"I want you to know that the program has been very effective and has far exceeded our expectations. We are particularly pleased that accidents and worker’s compensation claims both have gone way down. We also believe that the training was the real key to the success of the program."

V.P. Human Resources - R&D, manufacturing, distribution, retail company - 15,000 employees

Drug and Alcohol Testing Coordination


Drug and alcohol testing is only one element, albeit a very important tool, to establish and maintain a substance abuse prevention program.  DSG assists its clients in establishing or modifying its testing program by working with the client and with vendors providing testing services to ensure that the testing program supports the company’s policy, is legally sound and is generating the best return on investment. Having the right combination of testing and testing technologies enables the company to:

  • Minimize the potential of hiring substance abusers
  • Reinforce the company position on drug and alcohol use and abuse
  • Identify current users and abusers
  • Convince "casual users" that the cost of using is too high
  • Deter "recreational" drug use that could lead to safety issues and addiction
  • Reduce the costs of alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace
  • Give recovering users another reason to stay sober (relapse prevention).
  • Comply with Federal regulations, e.g., the DOT/FMCSA
  • Comply with customer or contractual requirements
  • Comply with insurance carrier requirements


DSG will review and evaluate the existing testing program and, as appropriate, identify new testing, options, methodologies and services.  The evaluation includes:

  • testing methodologies including urine, breath, oral fluids, blood and hair testing
  • rapid testing
  • on site testing
  • blending methodologies and technologies
  • panel options
  • specimen collection procedures
  • certified laboratory
  • certified Medical Review Officer (MRO)

Client Comments:

“Moving forward with drug and alcohol testing was a big decision for us and one that had a lot of questions and concerns.  But with your guidance, vast knowledge and support, we are up and going and have full confidence in what we are doing and the services that we are receiving . . . and yes we have gotten some positive test results that surprised us!”

With your assistance we restructured our testing program to better fit our unique needs. We modified when testing will occur and combined a mix of technologies that are more compatible to our operations . . . .  AND our managers are more responsive to the program and we are saving money!”


Our success is characterized by our commitment to provide our clients with innovative workforce solutions that maximize their human resources capital by using solid business principles, professional staff, and effective partnerships.






It is critical to proactively address and restructure for the problems brought on by substance abuse in the workplace. DSG can help you reduce the financial and legal exposures that are inherent to substance abusing employees.






"From the start to finish you were there to provide us with guidance and, most impressive, was your knowledge and expertise on this subject. No matter what the question or circumstances that arose, you were available to provide us information that would help us make the decision that best fits our culture, rather than one size fits all.

V.P. Employee Relations

Grocery store chain – 8600 employees & 52 stores