Drug Testing

Harm Reduction

We Looked Into the Kits You Can Use to Test Your Drugs

Drug checking is part of a harm-reduction approach that emphasizes reducing the negative impact of drug use rather than telling people not to use them—which usually doesn’t work.
Suzannah Weiss

The Bizarre Story Behind a Coke Dealer's On-Camera Confession

We talked to the Bunk Police about why they released the video, which shows the dealer crying.
Allison Tierney
Blown Olympic Dreams

How Does WADA Decide What Drugs Are Banned?

The World Anti-Doping Agency's process for putting drugs on the banned list leaves a lot open to interpretation.
Aaron Gordon
Blown Olympic Dreams

The Catch-22 of Anti-Doping Testing For High School Athletes

Very few school districts have an anti-doping testing program. As a result, high school athletes and coaches who compete at national tournaments and meets where testing occurs are sometimes unfamiliar with the process.
Aaron Gordon

You Won't Fail a Drug Test After Eating These Poppy Seeds

Yes, this has been a problem in the past.
Alex Swerdloff
thump news

Health Experts Urge All UK Festivals to Offer Drug Testing

The Royal Society for Public Health aim to reduce drug-related deaths, which have steadily been on the rise.
Krystal Rodriguez
thump news

At Least Six UK Festivals Plan to Allow Drug Testing This Summer

Cambridgeshire's Secret Garden Party led the charge last year.
Krystal Rodriguez
Weed Week

The FBI Says It Can Finally Find Hackers Who Don’t Smoke Weed

The agency says it's managing to meet its hiring goals despite a ban on hiring anyone who's used marijuana within the last three years.
Daniel Oberhaus
Drug Testing

Are Home Drug Testing Kits Actually Helpful?

I spoke to two experts to work it out.
David Hillier

Nevada Athletic Commission to Discuss Taking Marijuana off Banned-Substances List

This Friday could mark the beginning of the end for MMA’s ridiculous anti-weed rules.
Josh Rosenblatt
thump news

New Study Finds 13% of Festival Deaths Worldwide Caused by Alcohol and Drugs

Looking at fatalities between 1999 and 2014, the report recommends organizers make drug-testing kits more widely available.
Max Mertens
thump news

Thousands of Free Drug-Testing Kits Will Be Available at Music Festivals This Summer in Sydney

The kits are part of a "private maneuver" that goes against governmental orders.
Britt Julious