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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...
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...
Child protection alcohol test

Child protection alcohol test

In child protection, alcohol testing is relied upon to help decision making in cases where one or both parents have an addiction issue or in cases to prove abstinence. Understanding the level and pattern of alcohol misuse can help assess the risk to the child....
Court-ordered alcohol test

Court-ordered alcohol test

Hair strand testing is considered the gold standard in toxicological analyses. This long-established method can provide a history of drug and alcohol abuse and is routinely used in the forensic and family law fields. Hair alcohol testing works by looking at two...
Dry January works

Dry January works

Research has proved that ditching booze during January can help people regain control of their drinking, enhance energy levels, improve skin texture and aid weight loss. Moreover, the self-discipline of abstaining helps people drink less months later. Researchers from...