How Drug And Alcohol Testing Are Carried Out On Drivers

Drug and alcohol tests vary –testing is required for most driver’s license applicants and before a driver’s license renewal. Nevertheless, it depends on the state a driver resides in really. Some states have passed laws that empower the police to randomly test drivers for the presence of cannabis (tetrahydrocannabinol), commonly known as marijuana, and methamphetamines, commonly known as speed ice or crystal meth. Even a driver’s saliva can be tested with an “absorbent collector” – whereby an individual presses their tongue to a “collector” and then chews on it. If a driver tests positive for any of these drugs, their license is immediately cancelled. “Drug driving” is the term used for those who operate a motor vehicle while under the …

Drug Addiction in the Philippines

With much of the focus on drug use in the United States, many people probably don’t pay much attention to drug addiction in the Philippines. Why should we? Because it is an ever-increasing problem for the people of that country and they shouldn’t be ignored. Drug addiction in the Philippines has increased at alarming rates since World War II. Sadly, the reasons why aren’t clear cut. Most of the drug users in the Philippines are young people. Illicit drugs that are present include marijuana, LSD, opiates, and barbiturates. While there are no hard fast statistics available, it is estimated that as many as 60,000 young people in the Philippines are dealing with drug addiction. Within a period of ten years, …

Truly Bizarre Taxes: The Tax on Illegal Drugs

One can never underestimate the enthusiasm that politicians have for trying to hunt up tax revenues. The creativity of some politicians can lead to bizarre taxes and unfortunate results. Taxes on Illegal Drugs One argument for the legalization of various narcotics is that massive tax revenues would be created. Interestingly, a few states already are trying to collect such taxes! More than 10 states have tried to tax people that possess illegal drugs. For example, Kansas levies a drug tax on dealers as soon as they take possession of the substance. To avoid prosecution for failure to pay the drug tax, individuals possessing the drugs are supposed to purchase “drug tax stamps” and attach the stamps to the drugs in …

Whenever we think of drug tests, we commonly think of blood or urine samples.

However, a saliva drug test is a useful tool that employers and organization leaders can use. These tests are crucial to ensure safety for staff and members of various organizations. Basically, the saliva drug test is a tool designed to find certain substances. These substances may interfere with the individual’s ability to complete his job or operate machinery. Common elements include the following: Cocaine and amphetamines are drugs commonly taken to energize the individual. The saliva drug test can detect these substances. A person who takes this type of substance may appear agitated and disoriented. Opiates and cannabinoids are quite different but they still interfere with the individual’s ability to function normally. These substances can be found with a saliva …

Hairy Drug Test

Employers in the last decade found it hard to rely on drug testing to ensure that they are hiring employees that are free from banned substances. However, the adoption of more stringent rules and restrictions at drug test sites and laboratories have made it harder for drug users to cheat. The variation of drug testing programs also allow choices and more certainty about the test results. Urinalysis has been the most common and often used drug testing method. However, this is also the easiest to trick and cheat. Diluting urines with water or other colorless fluid is enough to make the drug traces virtually undetectable. To reinforce security on this kind of testing, most companies and drug testing laboratories prefer …

Hair Drug Testing

During the last 20 years, both schools and employers have regularly implemented drug testing. Urine tests are usually the most common form of screening; however, many people have devised methods to beat these tests and created products used to make the appearance of the drugs. Synthetic urine and masking chemicals are widely available, and they can be effective in blocking even the most severe cases of drug abuse. Because of this growing market, many employers have chosen to use hair follicle drug testing instead. Hair drug testing costs much more than sweat, saliva or urine tests. However, the benefits often far outweigh the costs. Employers find hair follicle drug testing to be less invasive and it can often detect drugs …

How To Pass A Drug Test

Really, if you want to know how to pass a drug test, the simplest solution is to stop doing drugs. I have no moral argument here. They are just plants that scare people and lawmakers. As a practical matter, though, there are so many problems with doing illegal things that it is almost always best to just drop the drugs. I don’t use illegal drugs myself, but I have researched the topic, and I’ve had friends who passed many drug tests despite regular drug use. I pass on the following hoping that you will use the information for justifiable purposes. In other words, if you are my taxi driver, I don’t care if you had a joint over the weekend, …

