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Drug Testing Technology

Assessment of Field Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Tom Mieczkowski

CRC Press

392 pages

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Hardback: 9780849378843
pub: 1999-04-27
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Covering a wide range of research currently being done in drug analysis, Drug Testing Technology: Assessment of Field Applications compares and evaluates various methods used to determine abused drugs taken by individuals, and their application in various programs and contexts.

Controversies associated with various methods, including urine analysis and hair analysis, are examined. Contributors from a wide diversity of disciplines offer advanced knowledge, encompassing work which is technical as well as markedly philosophical.

Chapters provide overviews of drug incorporation into hair; the use of hair analysis for compliance measurement in the use of anti-epileptic medications; and the application of drug testing to the psychiatric treatment of substance abuse disorders.

Drug Testing Technology: Assessment of Field Applications provides information useful in medical applications, workplace testing, criminal justice monitoring community epidemiology, and drug treatment assessment.


"The strength of this book lies in its explanations of the very complex issue of drug testing technology, and how this technology can be best used to advantage in the workplace, in the justice system, and in a medical setting. I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with drugs in the workplace, offender diversion programs, or drug compliance programs."

--Wayne K. Jeffery, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1

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Table of Contents

The Assessment of Therapeutic Compliance Based Upon the Analysis of Drug Concentrations in Hair-J. Williams

Novel Biological and Mechanical Analysis Techniques for Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse: Their Role in Addiction Management and Psychiatric Treatment-C. Brewer

The Effects of Physiochemical Factors on Incorporation of Drugs Into Hair and Behavior of Drugs in Hair Root-Y. Nakahara

The Utilization of Ion Mobility Spectrometry in a Criminal Justice Field Application- T. Mieczkowski

A Comparison of Self-Report, Urine Sample, and Hair Sample Testing for Drug Use: A Longitudinal Study- R. Dembo, M. Shemwell, J. Guida, J. Schmeidler, W. Baumgartner, G. Ramirez-Garnica, W. Seeberger

Validation of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) With Female Juvenile Detainees-E. Levine, E. Wish, R. Lorion

Drug Monitoring in the Field: Applying Hair Assays and Urinalysis for Cocaine to Probationers-T. Mieczkowski, R. Newel

Drug Testing Applications in an Offender Diversion Program- R. Mumm

Testing for Drugs of Abuse in the Pediatric Population-J. Klein, G.Koren

Hair samples for Documenting the Impact of Gestational Cocaine Exposure on Children and Mothers-P. Marques

Improving the Validity of Behavioral Drug Abuse Research through Drug Testing-S. Magura, A. Laudet, B. Goldberger

The Feasibility of Hair Testing in a Household Survey on Drug Abuse-M. Fendrich, T. Johnson, J. Wislar, S. Sudman

Drug Assessment Methods in the Workplace-R. Cook

Workplace Drug Testing by Hair Analysis: Advantages and Issues-W. Baumgartner, V. Hill, D. Kippenberger

An Analysis of the Racial Bias Controversy in the Use of Hair Analysis-T. Mieczkowski

The Missing Strand: A Feminist Analysis of Hair Testing Women in Research Protocols-C. Boyd, J. Pohl, J.Cash

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
MEDICAL / Toxicology