All Moscow schoolchildren conceived are required to undergo drug testing

Drug testing is obligatory for all students of Moscow, said the chief psychiatrist-narcologist of the Ministry of health Yevgeny Bryun. About it reports TASS.

“The test runs, we observed significant reduction in the level of drug use. We believe that it should be everywhere, but until such practice exists only in Moscow. Moscow has sufficient financial capabilities to do so, to implement 100 percent testing,” said Brune, adding that such testing should be “a sort of examination”.

The psychiatrist said that in 2011, a positive result was 10-12% of the test, and today it’s dropped to 0.3 percent.

In 2013 in Russia the law on voluntary test students for drugs. For Teens 13-15 years need parental consent, and for 15-17-year — old- self written consent. Verification takes place in several stages: an anonymous questionnaire survey, commissioning tests and inspection at the doctor-psychiatrist. In case of detection of signs of substance use, the tests are sent to a specialized laboratory, and all data is entered into the patient file.