While looking at the new MATT system Iâve noticed that in MATT 6 there is a small section on drug abuse and CDTs, which got me thinkingâ¦ we donât have CDTs in the TA, or at least not that Iâve noticed. I would have thought that CDTs would be more important to conduct in the TA than the regs due to us being some strange civvie-soldier half cast and more exposed to the corrupting elements of civvy street than our regular counterparts. The signs of drug abuse (personality change, weight loss, lack of energy) would be harder to spot in a STAB due to us only seeing each other for 2hrs during the week and some weekends, making CDTs an important tool for detecting problems. So why is it that the regular army has random drug testing from time to time and we donât? I understand that random testing would be very hard to pull off; you canât order a STAB to come in on a set date for a piss test because if he does have something to hide then heâd either just not turn up or stop using a few days before hand to insure there was nothing in his system on the day of the test. You cant start springing random tests on drill nights because word would quickly get round to those who werenât there. Before anyone says anything, Iâm not asking because I know any smack heads â but if the regs have a policy of looking for substance abusers (and occasionally finds them) why donât we have a similar policy (it stands to reason that if we looked, weâd probably find something).