Three Signs of a Substance Use Disorder

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September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Addiction is a serious issue in the United States, with over 25.6% of Americans aged 18 to 25 having a substance use disorder. Awareness is necessary to help those with addictions, but do you really know what entails addiction, or more formally, a “substance use disorder?” Keep reading to learn about …

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TEAM Background, LLC Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 17, 2023 – The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that TEAM Background, LLC has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Organization Accreditation Program (BSOAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited. 

DOT Adds Oral Fluid Testing as an Alternative to Urine

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On May 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it would officially authorize employers to use oral fluid testing as an alternate methodology to traditional urine drug testing. This policy adjustment went into effect June 1, 2023; however, collectors, devices, and laboratories need to meet several requirements before oral fluid testing can be fully implemented.