Drug Testing FAQ-Do the Cocaine test strips detect crack cocaine ?

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Question

”’Do the cocaine test strips also detect crack cocaine if it is smoked?”

Answer

”Yes the urine cocaine tests do also detect the use of crack cocaine.”

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Drug Testing FAQ-are these cocaine drug test strips testing for the presence of Cocaine or for the Cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine?

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Question

”Could you please provide some additional details on your product Cocaine Drug Test Strips.
Are these strips testing for the presence of Cocaine or for the Cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine? Please also advise of the ng/ml cutoff. ”

Answer

”The cocaine test strips detect both Cocaine and the metabolite benzoylecgonine. The test membrane is a 300ng/ml. For more info on detection levels for other drugs http://www.ukdrugtesting.co.uk/acatalog/Detection_Times.html

Cocaine and Ecstacy still dominate over ‘legal highs’

Mephedrone had been encountered by up to 19% (almost 1/5) of regular users of Cocaine and ecstacy, in a recent study questionare on drug use in the preceeding 6 months.

This level was lower than expected, with the media hype over ‘legal highs’, however the study was in drug users already in contact with a drug worker. It is suggested the group consists of experienced drug users with existing patterns and preferences in drug taking. The conclusion is the mephedrone is not seen as an alternative to illegal drug use by experienced users.

Cocaine associated with 3% of sudden death

A spanish study examining the causes of cardiac linked sudden death has found a direct link with Coacaine in over 3%.

This further proves that there are cardiac risks every time you use Cocaine.  Cocaine is not a safe party drug. Cardiac symptoms are a direct effect of cocaine usage and life threatening cardiac events can happen in otherwise healthy young poeple with no history of cardiac problems.

Cocaine rates of use in 16-24yr old up

New Home Office figures show the rates of cocaine exposure amongst 16-24 year old in England and Wales are up.

6.6% reported cocaine use in the previous 12 months compared to 5.1% a year earlier

The rise mirrors the adult trend, with cocaine use up to 3% for the year and 10% for all drug groups.

 Lower prices and no decrease in supply or availability contributed. Polydrug use is also increasing.

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Cocaine vaccine trial results look promising

A study in the USA on an experimental Cocaine vaccine for Cocaine addicts has shown promising results. The research was conducted at Yale University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

While only a relatively small study the results suggested that this may be a way forward in the fight against drug addiction, and enabled some addicts to cut there drug useage.

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Cocaine use amongst young increasing

New Home Office figures show the rates of Cocaine use in 16-24 year old increasing for England and Wales.

6.6% report cocaine use within the previous 12 months, a rise from 5.1% on the year.

The rise mirrors a rise in the adult rates to 3% for cocaine and 10% (all drugs) for 16-59 year olds

Lower prices and no overal decrease in supply contributed, with a move towards wider use of cocaine powder.

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