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Workplace drug testing: avoiding the testing addiction

Leanne Jardine‐Tweedie (NB Prescription Drug Program, Department of Health & Community Services, Fredericton, Canada)
Phillip C. Wright (National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 December 1998


This paper discusses the use of drugs in the workplace with particular enphasis on the practice of drug testing, outlining arguments, both for and against. We conclude that drug testing tends to destroy the employee‐employer relationship, recommending strongly not to engage in the practice. Finally, alternatives to drug testing are outlined, culminating in a call to place greater emphasis on performance testing.



Jardine‐Tweedie, L. and Wright, P.C. (1998), "Workplace drug testing: avoiding the testing addiction", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 13 No. 8, pp. 534-543.




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