Many people are able to enjoy drinking alcohol in moderation, but there can be some serious side effects when a person binge drinks or drinks heavily over a long period of time.
There are short and long-term effects of alcohol that can negatively impact your physical and mental health. The effects of alcohol can range from temporary memory loss to death; in 2015, there were 8,758 alcohol-related deaths in the UK. Alcohol is also known to... Read More
A recent research study by YouGov has revealed that almost 60% of adults in the UK are drinking alcohol in order to cope with the stress of every day life.
The main objectives of the research were to provide an overview of adults’ drinking behaviour in the UK, explore the motivations for drinking, and investigate drinking behaviour among different demographic groups.
The study investigated the regular drinking patterns of over 6,000 adults... Read More
What is hair alcohol testing?
A hair alcohol test is used to determine if a person has consumed alcohol over a certain period of time. The test works by examining the Etg (Ethyl Glucuronide) and FAEE (Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters) markers in your hair, and is one of the most arcuate and established methods for testing alcohol consumption.
EtG and FAEE are both direct markers of alcohol consumption, and are only produced when a person has... Read More
There are several reasons as to why a company may choose to implement a drug and alcohol testing policy for their employees. The misuse of drugs and alcohol can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform their standard day-to-day activities, leading to reduced productivity, as well as increasing the risk of accidents, putting themselves and others at risk.
Whilst the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive believe that there... Read More
The length of time drugs and alcohol can be detected in your system for depends on a range of factors, including the type of test used, how much has been consumed, the strength of the substance, and the frequency of use.
There are a range of samples that can be tested for drug and alcohol misuse, and each of these tests have a different detection period, showing from as a little as 24 hours to up to a year.
The most common types of tests... Read More