Fifty-seven percent of employers test all job candidates for drugs, with only 29 percent forgoing drug tests on any job candidates, according to a poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association.

Of the respondents who use drug tests, 69 percent have done so for at least seven years, and 12 percent have relied on them for five to six years.

"Among the organizations using these testing programs, the tendency is to continue the use of them over relatively long periods of time," says Mark Schmit, director of research at SHRM. "In addition, organizations are reporting positive impacts related to drug and alcohol testing that supports the efficacy of these programs."

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