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Pissing on Demand

Workplace Drug Testing and the Rise of the Detox Industry

Ken D. Tunnell

New York University Press 2004 208 s. ISBN 0814782817
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"Pissing on Demand presents a wide-ranging and thought-provoking discussion of the contemporary erosion of civil liberties. No one can read this fine book without being infuriated and alarmed, challenged and—ultimately—enlightened. A real contribution to democratic discourse."
—Philip Jenkins, author of Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet

Drug testing has become the norm in many workplaces. In order to get a job, potential employees are required to provide their urine for testing. Pissing on Demand examines this phenomenon along with the resulting rise of the anti-drug testing movement, or the "detox industry," that works to beat these tests. Strategies include over-the-counter products like "body flushers" that sound innocent but are really designed to mask the presence of illegal drugs to kits advertised in pro-drug publications like High Times that make no bones about their real purpose. The first exposé of the detox industry in all its manifestations, this book is required reading for anyone concerned with social control, privacy, and workers' rights.


Kenneth D. Tunnell teaches at Eastern Kentucky University. His previous books include Living Off Crime, Choosing Crime, and Political Crime in Contemporary America.