Reviewing Stories of Drug Use and Abuse So Far in 2017: DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

We have been following several important topics from both a scientific and societal angle throughout the year.  The next series of posts will highlight the information and articles we found one category at a time.  We'll start with a fascinating collection of stories about drug and alcohol testing.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING

From January, an article about a Canadian roadside drug testing pilot program:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-police-launch-roadside-drug-testing-pilot-project/article33375368/

March brought us two articles.  The first is about the San Diego Police Department's roadside drug testing pilot:

http://ow.ly/Mw4E30aiZVL

The second is about the California legislature's attempt to set alcohol and drug cut-off levels:

http://ow.ly/vwtT30aj0Pr

In June we picked up a story about testing for marijuana intoxication in drivers in Sacramento:

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article149848499.html

Finally last month, we featured two articles about drug testing.  The first was a blog post from New Zealand about the varied role of drug testing:

http://volteface.me/features/value-testing-services/

The second is about drug testing in the Kentucky prison system:

http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/news/10244/jail-to-begin-administering-drug-testing