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
Posted on 17th January 2017 by DNA Legal
Over the past 5 years the use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs’, has become a growing problem in UK prisons.
Research has found that the synthetic cannabinoid ‘Spice’ was seized 737 times in prisons in 2014, a significant jump from just 15 in 2010. The growth in use of these substances is believed to have caused an increase in violent behaviour, suicides, and reoffending. These substances are thought to be... Read More
Posted on 10th January 2017 by DNA Legal
According to the DVLA, over 8,000 drivers have been caught driving whilst over the limit on two occasions in the space of 5 years (2011 – 2015).
Between 2011 and 2015 over 200,000 people were given DR10 endorsements on their license for driving or attempting to drive whilst over the legal alcohol limit. Over 400 drivers were banned for drink-driving three times during this period, and two drivers were prosecuted 6 times.
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Posted on 9th January 2017 by DNA Legal
Using head hair to test for alcohol abuse is one of the most accurate and established methods available. However, we advise that hair testing should never be used in isolation and should be combined with other testing methods, such as blood testing. When there is a combination of testing methods, the results will be even more accurate.
There are multiple types of testing that can be conducted on hair samples that will determine the levels of... Read More