Drugs, man…. Drugs. Recently, has this been you? Withdrawn, depressed, tired, and careless about personal grooming Hostile and uncooperative Relationships with family members have deteriorated Hanging around with a new group of friends Irregular school attendance, slipping grades
Most Knowledge is Based on Rhetoric:
Billions spent annually to convince people that drugs are bad.
Drug Testing Programs are Ineffective and Inaccurate:
Because urine testing is based on an analysis of metabolites associated with the drug in question, and because alcohol and cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine all pass through the body within 24-48 hours, leaving no metabolites, marijuana is the only substance that is easily detected with urinalysis. Drugs that have a more significant impact on employment or work performance, such as alcohol and other illegal drugs, are not effectively tested for with urinalysis.
Source: "Drug Testing: A Bad Investment," ACLU pamphlet on drug testing in the workforce (hereafter, "Drug Testing," pg. 13, et. al., link provided below
Serious Violent Crime Offending among 12 – 17 year-olds.
Marijuana: Trends in Annual Use
Crack: Trends in Annual Use
Annual Review of Public HealthVol. 17: 259-273 (Volume publication date January 1996)
Crack Cocaine Abuse: An Epidemic with Many Public Health Consequences
J W Cornish, and C P O'Brien
May 13, 2005
Methamphetamine: Trends in Annual Use
Cocaine Powder: Trends in Annual Use
Amphetamines (speed): Trends in Annual Use
Need for Speed
Did Amphetamines Play a Role in Afghanistan Friendly Fire Incident?
Dec. 20 — Preliminary court-martial proceedings begin next month against two U.S. fighter pilots involved in a tragic incident over Afghanistan that cost four lives and exposed a little-known fact about the way America fights its long-distance air wars.
Secret FBI Files On Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane
Nov. 22 — The ABC7 News I-Team obtained once secret FBI files concerning San Francisco's Summer of Love. The reports show how J. Edgar Hoover and his G-men were very concerned about the effect the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane were having on America's youth. Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick told the I-Team she had no idea the FBI was trailing her and looking into her background, including her private school days at Castilleja High in Palo Alto.
The files focused on both bands apparent involvement with LSD, and the potential "Internal Security" threats from the "New Left." One FBI report says that, "LSD originates from San Francisco?through a renowned rock group known as Grateful Dead."
Hallucinogens other than LSD: Trends in Annual Use
Inhalants: Trends in Annual Use