Drug Testing...is it really all it's cracked up to be? Personally, It's a mixed
bag. One one hand it does help some people abstain from drugs. On the other
hand, most people who do drugs work . Consequently,
either the testing is flawed or they are really good at masking the effects
of the test. In addition, I think drug testing actually drives some people
to switch from marijuana (3 weeks in your system) to dangerous and highly
addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin which will flush out of your system
in a few days. In addition, young people have turned to GHB which is not
only cheaper than getting drunk it will not give you a hangover and is
impossible to drug test. So for ever action we take there is a reaction
that is taken by those who are determined to get trashed.
Consequently my read on the situation would be to have drug testing where odd
behavioral activity dictates and when accidents occur.
For students though, I'd recommend it highly. Kids need guidance in order to
avoid the drug laden minefields of youth. This would help (drug testing) steer
them clear of the minefields.
Business drug testing stories are below. You can also go to www.mapnews.org
and put drug testing in the search field. Lots of articles! Go here for Student
drug testing articles
Sun, 15 Apr 2001, US NC: Urine Dealer Claims Free Speech
Sat, 14 Apr 2001, US TX: PUB
LTE: Lifestyle Testing Moreover, the most popular methods of testing (urine, blood and hair) do
not measure true, "real time" impairment.
Thu, 06 Jan 2000 US TN:
Knoxville To Try Sweat Patch Drug-Test Method But
it's the sweat that means bad news for people who wear it and then do
drugs. And soon, federal Pretrial Services officers in Knoxville
will know who those people are.
Tue, 18 Jan 2000. BLADDER UP A
Pissed-off Driver Challenges Metro Transit's Methods Of Drug Testing
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 US: Tight
Labor Market Shakes Up Workplace Drug Testing Some
employers have quietly shelved the collection cup in the face of intense
competition for workers, constant cost-cutting
initiatives and two recent studies questioning the cost-effectiveness of
workplace drug testing
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 US FL: PUB
LTE: Urinalysis Of Limited Use
Thu, 11 Nov 1999 US CA: Column: Failed
Drug Test Rescued His Livelihood. "I
didn't realize how pot was affecting me," says Wilvorn, who was one of
the first to fail the drug testing that began in
January 1998. "I fought giving it up, but now I'm glad I did.
Tue, 09 Nov 1999 US CA: Drug
Testing Takes a Hit
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 US
FL: OPED: Drug-Testing Workers Shows Little Value
Student Drug Testing
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 US
TX: Fight To Block Son's Drug Test Goes To Appeal
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 US LA: 3
Schools To Start Hair Drug Tests
Sun, 30 Jan 2000 US TX: Lackney
District To Test Students, Teachers For Drugs
Wed, 19 Jan 2000 LAKE
CENTRAL EYES DRUG TESTING School Board members indicate support for
policy to test students for various illegal substances.