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 [...]

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Cuts in the Probation Service as the private sector bids for released offenders

The Government has proposed major changes to the way Probation Services are run in England and Wales. Under the proposed changes, low to medium risk offenders will be left under the supervision of private companies and charitable organisations, who successfully bid for probation contracts. Currently, the majority of released prisoners and people serving community sentences [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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‘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 [...]

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Drug Users Take a Trip Down Silk Road

An illegal website, ‘Silk Road’, is providing drug users with an alternative to the sordid, late night meetings on street corners that was traditionally the business of drug dealing. The website branded by The Daily Mail as ‘the eBay for drugs’ was set up in February of last year. It allows users to enjoy the [...]

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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 [...]

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Call for Legal High Ban

Government Drug advisers have called for a ban on the new legal high ‘Annihilation’, after the drug has left users unconscious and hospitalised. Prof Iversen, who is the chief drugs adviser, said the drug has caused users to become "severely agitated" and "over stimulated"; whilst Deputy Inspector Jim Bradley of the Glasgow Police force warns [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Call for Legal High Ban

Anglia DNA Sponsors Family Law Awards

Anglia DNA are proud to be principal sponsors of this year’s Family Law Awards, taking place on 10th October 2012 at the prestigious London Hilton hotel on Park Lane Mayfair. The event is organised by Jordans Publishing with the reception being hosted by District Judge Nicholas Crichton As a trusted provider of testing services to [...]

By | July 5th, 2012|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Anglia DNA Sponsors Family Law Awards

Claritest Launch

DRUGS: HAIR TODAY AND NOT GONE TOMORROW Anglia DNA launches new drug testing service Evidence of drugs usage captured in strands of hair is to be used as part of Claritest, a new drug and alcohol testing service being launched by Anglia DNA, based on the Norwich Research Park.  It is the only laboratory of [...]

By | June 15th, 2012|Drug Testing News|Comments Off on Claritest Launch