Leading charity, Addiction Helper, has called on the government to reclassify Spice as a Class A drug.
The charity’s helpline has received a 25% increase in calls about Spice since the introduction of the Government ban in May 2016. Head of Addiction Helper, Daniel Gerrard, has said that the charity is receiving an average of 200 calls a month from people seeking help with Spice.
The Government ban on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)... Read More
The misuse of both legal and illegal drugs can cause varying risks to your health and the welfare and safety of others around you. Drug testing is used to detect the presence of drugs in a person’s sample, such as their hair, and can show a history of drug use over a period of time covering up to 12 months.
Types of drug tests:
Hair Drug Testing
Hair drug testing can show up to 1 year of drug use, depending on... Read More
Testing a person’s hair, blood, or fingernails for drug and alcohol consumption has been a common way to accurately establish substance abuse.
The results are able to be used in life changing scenarios, such as child custody cases, workplace screening, or reissuing a person’s driving license. Therefore, not only is it important for these tests to accurately show alcohol abuse, but it can be crucial for a person to be able to also prove their... Read More
Are New Psychoactive Substances dangerous?
New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), previously known as ‘legal highs’ can pose serious risks to the health of the user. They are easily accessible and often do not hold the same perceived threat to health as other drugs, however, the effects can be far stronger and more dangerous.
The number of New Psychoactive Substances available has increased rapidly, and between 2009-2010 and 2014-2015 there... Read More
What is a paternity test?
A paternity test is an accurate method to establish the biological father of a child. The procedure involves collecting a DNA sample from the child and the alleged father, in some cases a sample from the biological mother is also collected.
A standard paternity test is a simple procedure which requires a mouth swab used on the inside of the each person’s cheek.
What types of paternity tests are available?... Read More