\u00a0If you are abusing alcohol or drugs, you likely live in fear of being asked to take a drugs and alcohol test. This is a common fear for people with substance abuse problems. All around you, organizations are requiring people with certain privileges or engaged in activities to undergo this kind of routine testing. But what are these tests and what do they show?\r\nWhat is a Drugs and Alcohol Test?\r\nA drugs and alcohol test reveals whether an individual is abusing substances, primarily common drugs or alcohol. Using these substances may affect their work, reputation, capabilities and other aspects of their life. Certain groups require the tests to ensure safety, quality, integrity and reliability of the person being tested.\r\n\r\nThere are many groups that require people to take a drugs and alcohol test. These include: \r\n\r\n \tEmployers seeking employees with stability and integrity.\r\n \tLaw enforcement personnel for public safety.\r\n \tFamily members looking for signs of addiction.\r\n \tSports organizations to be sure athletes are competing honestly and without influence of steroids or other drugs.\r\n \tJustice system entities to be sure defendants are acting in line with the rules of their sentencing.\r\n \tSchools to keep students safe.\r\n \tRehab programs to make sure clients are sticking to treatment and living sober.\r\n \tInsurance companies to verify an insured party is worth risk.\r\n \tDoctors to properly diagnose a patient's health.\r\n\r\nA drugs and alcohol test looks for small amounts of substances in the test taker's body. This is done by taking a sample of the person's breath, urine, blood, hair, saliva or sweat.\r\nWhat Kind of Results Can Be Gained from a Drugs and Alcohol Test?\r\nDrugs and alcohol test results cannot show details of how much of the drugs or alcohol were used or when that use took place. They cannot measure how much the person is affected by the substances, with the exception of an alcohol breath test. Scientists have learned that a blood alcohol content (BAC) measurement of 0.05 percent or higher means that the person is not able to function normally.\r\n\r\nThese tests cannot give one answer about how people act or feel when drugs or alcohol are in their bodies. This is because each person is unique. How their body works while drugs or alcohol are in their system is also unique.\r\n\r\nThere are also many factors that can affect the results of a drug and alcohol test. These factors are mostly related to how long drugs and alcohol remain in an individual person's body. \r\n\r\nFactors of how long drugs or alcohol may stay in one person's body include:\r\n\r\n \tDrug or alcohol strength\r\n \tHow much of the substances were taken\r\n \tWhether the substances were taken by mouth, injected or smoked\r\n \tWhat other substances were used\r\n \tHow much the person can tolerate the substances used\r\n \tGender\r\n \tAge\r\n \tMetabolism\r\n \tGenetics\r\n \tOverall health\r\n \tOther factors, such as food eaten before, during and after the drugs or alcohol test.\r\n\r\nStop Living in Fear of a Simple Test\r\nBeing afraid of taking a drugs or alcohol test can make your daily life unnerving. If you are always having to hide your substance addiction\u00a0and constantly fear for your job, freedom and relationships because of these tests, it is time to get help.\r\n\r\nBeaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida understands your fear. At Beaches, you are able to gain freedom from this worry, as well as the substances that are controlling your life. Getting the detox and rehab you need puts you back in control. At rehab centers, you receive therapies, support, education and guidance you need to stop abusing drugs and alcohol.\r\n\r\nIf you or someone you love are ready to regain control of your life, call Beaches Recovery at 8666050532. This one call can take away many of your biggest concerns.