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

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

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)

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 hair strand drug testing become compulsory for professional sports teams?

The coroner of the inquest into the death of Surrey cricketer, Tom Maynard, has called for analysis of hair samples to be considered for future drug testing by all sports clubs. In June 2012, Tom Maynard, who was then 23, was electrocuted after stepping on a live track before being hit by a train, causing [...]

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Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Anti-Drugs Campaign: ‘Talk to Frank’

Ten years ago, Talk to Frank changed the world of anti-drugs campaigning from one that viewed drugs as the devil which we should all ‘Just Say No’ to, to one that encouraged drugs to be spoken about openly and light-heartedly. Talk to Frank is the longest running anti-drugs campaign the UK has ever had. It [...]

By | February 11th, 2013|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Anti-Drugs Campaign: ‘Talk to Frank’

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 [...]

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New Research into the Effects of Smoking on Women

A new study has shown that women who smoke are far more likely to die from tobacco related diseases in this day and age, than they were in the 1960s. The new study, which has looked at data from over two million women in the US, has found that tobacco related death rates in females [...]

By | January 24th, 2013|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on New Research into the Effects of Smoking on Women