Originally Posted by doczoidberg
The biggest problem with these "drug tests" is that they only test for the least harmful of drugs, I can fail for drinking, eating a damn poppyseed muffin, yet people on PCP, Heroin, mushrooms, and crack cocaine will pass, so get off your ******* high horse and get a clue.
I dont see any logic in your statement.
The most available drug to cruise ship crew is alcohol, its readily available in port and its readily available and super cheap in the crew bar.
Cannabis is probably second to alcohol but its not made "readily available" like alcohol. Crew will have to try and get it in port and then bring it on board and smoke it on board, other wise they will smoke it in port. Either way its usage will not be as high as alcohol.
Other drugs will be available and there are also things like opiate based pain meds that can be abused and are readily available in ports like Cozumel, but useage and demand among crew will be on a much smaller scale.
The average crew member drinks A LOT, every day or twice a day if they go out in port. Some crew members may try and smoke some cannabis but its use amongst crew wont come anywhere near as close to alcohol.
The highest risk factor onboard by far is intoxication by alcohol, therefore the most logical test to do onboard is random alcohol tests, which is what they do.
The percentage of crew using PCP or mushrooms by comparison is going to be none to tiny. Why would you waste time testing for these, when you could be spending time focusing on the statistically highest risk factor??
The number of crew who go back to their cabins drunk at night is far far higher than intoxication from any other drugs.