Category Archives: Family Law

Hair Detox Products: Do they really work?

If you type ‘pass my drug test’ into a search engine, it doesn’t take very long before you find a whole load of products for sale that claim to remove ‘toxins’ from your hair. At about £30-a-go these products are … Continue reading

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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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When will a Family Drug and Alcohol Court be set up in Wales?

At a recent family law seminar hosted by Pendragon Chambers and sponsored by Concateno TrichoTech, District Judge Crichton renewed his calls for a Welsh Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC). Continue reading

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The drug situation in the United Kingdom (2011): Parental substance misuse focus

The UK drug situation report is produced annually by the UK Focal Point on Drugs. With a predetermined report structure to allow for comparison betweennations, a chapter was dedicated to drug users with children in the 2011 report. The estimates of parental drug misuse are based on the primary source of data on drug users with children, which is treatment data. Treatment data cannot capture the full extent of the problem as not all problem drug users are in treatment.
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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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