Seven sailors are caught out in navy's drug tests

sgtpepperband

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#1
Pompey News said:
The navy says its drug-testing policy is clamping down on users after only seven people were caught in Portsmouth...
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#3
Fools They know the score when they sign up i.e. you will lose your job if we find any trace in your system.

Cocaine isn't all it's cracked up to be anyway 8) I don't know why they bother drugs make you lose your memory, talk about random rubbish and act bizzarlly you get all that for free when you get old anyway. :lol:
 
#4
Ja5on said:
Fools They know the score when they sign up i.e. you will lose your job if we find any trace in your system.

Cocaine isn't all it's cracked up to be anyway 8) I don't know why they bother drugs make you lose your memory, talk about random rubbish and act bizzarlly you get all that for free when you get old anyway. :lol:
You have just described 80% of Rum Ration users there. We need an RR CDT.
 
#5
Hey can't these chaps use the 'Attorney General' defence and claim it was just a technical breach and it is thus OK for them to keep their jobs.
 
#7
Re: Navy's drug tests

Has anyone on here been 'random tested'?

What happens?

Does a 'Person with clipboard' arrive, drag you out of your rack/place of duty and escort you to Sick bay for a blood sample or what?

Does the person being tested have the opportunity of having their own sample for independent testing?

Outside but genuinely curious.
 
#8
The way I read it is 7 since 2007 on the two carriers and then a further 18 from the Liverpool.

And this is only cocaine. What about all the other "recreational" drugs out there? I fear that the whole story is not being disclosed to the public.
 
#9
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
Has anyone on here been 'random tested'?
Yes, several times in both RN and Army establishments[/quote]

What happens?
The process may have changed now but:

I'm not sure of command are warned off, I'd imagine there is some ivolvement.

CDT team pitches up, close gangway and get a list of everyone available. Pick a proportion of names from the list.

Summon, brief, supervised sample collection. Sample sent away for testing.

Dealing with those not selected varied, in one place nobody left until the end of the day, in another the gangway got a list of those who could be released.
 
#10
Karma said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
Has anyone on here been 'random tested'?
Yes, several times in both RN and Army establishments
What happens?
The process may have changed now but:

I'm not sure of command are warned off, I'd imagine there is some ivolvement.

CDT team pitches up, close gangway and get a list of everyone available. Pick a proportion of names from the list.

Summon, brief, supervised sample collection. Sample sent away for testing.

Dealing with those not selected varied, in one place nobody left until the end of the day, in another the gangway got a list of those who could be released.[/quote]

Thanks, Karma.
 
#11
Aye I remember doing many random piss tests. I also remember the XO asking the CDT team to come out and test the ship crew once as well lol

No one I served with (at that time) was found to have done anything naughty.

I really don't understand why these people want to throw away a job like that during this current economic climate.

Fools

However I don't know the full facts so I can't really prejudge those people
 
#12
I fear this is a sign of the times.

My predecessors had the tot!

I had to buy my beer.

There was always loose women :lol:

Today it seems it's drugs and Xbox/PS3's

I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
 
#14
Maxi_77 said:
Hey can't these chaps use the 'Attorney General' defence and claim it was just a technical breach and it is thus OK for them to keep their jobs.
:lol:


Sorry, but as they're NOT MPs they are NOT above the law! :roll: :evil:
 
#15
thingy said:
Maxi_77 said:
Hey can't these chaps use the 'Attorney General' defence and claim it was just a technical breach and it is thus OK for them to keep their jobs.
:lol:


Sorry, but as they're NOT MPs they are NOT above the law! :roll: :evil:
Pat Scotland as a Baroness is not entitled to the 'I'm an MP' defence so perhaps she shouldn't be above the law.
 
#16
A mate of mine was an instructor at Raleigh & told me he asked the question

who is underage & goes out drinking 8 of 30 raised there hands, then asked has anyone taken drugs 20 out of the 30 put there hands up.

It was a big thing (70s) to go underage drinking now the big thing :cry: is to try/take drugs :cry:
 
#17
chockhead819 said:
A mate of mine was an instructor at Raleigh & told me he asked the question

who is underage & goes out drinking 8 of 30 raised there hands, then asked has anyone taken drugs 20 out of the 30 put there hands up.

It was a big thing (70s) to go underage drinking now the big thing :cry: is to try/take drugs :cry:
Sign of the times. it's cheaper/easier to buy drugs than to get hold of alcohol. Progress?
 

sgtpepperband

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#19
The Armed Forces is reflective of the society it serves. Society uses and abuses drugs, in all its forms. So it fair to assume that new members of the RN have also used/abused drugs. Just so long as people in the Forces are made aware of the policies through education and CDT visits, then the matter should not be as big an issue as some people think it is. The truth is, we lose a tiny percentage of personnel through positive CDT tests (significantly less than the Army), which can be easily absorbed by recruitment numbers. I believe this small figure is a direct result of the current education/testing policy endorsed by Fleet at the moment.
 
#20
Maxi_77 said:
thingy said:
Maxi_77 said:
Hey can't these chaps use the 'Attorney General' defence and claim it was just a technical breach and it is thus OK for them to keep their jobs.
:lol:


Sorry, but as they're NOT MPs they are NOT above the law! :roll: :evil:
Pat Scotland as a Baroness is not entitled to the 'I'm an MP' defence so perhaps she shouldn't be above the law.
Parliamentarians are held to different legal standards to the rest of us. :roll:

PS: I forgot to say earlier: Naughty sailors! They need a (gentle) slap on the wrist, bed without supper and a good telling off. :wink: :lol:
 
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