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Substance Abuse and Your Business

What is substance abuse and how can it affect my business?

Substance abuse is defined by the National Institute of Health as excessive use of a drug in a way that is detrimental to self, society, or both.

This definition can include both legal and/ or illegal substances ranging from morphine and opioids to alcohol or marijuana.

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But are products with marijuana legal now? 

Currently, marijuana products are legal in the state of Florida for medical use, but not recreational use, and marijuana is also still illegal at the federal level.

While we detailed this in our post about marijuana use in Florida, dispensary businesses like Trulieve continue to build facilities, gain attention, and open their doors in Tallahassee and beyond.

This is especially true for anyone holding a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation – does not authorize “’medical marijuana’ under a state law to be a valid medical explanation for a transportation employee’s positive drug test result.”

The DOT does not allow for a positive marijuana result for any CDL physical exams.


If you suspect that someone associated with your business has a problem with substance abuse, put our team’s expertise to work for you.

We have certified drug screen collectors on our team, and breath alcohol testing is performed by certified breath alcohol technicians.

We offer testing for a variety of substances of concern, all listed on our website.

Jet Medical Center® encourages drug screen testing and as an employer service, drug screen testing associated with first visit injury care will be at NO CHARGE!

We want to help ensure that your business is in the best possible place to succeed. Whether it’s a DOT drug screen, a random drug screen, post-accident, a follow-up, a return-to-work or any number of tests, our experienced team is ready to help.


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Who is Jet Medical Center®?

Jet Medical Center® is a leading provider of occupational medicine services in the Tallahassee area. We develop, with our client partners, a customized health care plan to fit your companies needs today and into the future.

Our experienced staff of clinicians provide excellent medical care and understand the Worker’s Compensation system and its impact on your company’s financial health. Your employees will have less downtime with less complications reducing overall medical costs.


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