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Why is the UK such a cocaine-loving country?

Why is the UK such a cocaine-loving country?

Britain snorts more cocaine than almost anywhere in Europe and its love for the drug is growing. According to Home Office figures, in 2017–2018, 2.6% of people in the UK aged 16–59 took powdered cocaine (as opposed to crack cocaine, the more potent variant of the...
Hair follicle alcohol test

Hair follicle alcohol test

Biological markers of alcohol consumption can be divided into two groups: direct and indirect markers. Direct markers, as their name implies, directly track the intake of alcohol and vary in their sensitivity and kinetics accordingly. These markers are only produced...
Help for children of alcoholics

Help for children of alcoholics

Children of alcoholics are six times as likely to witness domestic violence, three times as likely to consider suicide, and twice as likely to experience problems at school, according to the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa). The charity is...
Immigration DNA test Birmingham

Immigration DNA test Birmingham

Rapid DNA testing for immigration purposes couldn’t be easier with AlphaBiolabs Birmingham* Walk in Centre. The rapid DNA results can be used for immigration cases, applications and appeals, and are accepted by UK Border Agency (UKBA), UK Visas and Immigration,...
Zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving proposed

Zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving proposed

New laws to introduce a zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving are being proposed by the Scottish government. Ministers want to make it easier for the police to target people driving with illegal drugs, such as cannabis and cocaine, in their bloodstream. Currently it...
Street Valium blamed for spike in drugs deaths

Street Valium blamed for spike in drugs deaths

Street drugs being sold as Valium are responsible for an unprecedented number of drug-related deaths in Glasgow. Warnings have been issued to known drugs users about the risk posed by the pills, especially if they are taken with other illegal substances such as heroin...
Privacy and DNA testing

Privacy and DNA testing

Apart from identical twins, everyone’s DNA is unique. This means that DNA is one of the most sensitive and personal pieces of data about you. As such, it needs to be protected and kept safe. AlphaBiolabs wants to reassure its customers that its DNA testing is...
Care proceedings alcohol test

Care proceedings alcohol test

If a social worker does not believe that a child can remain safely in its own home, care proceedings will be initiated. Children’s Services will ask the court to look at the child’s situation and decide if it needs a legal order to keep it safe. When...
A gram of cocaine every 4 hours

A gram of cocaine every 4 hours

Home Office data have revealed a huge surge in the amount of certain drugs being taken off the streets. The quantity of cocaine seized by police in the West Midlands has risen by nearly one-fifth in a year, with a gram now recovered every 4 hours, on average. In...