chapter  86
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Drug Screening

ByBasant K. Puri, Ian H. Treasaden

There are a variety of reasons why drug screening may be necessary in a forensic psychiatry context. For example, victims and potential suspects may need to be tested in cases of road traffic accidents (alcohol and other psychoactive substances), drug-facilitated sexual assault (so-called date rape), poisoning, fire setting, and (suspected) homicide. Forensic psychiatric patients who are permitted to go on leave may require routine screening upon return to the forensic unit.