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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 much could a drug and alcohol policy be worth to your business?

With the cost of replacing a member of staff in the region of £30,000, many employers see that ensuring employee wellbeing is a worthwhile area in which to invest. This helps to enhance employee retention and create a resilient workforce. … Continue reading

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Testing and Treatment – Partners in Recovery

The UK government’s Drug Strategy 2017 published in July includes an objective focused on supporting those with a drug dependence at all stages of their recovery. The strategy highlights the role that drug testing plays in supporting recovery, particularly in … 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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