There are many reasons why a person might start misusing drugs or alcohol, including mental ill health. This week (9th – 15th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, a national initiative organised by the Mental Health Foundation, designed to raise awareness of mental...
The use of electronic sobriety tags which monitor alcohol intake will be ramped up for people who have committed violent crimes, after the tags helped more than 97 per cent of offenders stay sober. The success of the tags, which can detect alcohol in perspiration...
Former Manchester United, Everton and England player Wayne Rooney hit the headlines last month (February 2022) after lifting the lid on his previous battles with alcohol. Ahead of a documentary set to air on Amazon Prime, Rooney opened up to interviewers about the...
As many as eight million people in England are drinking harmful amounts of wine, beer and spirits at home according to the latest government data. Figures from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities found that there had been a significant increase in people...
People who binge drink could be putting themselves at risk of a fatal heart rhythm disorder, according to a new study. The report, published in the Nature Cardiovascular Research journal, found that heavy drinking could lead to a risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), a...
In courts across the UK, blood alcohol testing is an essential part of the evidential picture, providing an insight into an individual’s alcohol consumption. In cases where the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people is paramount, such tests provide a rich...
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