Roadside drug testing
On roadsides around Brisbane and Queensland, police have been conducting drug testing, as well as random breath testing for alcohol, for several years. Until early last year, the roadside drug testing was confined to Brisbane, before a state-wide rollout in March 2015. They use a portable drug testing unit called the Drager Drug Test 5000, which allows police to test drivers for all commonly used drugs in a matter of minutes.
In 2016, police in Brisbane and Queensland will conduct around 50,000 drug tests on our roads.
As with other Australian states, drug and alcohol test results are showing that while drivers are heeding the warnings about driving while under the influence of alcohol, they are prepared to drive while under the influence of the drugs. In some instances, random roadside drug testing has found one in four – and even one in three motorists – with a positive drug test!
Workplace drug testing
Businesses such as Integrity Sampling have been conducting workplace drug testing in Brisbane, Queensland and the remainder of Australia for around 15 years.
Like the Queensland Police, Integrity Sampling also uses the Drager Drug Test 5000 to conduct its drug testing Brisbane, which not only allows for fast results but also is also highly accurate.
“Our testing complies with the highest aspects of the Australian standards for collection, detection and quantification of drugs in oral fluid,” says Integrity Sampling’s Managing Director Michael Wheeldon. “All our drug tests are conducted using the Drager Drug Test 5000, which has shown to have an accuracy of over 99%. Our units undergo rigourous calibration after each individual test.”
Drug testing in Brisbane school?
Of course, it’s not just our roads and workplaces where drug testing is carried out. For example, testing to catch drug cheats in sports has been a part of the sporting arena for many years.
But drug testing in schools?
A Brisbane school is considering introducing drug testing after a serious issue at the school last year, which involved students being charged by the police for allegedly supplying and possessing cannabis.
In the school’s newsletter, St Joseph’s Nudgee College Principal said the school will next year introduce a drug response support program for boys in Years 7 to 12.
As part of this program, “the College is considering the introduction of a random drug testing policy. The nature and scope of this testing is currently being determined. Whether this testing is implemented, or not, it is our intention to implement a Holistic Drug Response Program in 2017,” said Principal Peter Fullagar.
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