Resultz Drug Testing FAQ's
Resultz Group are able to test for the common types of drugs including:
- Cannabis & Synthetic Cannabis
A stimulant drug that, when used correctly, is commonly prescribed for conditions such as attention deficit disorder, depression, obesity, allergies and narcolepsy.
The use of amphetamines may improve performance and cognitive function, but the drug may also be abused as an aphrodisiac or euphoriant. As recreational doses tend to be far greater than prescription doses, they are more likely to exceed cutoff limits.
A depressant, known as a sedative/anti-anxiety type drug. Prescribed benzodiazepines can treat epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal and panic attacks. They also cause muscle relaxation, and are used as an anaesthetic for when surgery is being performed. Since tolerance builds quickly and withdrawal symptoms may occur, these medications are usually prescribed sparingly and only for short periods of time.
This medication is also abused illegally by people wishing to experience the intoxicating feeling of the drug. Some Meth users have also been known to use benzodiazepines to soothe their “come down”.
Cannabis is a depressant and the most commonly used drug in New Zealand. It is derived from cannabis sativa plants. The psychoactive compound in cannabis is delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol commonly referred to as THC. Potency can vary according to how the plant was grown and which form was used.
Smoking cannabis provides a high that usually lasts from 6-8 hours. However, THC remains in fat cells for much longer periods of time.
This highly addictive stimulant drug is derived from the coca bush, which is a type of plant grown mainly in South American countries. Due to the fact that it must pass through borders to get to New Zealand, it is expensive. The effects are similar to those of methamphetamine, though the ‘high’ lasts a shorter amount of time
An illicit stimulant drug that is manufactured in clandestine laboratories using substances that are highly corrosive and dangerous. Its potency is greater than Amphetamine alone.
In short, opioids are depressants derived from the poppy flower, which are extremely addictive and easy to overdose on. Heroin is the main illicit drug derived from opiates. The list of other opiate drugs also includes opium, morphine, pethidine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, and buprenorphine.