What drugs are students taking, national lockdowns are not holding students back from using drugs according to The Tab’s 2020 Drugs Survey. 16,017 students answered answered it, across 14 different universities including Bristol, Sheffield, Exeter, Birmingham and Glasgow 🎓
The survey found that while generally, students deny they have individually been doing more drugs since the pandemic started, 55% of respondents believe other students are doing more drugs since the pandemic started 📈
When it came to drug choice, the most common drugs used most often were (also shown in the image below):
🚬 Weed (Cannabis), 43.9%
⬜ Cocaine, 12.5%
🐴 Ketamine, 11.7% (a substance used in medicine as an anaesthetic for animals)
💨 Nitrous Oxide, 12.1%
🌈 Hallucinogenic, 7.4%
The survey also covered why students do drugs, with the three biggest responses being:
Does any of the above surprise you?
Or is student drug use as well known as the general publics’ drug use?
Experts are advising students to do some research around the drugs they are taking and symptoms of overdose.
With COVID infection levels now higher than at the peak of the alpha variant wave in January 2021, and COVID-related workplace absences rising sharply since June, now is an important time to increase diligence when it comes to testing.
Saliva drug tests, or Oral fluid drug tests, are a drug testing method that identify the presence of substances of abuse in the fluid found in the mouth. This method of drug and alcohol testing is popular for workplace testing as it is efficient and less invasive than blood testing and urine testing, offering fast results with a simple mouth swab.
It’s now illegal to try to pass a drug test by sample adulteration... We often see and detect / help our customers detect employees trying to tamper with their urine samples to pass a drug test. Indeed there is a whole industry dedicated to “how to pass your drug test”. We cover it in our training programs and we...