Posted on 23rd February 2017 by DNA Legal
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
Posted on 14th February 2017 by DNA Legal
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
Posted on 1st February 2017 by DNA Legal
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
Posted on 24th January 2017 by DNA Legal
Posted under: 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 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
Posted on 18th January 2017 by DNA Legal
What is Dry January?
Dry January is a campaign by Alcohol Concern that challenges people to give up drinking alcohol throughout January. The campaign has grown in popularity since it first began in 2012, and was given a boost in 2015 when Public Health England got involved. Alcohol Concern say that taking part in the campaign is ‘a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious £££’. Many people taking part in Dry... Read More