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Alcohol and the Risk of Cancer

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... Read More

7th March 2017
 Alcohol Testing: What you need to know

Alcohol Testing: What you need to know

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... Read More

23rd February 2017
25K Calls Reporting Drug & Alcohol Abuse Around Children

25K Calls Reporting Drug & Alcohol Abuse Around Children

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,... Read More

14th February 2017
Indirect Markers of Alcohol Consumption: LFT, CDT, and MCV

Indirect Markers of Alcohol Consumption: LFT, CDT, and MCV

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... Read More

1st February 2017
What are New Psychoactive Substances and ‘legal highs’?

What are New Psychoactive Substances and ‘legal highs’?

Drug Testing

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... Read More

24th January 2017

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