A crazy Christmas!


When is a positive a negative? When it involves a positive drug or alcohol test, something of which Integrity Sampling experienced all too often over the Christmas period.

During November and December 2014, Integrity Sampling’s consultants detected 69 employees in the workplace who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The 69 positive results came from 1600 tests. That’s a rate of 1 in 23 who tested positive.

The attached graph shows that for positive drug tests during the Nov/Dec period, ice, speed and other methamphetamines were the main culprit, accounting for 60% of positive drug tests. Next were amphetamines with 16%, THC (e.g. marijuana and cannabis) with 12% and opiates with 11%.

This graph shows the drugs used by people caught with positive tests during November/December

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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