Category Archives: Family Law

Coping with alcohol dependence at Christmas

As we work to support individuals in the Family Court system who have alcohol dependence issues, it’s interesting to read several recent articles about the challenges those with alcohol dependence face at Christmas. Those with an alcohol dependence report on … Continue reading

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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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Is Transdermal Alcohol Testing the Future?

Since the SCRAM alcohol testing bracelet was introduced to the UK in 2012 it has gone from strength to strength. The recent headline “Sobriety tags’ rollout as 92% comply in pilot scheme” provides insight into the latest use for the … Continue reading

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Meet the Expert: Stephen Ramsay

How did you get into drug testing? After completing a BSc in Applied Biology at Kingston University, my first job was at LGC Teddington where I was part of the team testing urine samples for drugs of abuse. At this … Continue reading

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Positive for cannabis – were they smoking it or just in the room?

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illicit drug in the world1 and usage reports show that cannabis is by far the most prevalent drug in the UK2 and Europe3. It is somewhat ironic that the most prevalent drug is also … Continue reading

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