require a urinal for sample collection. It can tell if the subject has used alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, or amphetamine within three days of the test. It can also detect heroin, but only within a few hours of the latest usage.

What American Screening Provides Homeless Shelters

American Screening understands that homeless shelters throughout the country may not always have a big budget for employee alcohol and drug tests. This is why we deliver highly affordable, cost-effective, superior-quality screening kits straight from the manufacturer.

We understand as well that the staff assigned to perform the screening usually do not have the luxury of time to learn the complexities of alcohol and drug testing, which is why we provide safe, easy-to-use products that yield timely and accurate results.

To keep up with the times, we also offer screening kits for synthetic drugs like K2 (also known as “spice”) and fentanyl.

All our alcohol and drug testing products conform to SAMHSA standards.

For more information on how American Screening LLC can collaborate on making your organization and community alcohol and drug-free zones, please call our toll-free number: (866) 526-2873 or write us via sales@americanscreeningcorp.com

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