Zoom Testing is the favourite choice for drug testing kits for many residents in Bristol. Zoom Testing has been providing drug testing kits since 2007, not just for the residents of Bristol, but nationwide as well.
Drug usage is common in Bristol, as in many UK cities. As study in 2019 showed that Cocaine use in Bristol was higher than in many other cities in Europe, with some suggesting that supply of the drug was cheap and that Bristol could be the cocaine capital of Europe!
Bristol is the second highest drug dependent city in England, according to figures from Bristol’s council and health authorities. For example, there are nearly 5,000 active users of crack and heroin in the city.
The city also has nearly double the rate of drug-related deaths than the national average. The city recorded 41 drug-related deaths in 2019. A year later, in 2020, the figure was 38. That rate of 8.9 deaths per 100,000 people compares to a national average of five.
Going into 2022, COVID-19 has changed the way people use drugs in Bristol. More illicit substances being bought over social media or through the dark web.
Drug Tests Available in Bristol
Urine Drug Tests
Some prescription medications and illegal drugs can be detected in the urine using a urine drug screen test. Urine drug tests can usually pick up the 13 drugs that are most commonly abused today in Bristol and the United Kingdom.
Single drug tests are made to screen and detect only one kind of drug, like Cannabis, Cocaine or Ecstasy. Multi drug tests are made to detect multiple illegal drugs simultaneously, usually in the range of 5 to 18 drugs. The most popular kind of drug test kits used by the drug clinics in Bristol is the Multi Panel Drug Tests because they can conveniently test and detect many drugs at the same time.
The single urine test kit is made up of a sample dropper and a cassette. A small urine sample is gathered and three urine drops are inserted into the cassette’s well. The results are available in only 5 minutes and they are very accurate. With multi drug test kits, they are usually of the “dip and read” kind – the actual drug test is placed in the sample of urine and again the results are available in just minutes.
Saliva Drug Tests
Saliva drug tests use your saliva to detect small traces of drugs. These kinds of drugs tests are sometimes called drug swab test. The results for saliva drug test kits are available in only minutes and they are simple to use. Saliva drug test kits are usually preferred to urine drug tests kits because they are not as intrusive, but they are usually more costly and the time span for detecting drugs isn’t as long as the urine drug tests kits.
Cocaine Surface Wipes
Cocaine use has been a problem in Bristol for a long time. As far back as 2008, Cocaine Wipes were used to identify the use of cocaine in bars at Bristol University. Certainly proof of drug use is easy to find in many public places. Cocaine surface wipes are most often used in bars and pubs in the city.
Drug Testing Kits in Bristol
Zoom Testing is able to provide drug testing kits to Bristol as well as to other parts of the country. Orders are usually shipped the same day and if you live in Bristol, you can expect your package the next day. We ship all of our orders via first class mail.
Drug Support Groups in Bristol
Battle Against Tranquillisers (BAT)
Coniston Community Centre
Tel: 0117 9690303
Battle Against Tranquillisers offers a range of support and educational services. These are available to users of tranquillisers and sleeping pills and to health professionals, voluntary organisations and all those who have an interest in the subject.
Bristol Drugs Project
11 Brunswick Square
Tel: 0117 987 6000
Bristol Drugs Project works with individuals to change their behaviour and attitude toward drugs, with the aim of reducing alcohol and drug-related harm. The group offers a free and confidential service.
Bristol Tranquilliser Project
Suite 5A Westbury Court
Tel: 0117 9500058
Started in 1985 The Bristol & District Tranquilliser Project (BTP) is a volunteer charity that aims to help people who are experiencing involuntary addiction to sleeping pills, prescribed tranquillisers, and antidepressants.
@symes Community Building
Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe
Tel: 0117 964 2859
Hawkspring offers a unique ‘whole family’ approach to drug and alcohol support services. This enables all members of the same family to seek treatment from one single source.
165 Greystoke Avenue
Call: 0117 9506 022
Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.
Zoom Testing is a leading UK drug testing company and a supplier of Drug Test Kits.
This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated regularly since.