Online Drug Test Advice
Political satirist P.J. O'Rourke once said, " Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. "
Many may agree with O'Rourke, but unfortunately, few have listened to him. Drug testing is a political and social hot topic. Ever since the Reagan administration began its "Just Say No" to illegal substances. And it's been causing quite a stir everywhere from the bedroom to the boardroom.
Here are some facts and figures to chew on:
- 2.03 million. the number of people incarcerated in the United States , 54.1 percent for activity related to illegal substances.
- 440,000. Americans who perish each year from smoking cigarettes
- 4,500. Americans who perish each year from all illegal substances combined
- 22. percent of 8 th graders who have tried an illegal drug in their lifetime, as compared to 51 percent of 12 th graders
- 15. the number of poppy seed bagels one would have to consume to push opiate levels over the federal limit of 2,000 nanograms per milliliter
- 12. the average age of 7 th graders, who may face drug testing in public schools soon enough
- 3. the number of miles radio personality Rush Limbaugh would drive from his $23 million Florida home to a restaurant parking lot to pick up pills
- 1 in 4. high school seniors who use pot
- 0. recorded fatalities directly caused by pot
Some of the major issues that arise when dealing with drug testing are the legalities of the matter - how is it regulated? What are the penalties? Some discussions are a bit more ethical in nature - where is the line drawn between safety and spying? And some deal just with the facts of the matter - what do they test for, how do they test, and is there a way to 'pass' when I'm not supposed to?
We've addressed all those issues here, and more.