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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.

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 blood testing and urine testing, offering fast results with a simple mouth swab.

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. It was answered by 16,017 students across 14 different universities including Bristol, Sheffield, Exeter...

Drug Test Adulteration Now Illegal

Drug Test Adulteration Now Illegal

It’s now illegal to try to pass a drug test by sample adulteration... 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 “how to pass your drug test”. We cover it in our training programs and we...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...