Army sacks 1100 over Class A drug abu

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    Scottish Daily Herald

    The Herald have had some interesting manning stories recently. I wonder if this is because they are based in Glasgow :roll:
  2. When did we start doing 'random blood tests'?
  3. Who cares, banged to rights off you go, thanks for coming!
  4. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    There seems to have been a large increase in class A substance abuse. Perhaps a few weeks in the cells at unit level, as an example of the consequences, before discharge might cause some of these youngsters to rethink their lifestyle choices?
  5. I was reading about this yesterday on the Defence Intranet's 'Daily News Cutting' service. There was an article in the Daily Mirror on this too HERE.

    Whilst the use of heroin and ecstasy have dropped, the use of cocaine has risen. I can't understand the mentality of personnel taking it. You'll get caught for goodness sake.

    Or is this simply used as an exit stratergy?
  6. A random drug test on members of the house of commons's or windsor would be interesting. :roll:
  7. That is an incredible figure but if the Written Reply quoted in the Mirror confirms 769 in 2006 it would seem to be about right. Think about it these are only the ones who are being caught!

    Either CDT has become very, very good or the Army has gone totally to the dogs, it is over 10% of the trained strength af the Army FFS! It would be interesting to see the break down by capbadge, I can think of one or two units where users are likely to out-number non users, now that is a frightening thought.
  8. The increase in the use of Cocaine is easily explained. Its Cheap. Certainly in the UK it is cheaper to do some beak than it is to have a stonking night on the piss.

    No Hangover afterwards either - just the rampant paranoia.

    Oh and the fact that Squaddies will gamble on it being out of their system by the time Montag Morgen rolls around.

    1100 People lost that gamble last year people. The Drugs don't work.
  9. A lot of people are under the impression that cocaine is un-detectable after 3 or 4 days. I have no idea if it is true, perhaps not. If thats the case it could explain why they get caught.
  10. But what's the underlying reason for drug use? OPerational tours being back to back? Boredom? Peer pressure?
  11. Because it is fun and feels good?
  12. I think an immediate discharge for Class A drug taking is a mistake. Something like a long spell in Jail followed by discharge would discourage those who see it as an alternative to signing off.

    The current system actually encourages drug use amongst those who wish to leave in a hurry.

    Those who take drugs are betraying their comrades in the worst possible way.
  13. IS Ski Geek

    IS Ski Geek War Hero Moderator

    Quickest way out of not having to go on tour again or even quickest way out of this broken army.
  14. One hopes not.
  15. Whoops, seeing into the future again