Drug Testing is a Violation of Civil Liberties

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects its citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. By protecting us from search without probable cause, it clearly invokes a right of privacy.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The Amendment provides several clear examples of privacy, then for good measure they throw in the general term "effects" for good measure. Certainly the Founding Fathers intended to include all areas of personal privacy. This should include drug testing. If they were around today, they would want to include bodily fluids as one of the areas that should be protected from unreasonable search. We should not have to submit to urine drug testing, swab drug testing, saliva drug testing, blood drug testing, or hair drug testing.

Unfortunately, the ultra-conservatives that have controlled the Supreme Court in recent decades have done a poor job of protecting our civil liberties in the area. They have allowed drug testing of all kinds to become prevalent. For example, over half of Fortune 500 companies do pre-employment drug tests, and it has become common for small and medium-sized companies to conduct drug testing as well; forcing you to surrender your bodily fluid for a drug test without probable cause. Random drug testing without cause in any industry, job, or situation is a violation of our privacy.

The issue is not only one of privacy, but drug testing can also be unreliable and inaccurate. Besides unreliable drug tests, proper testing and handling procedures are frequently not followed, causing false results. People have lost jobs, benefits, pensions, and have even been imprisoned due to faulty and inaccurate drug testing.

We should all re-assert our right to privacy in terms of the unreasonable search involved with drug testing. One way to protect ourselves is to avoid detection and beat a drug test. There are ways to pass a drug test. There are accounts of people taking dozens, even hundreds of urine drug tests and avoiding a positive result each time while using illicit drugs. You can employ the same techniques and be able to regularly pass drug tests as well. In these pages we will cover the drug testing process, and the types of drug tests commonly administered, including breathalyzers. It is important to be familiar with the types of drug tests in order to employ the proper evasion techniques and beat a drug test. Use of drug sniffing dogs is also discussed, since it relates to the topic of unreasonable search and seizure.

These pages also discuss how a healthy everyday lifestyle can improve your odds of passing a urine drug test (the most common drug test administered), plus specific techniques you can use just prior to the drug test in order to pass. Also included is information on various categories of drugs and the length of time a drug test can detect them in your system. The methods you use to detox and cleanse the body of drugs for each category to beat a drug test are also covered, as well as additives that conceal or mask drug use, including substituting a clean urine sample for your own. The final sections deal with legal considerations regarding drug testing. Since laws vary from state to state and situation to situation, contact an attorney if you have specific legal questions about drug testing.