Pissing on Demand: Workplace Drug Testing and the Rise of the Detox Industry

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NYU Press, Mar 1, 2004 - Social Science - 179 pages
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Drug testing has become the norm in many workplaces. In order to get a job, potential employees are required to provide their urine for testing. Pissing on Demand examines this phenomenon along with the resulting rise of the anti-drug testing movement, or the "detox industry," that works to beat these tests. Strategies include over-the-counter products like "body flushers" that sound innocent but are really designed to mask the presence of illegal drugs to kits advertised in pro-drug publications like High Times that make no bones about their real purpose. The first exposť of the detox industry in all its manifestations, this book is required reading for anyone concerned with social control, privacy, and workers' rights.

 

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Contents

The Emergence of Drug Testing
1
The DrugTesting Industry
21
The Detox Industry
56
Drug Testing as Social Monitoring and Control
98
The Politics of Resistance
115
Appendix
156

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Kenneth D. Tunnell teaches at Eastern Kentucky University. His previous books include Living Off Crime, Choosing Crime, and Political Crime in Contemporary America.

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