Posts by David Nicholson

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What is the Influence of War on the Global Drug Market?

Drug Testing

Since the start of the century society has experienced a clear relationship between the amount, type and use of illegal drugs and the many wars across the world. One such example of the effect was the global shortage in heroin peaking during the Afghanistan war in 2005.  Whist it may appear... Read More

28th January 2016
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Expert Evidence Pilot affects the welfare of childrens' lives

How the impact of the Expert Evidence Pilot has affected the welfare of children's lives Judges and courts across the country have been faced with the inability to order expert evidence in private family law cases including DNA, Drug & Alcohol Testing. Concerns have arisen about court... Read More

16th February 2015

Hair Alcohol Testing - The 2014 Consensus

Articles References Training Material Alcohol Testing Hair, Drug and Alcohol Industry Updates

On 13 June 2014, at a meeting in Bordeaux, France, the Society of Hair Testing passed a new consensus on the use of hair testing as a method of determining levels of alcohol consumption. The consensus is based on tests that took place from December 2013 to January 2014, with the participation of 31... Read More

30th November 2014
Nail Testing - A New Alternative to Hair Testing

Nail Testing - A New Alternative to Hair Testing

Articles References Training Material Alcohol Testing Drug Testing Industry Updates

Determining drug and/or alcohol abuse is usually done through hair testing, but many circumstances render this approach impossible: baldness, religious grounds, or reluctant participants are all potential issues. Sometimes, collection agents even arrive only to find the person under suspicion... Read More

30th November 2014
Excessive Alcohol Abuse: From Legal Testing Perspective

Excessive Alcohol Abuse: From Legal Testing Perspective

Articles Must Reads Alcohol Testing Hair, Drug and Alcohol Testing Pitfalls

Alcoholism is often cited in family law cases, particularly those surrounding child neglect or domestic abuse. It’s an issue that carries huge implications for all parties concerned, so it’s vitally important to seek thorough and accurate testing when investigating claims. Governments used to... Read More

1st September 2014

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