How to Test for Cocaine in the Workplace

How to Test for Cocaine in the Workplace

Cocaine is the second most commonly used drug in England and Wales among 16-59 year olds according to the Office for National Statistics. Because of this, if substance misuse is causing a suspected issue for your workforce-...

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Types of Workplace Drug Testing for UK Businesses

Types of Workplace Drug Testing for UK Businesses

The misuse of drugs, particularly by workers involved in safety-sensitive jobs, could have devastating effects on the people and businesses around them. As a result, companies have developed drug testing procedures to ensure the safety of employees and the people they...

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Cocaine Abuse in the UK & Europe

Cocaine Abuse in the UK & Europe

Widespread availability and low price points have resulted in cocaine usage increasing in Europe over the last decade. So much so that a record-breaking 213 tonnes were seized by EU State Members in 2020 alone. The growing prevalence of the drug in the UK means that 1...

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Synthetic Cannabinoids – A Growing Risk

Synthetic Cannabinoids – A Growing Risk

Dwindling support services and declines in drug treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a proliferation in Synthetic Cannabinoid usage across Europe, causing 224 new forms to be detected on the continent since 2008 and 15 for the first time in 2021. Whilst...

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Lateral Flow Covid Tests Run Out? Restock with ITS

Lateral Flow Covid Tests Run Out? Restock with ITS

With COVID infection levels now higher than at the peak of the alpha variant wave in January 2021, and COVID-related workplace absences rising sharply since June, now is an important time to increase diligence when it comes to testing. There is a duty of care from...

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Saliva Drug Tests: How Do They Work?

Saliva Drug Tests: How Do They Work?

Saliva drug tests, or Oral fluid drug tests, are a drug testing method that identify the presence of substances of abuse in the fluid found in the mouth. This method of drug and alcohol testing is popular for workplace testing as it is efficient and less invasive than...

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What Drugs Are Students Taking During the Pandemic?

What Drugs Are Students Taking During the Pandemic?

What drugs are students taking, national lockdowns are not holding students back from using drugs according to The Tab's 2020 Drugs Survey. 16,017 students answered answered it, across 14 different universities including Bristol, Sheffield, Exeter, Birmingham and...

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Drug Test Adulteration Laws

Drug Test Adulteration Laws

It’s now illegal to try to pass a drug test by sample adulteration in the state of Iowa (USA). We often see and detect / help our customers detect employees trying to tamper with their urine samples to pass a drug test. Indeed there is a whole industry dedicated to...

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How Bad Is Our Pandemic Drinking

How Bad Is Our Pandemic Drinking

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 and chances are, for some, drinking will now be at problem levels. Many people use alcohol to deal with...

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Drug Driving and Drink Driving: What Are the Dangers?

Drug Driving and Drink Driving: What Are the Dangers?

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...

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Alcohol Dependency Advice

Alcohol Dependency Advice

Alcohol awareness I think you will agree, the UK has seen an increase in alcohol consumption during COVID-19. The bigest increase was during the 1st furlough period in the summer. Many people use alcohol to deal with stressful events, such as losing a job or...

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The Increasing Strength of Cannabis: THC Levels

The Increasing Strength of Cannabis: THC Levels

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%...

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