Blue collar workers on cocaine a worrying trend found by workplace drug testing agency
TVNZ One News 11 April 2018
Family First Comment: “methamphetamine and cannabis are both “on the up” and they are still the main drugs being use.”
Exactly. So don’t go soft on them legally.
Cocaine being used by blue collar workers, and members of older generations abusing prescription medications are worrying trends The Drug Detection Agency has found as it tests in workplaces.
The Drug Detection Agency has been New Zealand’s biggest drug testing company for 13 years, Seven Sharp reported.
With 3,500 businesses on its books, the agency’s founder and CEO Kirk Hardy knows how Kiwis’ drug use is changing.
He says 20 years ago the agency’s tests covered probably 12 drug classes, but now the standard test in the lab covers around 36 drug classes.
Mr Hardy said methamphetamine and cannabis are both “on the up” and they are still the main drugs being use.
“We’re definitely seeing an increase in cocaine. And it was one drug that was quite white collar. But we are seeing it sneak into blue collar as well,” he said.
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