The DRA adopts a full anti-doping regime with regard to the Sport of Darts. The anti-doping rules of the DRA are the UK Anti-Doping Rules published by the Drug-Free Sport Directorte of UK Sport (or its successor).
Players competing in events organised by associations affiliated to the DRA may be subject to random drugs tests at any time.
These independent tests would then be analysed following the standard procedures, and any failed test would then be subject to further investigation and, where appropriate, a UK Anti-Doping Disciplinary Hearing.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions
Players may be concerned that being prescribed medication for a medical condition it may affect their ability to participate in a darts event.
Many prescribed drugs will not prevent you from competing, but some may. The key point for players is to contact the DRA via the following email addresses at the earliest opportunity to check any prescribed medication:
They will be able provide assistance and support in players should deal with matters.
In urgent situations, players can also contact UK Anti-Doping directly via www.ukad.org.uk
Players are reminded that it is an individual's responsibility to ensure that they are safe to compete. The thrust of regulation and education is personal liability.
If a player is unsure about how a drug may affect their ability to compete fairly, they are advised seek advice before they start taking the relevant medication.
The DRA is available to help and to maximise the chances of players being able to compete in events, not the other way round.
To see a DRA Letter To Players (April 23 2015) please click the link below.