Category Archives: Alcohol Testing

Tackling alcohol misuse with TACT

As Owen Jones recently highlighted in his article ‘The Drug we ignore that kills thousands‘ alcohol has taken the lives of at least 5,000 English and Welsh citizens every year for the last decade. It is a potentially lethal substance that kills … Continue reading

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UK investment in drug treatment?

With the current economic downturn and corresponding cuts in budgets, many drug treatment services in the UK are under threat. As a response, the National Treatment Agency (NTA) has released interesting figures supporting the argument for continued investment in drug treatment. Continue reading

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The changing use of drug and alcohol testing in the workplace

Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace was once limited to monitoring safety critical activities. These activities require a level of performance which, if compromised by impairment of any sort – including the debilitating effects of drugs and alcohol – can be physically dangerous to both the individuals affected and their colleagues. Continue reading

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Child Protection: Alcohol testing in context

Knowing which type of alcohol test to use can sometimes be difficult. Here are two examples of where different testing types can be used… Continue reading

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Sobering thoughts

As many of us enjoyed one of the shortest working weeks of 2011, a Welsh charity has warned that two successive four day weekends will put a strain on some companies due to alcohol-related absenteeism.

Just how bad is it?
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