Drug of Abuse Testing Market Size to Surpass US$ 10.7 Bn by 2030

Published Date : 22, 2022

The global drug of abuse testing market size is predicted to surpass around US$ 10.7 billion by 2030 from valued at USD 6.51 billion in 2022 and growing at a notable CAGR of 6.4% over the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Drug abuse testing can assist determine whether or not a person has used drugs or harmful substances. Saliva, urine, and blood are the types of samples utilized in drug of abuse testing. In criminal justice systems, businesses, hospitals, and research facilities, drug of abuse testing is widely employed. Subsidies and financial incentives for drug misuse testing are provided by governments in both developed and poor countries.

The global drug abuse testing market is benefiting from this reason. In criminal investigations, there is a growing demand for drug of abuse testing. Drug misuse testing is being used extensively in criminal courts. The technological advancements and adoption of innovative technologies for drug of abuse testing process, is boosting the growth of global drug of abuse testing market.

According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 16.9% of American people consume marijuana. Marijuana is considered as illicit drugs. The consumption of marijuana is banned in many nations. But the increase in consumption of such drugs will attract growth prospects for drug of abuse testing market. In addition, in 2020, 53 million people over the age of 12 will have taken illicit drugs or abused prescription medications, according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. These figures show that maximum number of people around the world is addicted to toxic drugs and substances.

What are the key trends in the drug of abuse testing market?

One of the key factors driving the growth of global drug of abuse testing market is growing geriatric population all across the world. The old people face acute and chronic pain due to various disorders, which is common in nature. As per the National Institute of Health, around 80% of cancer patients and 77% of heart disease patients suffer from chronic pain. This factor is emphasizing the importance of drug of abuse testing in the global market. 

In addition, according to 2019 figures from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, about 35 million people worldwide needed diagnostics and treatment for substance use disorders. Opioids are linked to 55% of substance use problems and marijuana to 25%. Furthermore, according to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime figures, 188 million people used cannabis in 2017 around the world. Thus, the growing consumption of toxic substance and drugs are supporting the growth of global drug of abuse testing market. Moreover, as per the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 1.5% to 5% disorders or infections are caused directly by the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. As a result, growing government initiatives against this practice, is creating lucrative opportunities for the growth of global drug of abuse testing market. Such initiatives were carried out by emerging nations such as the U.S. In the U.S., the National Drug Control Budget proposed $34.6 billion for drug control in 2020.

Scope of the Report

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022 USD 6.51 Billion
Revenue Forecst by 2030 USD 10.77 Billion
By Drug Type
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana/Cannabis
  • LSD
  • Opioids
  • Others
By Sample Type
  • Urine
  • Saliva
  • Blood
  • Others
By End User
  • Workplaces
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Research Labs
By Region
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • MEA
Key Players Danaher Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics, Inc., LabCorp, Cordant Health Solutions, Legacy Medical Services, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, DrugScan, LGC Group, Precision Diagnostics

 

What are the challenges in the drug of abuse testing market?

Several regions have not implemented drug of abuse testing. If some other nations’ organizations try to carry out drug of abuse testing process, then it is considered as violation of privacy and rights. In countries such as Georgia, Canada, and South Africa allows the consumption of cannabis without any permission. This factor hinders the growth of global drug of abuse testing market. In addition, there are no strict regulations against drug abuse in many countries. Moreover, drug of abuse testing process requires large number of professionals. The lack of government initiatives regarding drug of abuse testing is also expected to restrict the growth of global drug of abuse testing market. 

Which regions are driving the drug of abuse testing trend?

North America is considered as dominating region in drug of abuse testing market. In North America, drug abuse is regarded as critical issue. For this, the government of the U.S. have implemented several policies to curb the practice of drug abuse. The U.S. government imposed the Patients and Communities Act of 2018 against drug abuse. Such initiatives are driving the growth of global drug of abuse testing market. In 2018, more than 500,000 teenagers aged 12 to 17 years in the U.S. suffered from hazardous drug abuse infections, according to the National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health. These figures climbed from 4.6 million to 4.9 million for people aged 18 and up in 2018. Moreover, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report from 2018, there were 35,560 deaths in the U.S. related to drunk driving. Thus, all of these figures state the growing importance of drug of abuse testing in North America region. All of these aforementioned factors are propelling the growth of drug of abuse testing market in the region.

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