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Increase in Alcohol Consumption During Covid-19

Increase in Alcohol Consumption During Covid-19

The UK has seen an increase in alcohol consumption during COVID-19, the biggest increase was during the summer furlough period. However, we are now in lockdown 3.0 & chances are, for some, drinking will now be at problem levels. Many people use alcohol to deal with stressful events, such as losing a job or bereavement. Events like this can...

The Dangers of Driving Under the Influence

The Dangers of Driving Under the Influence

With the festive season upon us, it's time to educate people about the dangers of driving under the influence. The Police will be targeting offenders who pose a risk to themselves and other road users. So you may consider rolling out the same message for your Employees.

Alcohol awareness, am I dependent?

Alcohol awareness, am I dependent?

I think you will agree, the UK has seen an increase in alcohol consumption during COVID-19, especially as a result of  furlough in the summer. Many people use alcohol to deal with stressful events, such as losing a job or bereavement, events like this can trigger heavy drinking,which can ...

The Strength of Cannabis has Increased

The Strength of Cannabis has Increased

As the strength of cannabis has increased, so too has the number of people entering treatment for cannabis use problems. More Europeans are now entering drug treatment because of cannabis than heroin or cocaine. In herbal cannabis, THC concentrations increased 14% between 1970- ...

Cocaine and Alcohol Combined

Cocaine and Alcohol Combined

The UK has always had a serious alcohol problem, what hapens when cocaine and alcohol are combined? Binge drinking culture is rampant to this day, with UK citizens being drunk more often than any other country. As most know, the party context within which cocaine is often used ...

What is the level of drug use in the UK really like?

What is the level of drug use in the UK really like?

We often get asked “what is the level of drug use in the UK really like?”. It has been shown that workplace drinkers are more likely to be men than women, managers rather than their staff and single as apposed to being ...

Dangerous driving link to heavy drug users

Dangerous driving link to heavy drug users

Running red lights, driving at high speeds, crossing center lines into the other lanes, getting into accidents and even hitting pedestrians. A new study found these were some of the dangerous driving behaviors of regular, heavy users (4 or 5 times per week) of recreational weed ...

Nitrous oxide slows down your brain

Nitrous oxide slows down your brain

“This is what 150kg of Nitrous Oxide waste gas canisters looks like - all picked up from 500m of Brighton beach one Sunday morning last summer (& there was another few tonnes of other litter too) & 4.5kgs of waste single-use plastic balloons.” Nitrox oxide cannisters sold for use in ...

185 drivers failed roadside drug tests

185 drivers failed roadside drug tests

Police Scotland say 185 drivers failed roadside drug tests during their festive campaign. For the 1st time officers were able to test for drugs at the roadside. Drug tests for cannabis & cocaine resulted in 185 positive results from 480 drivers stopped. Almost 600 motorists breathalysed ...

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week

Charity Alcohol Change UK have announced Alcohol Awareness Week (AAW) 2019 will take place from 11-17 November. Are you / your workplace doing anything to support and promote Alcohol Awareness Week?

Drug Deaths Have Risen Sharply In England And Wales

Drug Deaths Have Risen Sharply In England And Wales

Official figures show that drug deaths have risen sharply in England and Wales, reaching record numbers last year. A total of 4,359 people died due to drug poisoning last year, this includes accidental overdoses and ...

Random Drug Testing For Love Island Contestants

Random Drug Testing For Love Island Contestants

So drug testing has hit the news again – this time it is random testing on contestants for the hit ITV show – Love Island. It has been widely reported that many of the 2019 Love Island contestants have now been ‘axed ...