DRUG DRIVING – NEW LAWS

DON’T  DRINK, DO DRUGS and then DRIVE.  Today March 2nd 2015 throughout England and Wales sees the launch of the long awaited new regulations, putting a stop to people driving whilst under the influence of drugs. For the first time, Police forces will be able to stop your vehicle and test you for drugs.   They [...]

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Roadside Drug Testing 2015

Drivers in England and Wales will be subject to roadside drug tests from 2015, as the Government looks to tackle drivers who get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs. Drug driving tests will come into full use in March 2015, with traffic officers equipped with testing kits able to determine the levels [...]

By | January 6th, 2015|Drug Testing News, Family Law, News|Comments Off on Roadside Drug Testing 2015

Employers Need for Drug & Alcohol Policy in the Workplace

25 % of UK employees admit working under the influence!   A recent survey revealed that one-in-four UK workers have admitted to working whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol. ELAS, commissioned One Poll to conduct a national survey of 1,500 workers to determine what causes absence from work. ELAS’ findings are sure to [...]

By | January 5th, 2015|Drug Testing News, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employers Need for Drug & Alcohol Policy in the Workplace

Workplace Drug Testing is on the Rise

Workplace Drug Testing is on the Rise 2014 has seen significant increases in Workplace Drug Testing according to recent results by the BBC.*  The results shown, illustrate a growth of more than 40% in annual drug testing over the last 3 years for those dealing within the Workplace Drug Testing Services. Lianne Gray, LGC Group’s [...]

By | October 7th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Workplace Drug Testing is on the Rise

Children’s Cancer

September Cancer in Children Blog

By | September 5th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Children’s Cancer

Government unveils new drug-driving proposals

The government is set to propose a new, "zero-tolerance" approach to drug drivers. The government has issued plans to make it easier to prosecute people who drive under the influence of illegal drugs in England and Wales. Ministers said the legislation would clarify drug limits, making it easier to prove whether a driver’s senses were [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|Drug Testing News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Government unveils new drug-driving proposals

UK runs largest legal high market in EU

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports that the UK has the largest market for "legal highs" within the European Union. The 2013 World Drug Report found a total of 670,000 Britons aged 15 and 24 have experimented with new psychoactive substances (NPS) at least once. The results also suggest that UK [...]

By | June 28th, 2013|News|Comments Off on UK runs largest legal high market in EU

Mixed messages on the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy

Experts warn that confusing messages about drinking alcohol during pregnancy is making it difficult for the NHS to tackle substance misuse. Public Health Wales said drinking too much while expecting a baby can cause foetal alcohol syndrome, which can leave children with impaired IQ and low birth weight, leading to severe learning difficulties and addiction [...]

By | June 19th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Mixed messages on the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy

Government enforces year-long ban on ‘legal highs’: NBOMe and Benzo Fury

The government has announced a 12 month ban on two "legal high" chemical compounds marketed as NBOMe and Benzo Fury - while drugs experts assess their impact. NBOMe, described as a psychedelic “research chemical”, creates a high similar to that produced by LSD (acid). Benzo Fury mimics the effects of stimulant amphetamines such as speed, [...]

By | June 5th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Government enforces year-long ban on ‘legal highs’: NBOMe and Benzo Fury

Reflecting on the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)

The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) was set up in 2008 as a programme for parents with drug and alcohol problems. The aim of the FDAC is to improve family life for children, through finding ways in which they can remain in, or return to, their parents' care. However if parents are unable to control their [...]

By | April 15th, 2013|Drug Testing News, Family Law|Comments Off on Reflecting on the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)