According to Cancer Research UK alcohol increases the risk of 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth, and bowel cancers. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will get cancer, however, research has shown that certain types of cancer are more commonly found in people who drink more alcohol than others. Alcohol causes 4% of all cancers in the UK – approximately 12,800 cases per year.
Types of Alcohol
All types of alcohol can increase the risk... Read More
Alcohol is one of the highest contributing factors to domestic violence, abuse, health issues and the breakdown within families and issues in workplace situations. Testing for alcohol provides a scientifically proven method to monitor an individual's alcohol use over a period of time.
An alcohol test may be required for a variety of reasons, such as:
Part of a workplace testing programme
People who are on... Read More
The NSPCC released figures on Monday, 11th February that show the extent of children’s exposure to alcohol and drug abuse in the UK. The figures show that there have been over 25,000 calls made to their helpline reporting drug and alcohol abuse near children over the past 3 years.
On average, the NSPCC are receiving one call per hour concerning drugs and alcohol. Many of these calls have been so serious that they have made more than 20,000... Read More
The majority of blood alcohol testing conducted is based on indirect markers, and these tests look at how the body and its organs are functioning. They check to see if they are functioning within normal ranges or outside the normal range.
The indirect markers that are used for testing are often highly influenced by someone who has been drinking alcohol, however they can be affect by other factors, such as medication, health issues, and... Read More
New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) contain substances that produce similar effects to drugs like cocaine, cannabis, and ecstasy. They are commonly referred to as ‘legal highs’, which gives a false impression about how dangerous they can be. Since the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act, these so-called ‘legal highs’ are now illegal to produce, supply, import and export.
How are they sold?
They are sold in a variety of... Read More