WPR News
8:47 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Testing Firm: Wyoming meth use among workers dropping

Cheyenne, WY – The nation's largest drug-testing company reports that fewer Wyoming workers posted positive results for the use of methamphetamine in 2007 than in the two previous years.

Jennifer de Vallance is press secretary for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. She says that Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index provided information for the study, which was released by the White House.

The study reports that 1 percent of Wyoming workers tested were positive for methamphetamine use in 2005. Last year, less than three-tenths of 1 percent of those tested in the state had the drug in their systems. That shows a 72 percent decrease in the percentage of workers who tested positive.

The study found that workplace methamphetamine use nationally decreased 44 percent from 2005 to 2007.