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The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing – Part 2

The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing Part 2 Best practices for drug testing require frequent, random, long term, and comprehensive testing. This makes it more difficult for participants to use alcohol and other drugs between tests[1] and ultimately, more likely for success in a Treatment Court program. Frequent Testing The use of most illegal […]

The Drug Recognition Expert: Combating Drugged-Driving

The Drug Recognition Expert: Combating Drugged-Driving and More By: Thomas Page, Drug Recognition Expert Emeritus The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program, procedure, and police officers constitute a systems approach to identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting the individual who drives while under the influence of a drug or drugs.  The program and procedures were initially developed in […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing – Part 1

The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing Part I More than 2,300,000 Americans are currently incarcerated, about a quarter of these for drug offenses.[1]  Additionally, 80% of those in our prisons are either addicted to or abusing drugs[2]. Currently 40 states operate prison systems that are above 90% capacity; of those 23 are at about one […]

Alcohol Monitoring: A Vital Part of Probation

Alcohol Monitoring: A Vital Part of Probation Crime and Substance Abuse are Linked The link between substance abuse and crime is clear. About 90% of criminal cases have involvement of alcohol or other drugs. Because of this link, it is not unusual for abstinence to be a requirement for release on bond or own recognizance; […]

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