July 19, 2024

Welsh rehabilitation service opts for drug testing using fingerprint sweat

A leading rehab and recovery charity CAIS has announced that it is now using fingerprint-based drug testing from Intelligent Fingerprinting to support recovery at its Parkland Place clinic in North Wales. According to CAIS, testing with the Intelligent Fingerprinting portable drug test is quick, hygienic and dignified – making it an ideal point-of-care solution for use at its residential facilities.

CAIS is focused on helping people to recover from addiction and rebuild normal, productive lifestyles. The personal support charity has deployed fingerprint drug testing at its new Parkland Place luxury residential rehabilitation centre on the edge of Old Colwyn in North Wales. Regular drug testing is carried out to monitor clients’ progress towards recovery. In contrast with traditional testing procedures involving saliva or urine, fingerprint sample collection is more dignified, hygienic and quick. All Parkland Place clients need to do is provide fingerprint sweat samples onto the Intelligent Fingerprinting drug screening cartridge, which can be collected and analysed on-site during one of their regular meetings. Sample collection takes seconds, with drug screening results available in just ten minutes for discussion there and then with the client. CAIS expects to extend the technology to its secure detoxification service in Wrexham and residential drug detoxification and rehabilitation clinic near Chorley in Lancashire in the coming months.

Our highly qualified teams work closely with each guest to understand their individual needs and provide the strongest chance of recovery. While drug testing is an important part of our dedicated detox services, we’re always keen at CAIS to ensure a safe and empathetic environment. The Intelligent Fingerprinting test method ensures that we can screen our guests in a dignified and hygienic way,” commented CAIS Chief Executive, Clive Wolfendale. “CAIS facilities – such as our new Parkland Place luxury residential center – set the standard for the provision of best practice rehabilitation services, and we’re committed to supporting our detox and rehabilitation programmes with innovative solutions like the Intelligent Fingerprinting drug test which improve our service.”

In contrast with traditional drug testing procedures involving saliva or urine, fingerprint sample collection takes only a few seconds and proves more dignified and hygienic for both Parkland Place guests and staff. As well as significantly speeding up the process of testing for people in detox and rehab, fingerprint drug testing is also more convenient and cost-effective as there is no need for specialist collection or biohazardous waste disposal facilities.

With sample collection in seconds and results in 10 minutes, we’ve found that the Intelligent Fingerprinting drug test approach works particularly well as part of drug rehabilitation programmes, and we’re pleased that CAIS is now using our innovative test at Parkland Place,” added Intelligent Fingerprinting’s Dr Paul Yates. “Staff at CAIS find the Intelligent Fingerprinting drug testing method much easier to use than previous testing methods and because testing can be carried out on-site with results available quickly, fingerprint drug tests can support a much more transparent approach to treatment as they help measure a client’s progress towards recovery.”

Intelligent Fingerprinting recently extended its offering for drug rehabilitation programme operators with the introduction of a new test that screens for the opioid substitution drugs methadone and buprenorphine, as well as testing for benzodiazepines and opiates. This significantly enhances the range of Intelligent Fingerprinting testing products available to drug treatment service providers.


Fingerprint-based drug testing – how it works

Intelligent Fingerprinting’s drug testing solution features a small, tamper-evident drug screening cartridge onto which ten fingerprint sweat samples are collected, in a process which takes less than a minute. The Intelligent Fingerprinting portable analysis unit then reads the cartridge and provides a positive or negative result on-screen for all drugs in the test in ten minutes.

 An introductory video demonstrating fingerprint-based drug testing in action is available here.