How To Find Out If Your Child Is Doing Drugs – Home Drug Testing Kits

Are you concerned that your son, daughter, or family member is doing drugs? Is the prospect of having to bring them to a clinic too horrible for you to even contemplate? You should take time to consider another option. Why not try home drug-testing as an alternative? 1. Why Home Drug Testing? Looking at it from an objective point of view, home drug-testing provides a lot of advantages for people who value their privacy among other things. It is also cheaper to buy a do-it-yourself drug testing kit than to go to a drug testing facility and have the examination there. It is less hassle and less worry on your part. It provides anonimity that keeps the sense of privacy …

Drug Tests

If you have never had to have a drug test, you should know that you might have to in the future. Many jobs today are asking new employees to take a test, and you may not be able to get your new job unless you have done so. It is becoming more and more common, and you should be prepared to take one at any time when you are employed. Companies do this to protect themselves, and you can certainly understand why this may be. An employee on drugs are not only dangerous, they are a huge liability. I have had to take one drug test in my life, and the procedure was pretty simple. Most drug tests are like …

Through the years the legal profession has had more and more influence on our society.

Today it seems that people take less and less responsibility for their actions and would rather take their chances in court with a lawyer at their side. All businesses are so careful to avoid a law suit that employees are treated less and less like people. A few years ago if an employer would suspect an employee of using drugs they would offer assistance and hold their job until they were able to straighten out their lives. Today if someone is suspected of drug use all the employees may be subjected to drug tests so as not to single out the person with the problem. This situation has occurred in the office that I work in. One of the supervisors, …

Drug Use in Schools

The availability of drugs at schools has increased over the last ten years although the overall use of illicit drugs has declined. Yet too many teenagers are still abusing drugs. In the National Institute on Drug Abuse 2005 Monitoring the Future survey researchers found that 50% of high school seniors report some use of an illicit drug during their life. Drugs are easily obtained and teenagers know who they can contact to get them. The Bureau of Justice reports that 85% of teens say they know where to get marijuana and 55% know how to get amphetamines. Knowledge of drug availability is similar regardless of race or location. Students living in rural, suburban, and urban areas all reported similar levels …

Drug Testing Facilities ve Instant Home Drug Tests? & Pros & Cons of Drug Testing Methods

Drug testing labs provide accurate results for drug tests in a short period of time. Oftentimes, companies require lab drug tests in order to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. Why Are Drug Testing Labs Used? A drug testing facility is used to detect the use of drugs in the workplace, the home and even in law enforcement. Many times, employers will require a drug testing lab test prior to hiring as a sort of screening. Also, parents may send a sample to a drug test facility in order to discover whether or not their teen is abusing drugs. Drug testing labs are available in many different forms including urine testing, saliva testing, sweat testing and …

Don’t let a Drug Arrest Ruin You Vacation

Many countries have stiff penalties for drug violations and strictly enforce drug laws. If you are caught buying, selling, carrying or using any type of drug – from hashish to heroin, marijuana to mescaline, cocaine to quaaludes – you will be arrested. You are subject to foreign laws overseas, not U.S. laws, and, if arrested, you will find that: • Few countries provide a jury trial. • Trials are often long, with delays and postponements. • Most countries do not accept bail. • Pre-trial detention, often in solitary confinement, may last for months. If you are convicted, you face a possible sentence of: • 2 – 10 years in many countries • A minimum of 6 years hard labor and …

Random drug and alcohol testing

Random drug and alcohol screening is used by many UK companies to deter the use or abuse of illegal drugs and / or alcohol by employees within the workplace. There have been a large number of case studies to demonstrate how effective random screening is in reducing accidents, absenteeism, ill health, litigation, etc, and as a result it is frequently considered to be best practice, especially in safety critical environments. Even when a business doesn’t introduce full random drug testing, they often choose to conduct testing when there is a problem – such as incident or accident based screening or “for cause” testing when there are sufficient grounds to suspect that an employee is not fit to perform their duties …

Latest Drug Abuse Statistics in Young People

This November, there have been several new UK studies released which indicate a frightening trend in the abuse of drugs and alcohol, which affects young people and their safety. One survey of over 8000 young drivers (17-24 years old) carried out by Auto Trader, which is a UK motoring magazine and website, showed a dangerous trend towards driving under the influence of either drink, drugs or both. In today’s binge drinking and drug abuse culture amongst young people it is unfortunately no surprise that as many as 17% of those surveyed admitted regular use of Cannabis (Marijuana), more alarmingly 12% frequently use the dangerous class A drug Cocaine, and 10% revealed regular use of Ecstasy. However, the most considerable risk …