Is There Really Such a Thing as Safe Drug Use??
By Allie Jensen, Communications —
In Glasgow, a federal prison has a new trend circling the cells: synthetic drug use. Investigators and researchers in Scotland are determining if there is a safe way for inmates to use drugs and what results come from that.
Is there a safe option for drug use? The conclusion from this study is no; there is no outcome that results in a way in which inmates are kept safe from the harmful effects of drugs. But the problem that seems to be facing this jail is how to keep the cells clean of all types of substance abuse.
There’s a new lie-detection technology that can help us understand more about where these drugs are coming from and if inmates have used these drugs. It’s called EyeDetect. EyeDetect can be used as a urinalysis (UA) replacement and decrease the time it takes to verify the truth. For UA to be effective, inmates must be tested in a timely manner after they’ve consumed drugs. If not, then the drugs can be long out of their system. And depending on the drug, it may never be reported in the UA.
With EyeDetect, we gain a longer window of time and the ability to test for any type of illegal drugs. This prison suffers from knowing who gets the drugs, who has taken the drugs, and how to better prevent the violence that stems from illegal drug use. EyeDetect doesn’t report false positives — such as those from urine samples. By measuring how involuntary eye behavior is affected by one’s cognitive load, it can reveal lies from the eyes with an 86-90 percent accuracy. EyeDetect can help prevent further drug use from occurring because it more effectively exposes deception.
Photo by / Pawel Czerwinski