Each state in Australia has different tests and slightly different rules.
In NSW the roadside tests test specifically for Methamphetamine and not dexamphetamine. So people on ADHD meds commonly used in Australia have no problem.
Note that even if you have a script for your drug and it is not in the test, the police can still charge you for driving impaired by the drug. However, they have to make the case.
Don’t drive fucked up on meth. It only makes you feel like a test pilot. In reality you’re the wrong way, upside down, through a zebra crossing and 12 pre-schoolers and a nun.
In NSW if you have ever been a drug addict and known as such to a doctor, then he will have reported you to the Department of Health.Speaking of drug testing in general, I was recently diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. I was prescribed Risperidone and will be starting Ritalin soon. Risperidone had a calming effect but has a few side effects that will probably take another month to get used to. Not a pleasant drug to be honest, but better than Abilify.
The psych told me I needed a urine test before any authorisation for Ritalin would be forthcoming. What do these urine tests detect besides drugs of abuse?
Thereafter, if a psychiatrist wants to prescribe you stimulants then you need to do a urine test which tests for drugs of abuse (including benzos and other Rx drugs).
I think that is something you’d need to research. As for false positives, don’t worry about that until you get one.I see. Do these urine tests also detect specific antipsychotics? I hear that some antipsychotics can cause false positives which had me concerned since I'm on them. I am almost certain that any drug of abuse would be easily detected. But what about other non-abusable drugs?