Posted on 11th May 2017 by DNA Legal
Young people aged 16-24 are less likely to drink alcohol than any other age group, according to the figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week.
Less than half of young people aged 16-24 drank alcohol in the week previous to the survey, and 27% stated that they do not drink alcohol at all.
Despite young people being less likely to drink alcohol, they are the most likely age group to binge drink. They are also more... Read More
Posted on 29th April 2017 by DNA Legal
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
Posted on 19th April 2017 by DNA Legal
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
Posted on 12th April 2017 by DNA Legal
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
Posted on 29th March 2017 by DNA Legal
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