Author Archives: Kevina Murray

How do Drugs Get into Hair?

Have you ever wondered how we can even test for drugs in hair? Here we explain how this is possible using some simple diagrams. Hair growth explained Hair is produced by follicles that lie below the skin and it takes … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Ketamine for Seafarers

The effects and risks of ketamine to seafarers can be significant, even when taken in low doses, and can pose a dangerous risk to your vessels. Did you know? In some Asian regions ketamine users account for over 30% of … Continue reading

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Helping Seafarers Understand How Much Alcohol They Consume

You may have noticed we mention ‘units of alcohol’ within our literature or on our website and wondered what this was. What are Units of Alcohol? In the UK a unit of alcohol is a measure used to show what … Continue reading

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Seven Considerations When Writing a Maritime Drug and Alcohol Policy

Writing a Drug and Alcohol Policy for a Maritime Organisation seems simple right? This is not always the case; however it can be simplified if you consider all of the relevant variables right from the beginning. Vessels and ships are … Continue reading

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New Psychoactive Substances – What’s all the fuss about?

Have you heard about New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in the news and wondered what they are and how they may affect Maritime Organisations – read on to find out! What are NPS? New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are marketed as alternatives … Continue reading

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