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NCJ Number: 163300 Find in a Library
Title: Alternative Matrix Program for Drug Abuse Detection and Deterrence (From ONDCP International Workshop: Drug Abuse Treatment Technology Proceedings, 1995, P 3-13 - 3-36)
Author(s): D A Kidwell
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of National Drug Control Policy
US Executive Office of the President
Washington, DC 20500
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the application of matrixes other than urine to deter drug use.
Abstract: In a mixture of graphics and narrative, the article examines: (1) hair, sweat, and saliva as matrixes; (2) whether drug testing deters drug use; (3) the reasons for performing research in testing technology; (4) how the window of detection is influenced by testing rate, convenience, cost, and gaming of system by user; (5) whether the impression of detection influences drug use; (6) false accusation of an individual as a drug user; (7) an older and a current model for incorporation of drugs; (8) whether all external exposure can be removed; (9) distinguishing exposure from use; (10) the importance of the means of incorporation of drugs into hair and why sweat is of interest; (11) whether laboratory experiments are real; (12) positive rate of cocaine users and their children; (13) markers of cocaine use; (14) the implications for the use of hair analysis; (15) technology needed for testing other matrixes; (16) comparison of conventional mass spectrometry to tandem mass spectrometry; and (17) participants in the alternative matrix program.
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis; Cocaine; Drug detection; Drug testing; Drug use; Hair and fiber analysis; Mass spectroscopy; Science and Technology; Urinalysis
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