For Lloyd’s of London employees and pass-holders, the time is up for drinking alcohol during office hours. The 331-year-old institution in London’s financial district is widely regarded as the last bastion of this boozy culture. Besides Lloyd’s 800+ direct employees, Lloyd’s is where insurers and brokers meet to do business. In fact, the organisation says … Read moreAlcohol and Drug Testing in the Professional Workplace
Teenagers today have priorities, stresses, and pressures that differ vastly from when we were teenagers, and parents are right to worry that their child may become involved with drugs. There are a number of reasons why some teens turn to drugs, like socialising, fitting in, dealing with psychological or emotional pain, experiencing life transitions and … Read moreWhat Parents Need to Know About Drugs
Random drug testing is becoming more commonplace in British businesses. Employers are well within their rights to drug test staff if they have grounds to suspect substance abuse. A positive drug test result at work is a serious matter. The good news for you though is that, even if you fail a drugs test at … Read moreWhat Happens If You Fail A Drug Test At Work?
A new report has concluded that it was “easy” for inmates at an open prison to smuggle drugs back into the building on their return from day release or work placement. The report on HMP Kirkham was commissioned by the The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB). It also reported a worrying rise in the amount of … Read moreCocaine in Prison Concern Inspectors
The world’s first cannabis breathalyser, designed for use by employers and police, has been designed by a US company called Hound Labs. The device is designed to allow for easy testing of individuals who may be suspected by authorities of driving whilst high, or working under the influence of Cannabis. A clinical study has shown … Read moreComing soon … the Cannabis Breathalyser?
New statistics, revealled by Public Health England, give a frighteningly clear picture of the extent of crack cocaine and heroin usage in the UK. Their recently published findings are based on data from April 2016 to March 2017. They make for interesting reading! The new research shows that the use of crack cocaine and heroin … Read moreThe UK’s Crack Cocaine and Heroin Hotspots
Merseyside Police this week brought a Liverpool drugs gang to justice, with five members of the organised crime group (OCG) being jailed for a total of almost 35 years. Heroin and Cocaine were trafficked by the gang from Liverpool into South Wales in a “county lines” type set up. Operation Banjo carried out surveillance on … Read moreLiverpool Drugs Gang Jailed
A growing drug trend in UK jails has recently been identified. Synthetic Cannabis, often called “Black Mamba” or “Spice” has become an increasing problem in the institutions, with more and more prisoners using the drug and then developing health problems, either physical or mental ones. The rise in popularity of Spice amongst the prison population … Read moreWhy Prisons Test for Spice
MDMA has always been a dangerous and unpredictable drug to use. In recent years great strides forward have been made in trying to make sure that using the drug is safe. On-site testing for MDMA has been one such positive move, using MDMA identification Kits. However, researchers are now saying that, even with these safeguards … Read moreHuge Differences Found in MDMA Levels Between Pills
In this article we explore the subject of Benzodiazepines. What kind of drugs are they? Who invented them? And, for how long do Benzodiazepines stay in your system? What are Benzodiazepines? In terms of sedative drugs, the most prescribed ones are benzodiazepines, which could be short or long acting. Temazepam and Rohypnol are examples of … Read moreHow Long Do Benzodiazepines Stay in Your System?