Drug abuse saliva test is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative, presumptive detection of drugs of abuse in human oral fluid specimens. Following drug substances are detected: Amphetamine (AMP), Cocaine (COC), Methamphetamine (MET), Ecstasy (MDMA), Opiates (OPI), Marijuana and Hashish (THC), Barbiturates (BAR), Benzodiazepines (BZO), Phencyclidine (PCP), Methadone (MTD).
This product is CE marked and intended only for the use of health care professionals. The test is not intended for use by laypersons and the performance and safety of the test have not been assessed in home use.
Drug abuse, also known as a substance or chemical abuse, is a chronic brain disease, an unhealthy necessity in taking of psychoactive substances. Drug substances are substances or drugs having specific influence on the central nervous system (stimulating, euphoria, changing the perception of the surrounding world).
The problem of drug abuse exists for a long time and it is quite hard to fight it.
Drug abuse and addiction have several biological, psychological, and social risk factors that increase an individual’s probability of developing a chemical abuse disorder. Among these factors experts usually single out the following factors:
- family surrounding that influence the early development of a child;
- disorderly home environment;
- genetic inheritance;
- lack of breeding and parents’ attention;
- lack of social coping skills.
Abuse of drugs may plays significant role in most social problems, such as violence, stress, drugged driving and child abuse. It can lead to conviction of crime, loss of job and home.
Drug abuse is serious but still treatable medical problem. Proper treatment reduces the effect of drugs onto the brain and body and help people improve their functioning and physical health.
Nowadays many ways to treat substance abuse exist. Depending on the drug used the treatment may comprise medication, behavioural treatments and a combination of both. A substance abuse counsellor will determine the proper course of medical treatment for a patient.