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Father of Amy Winehouse Launches Drug and Alcohol Awareness Programme

Mitch Winehouse, father of renowned singer Amy Winehouse, who tragically died from alcohol poisoning in 2011, has voiced his concerns that young people are given insufficient education on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Mr Winehouse stated that the current education system ‘misunderstands the reasons people turn to drink and drugs in the first [...]

By | March 18th, 2013|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Father of Amy Winehouse Launches Drug and Alcohol Awareness Programme

Should Drug Testing in Schools Come to the UK?

Controversial anti-drugs policies have begun to emerge in America’s schools. Rockhurst High School in Kansas, Missouri plan to use hair drug testing to discover if their students are using banned substances such as cocaine, PCP and marijuana. This was prompted by a recent survey on drug perception conducted by the school, in which many of [...]

By | February 1st, 2013|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Should Drug Testing in Schools Come to the UK?

Alcohol and Sleep: The Facts

Who do I feel so tired the morning after the night before?  A nightcap before bedtime may send you off to sleep faster, but very few people realise that it can disrupt your night’s sleep. "A lot of people don't make the connection between feeling tired and drinking too much," says Jessica Alexander from the [...]

By | January 23rd, 2013|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Alcohol and Sleep: The Facts

Minimum Alcohol Pricing: The Benefits

Ministers are proposing a minimum price of 45p a unit for the sale of alcohol in England and Wales, as part of a plan to deter alcohol abuse. The Home Office has launched a 10-week consultation on the plan, arguing it will help reduce the levels of ill-health and crime related to alcohol. The BBC's [...]

By | December 28th, 2012|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Minimum Alcohol Pricing: The Benefits

Do Not Drink or Drug Drive this Christmas

Driving is a very demanding activity that requires a serious sense of responsibility and high concentration levels. A driver’s attitude on the road determines his and other drivers’ safety. Unfortunately, not all drivers maintain a responsible attitude, especially during the festive period; this has resulted in alcohol and drugs being the most common causes of [...]

By | December 11th, 2012|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Do Not Drink or Drug Drive this Christmas

‘Binge-drinking gene’: The cause of problem drinking?

Scientists believe that studying our genetic makeup could help solve the nation’s problem of alcohol abuse. Those that possess a gene, known as RASGRF-2, are believed to be more susceptible to binge-drinking, due to it boosting levels of a happy brain chemical when alcohol is consumed. Researchers say that this knowledge will potentially be used [...]

By | December 5th, 2012|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on ‘Binge-drinking gene’: The cause of problem drinking?

Rise in Club Drug Users

Often perceived as harmless fun, the use of “club drugs” such as “E”, “Special K” and “Meow Meow” are on the rise, and so are the health problems that follow. Overall drug use has declined in England over the past 6 years; however, a soaring 6,486 people were treated for regular club drug substances, compared [...]

By | November 15th, 2012|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Rise in Club Drug Users

11th Annual National Pro Bono Week

It’s the 11th annual National Pro Bono Week, sponsored by the Bar Council, the Law Society, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and the College of Law; the time of the year where lawyers are applauded for their incredible voluntary work. Each day lawyers all over the world bring justice to those who could not [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|Family Law|Comments Off on 11th Annual National Pro Bono Week