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All about drug testing nails

All about drug testing nails

Hair drug testing is a long-established method that can provide a detailed history of drug abuse, which is routinely used in family law. When hair testing is not possible (such as the donor has no or little hair, for religious reasons, and for those concerned with...
Children aged nine damaged by cannabis

Children aged nine damaged by cannabis

Children as young as 9 years old are being admitted to hospital with severe disorders caused by cannabis. Many children believe the drug is safer than alcohol, as well as being easier to get, because they don’t need ID to buy it. However, cannabis is linked to severe...
US schools prepare for student overdoses

US schools prepare for student overdoses

As the opioid crisis continues to grip the USA, the state of Alabama is pioneering a project to train school staff on how to treat pupils suffering from drug overdoses. The medication, naloxone, is being included in schools’ standard emergency kits alongside...
Is buying drugs on social media too easy?

Is buying drugs on social media too easy?

Buying drugs via social media platforms reduces the risks associated with meeting dealers on street corners, but it simplifies the whole process. Should it therefore be viewed as a form of harm reduction, or as a growing concern about youngsters’ easy access to...
Drug testing in schools

Drug testing in schools

The consequences of a school child taking drugs on just one occasion can be poor performance in the classroom, disruptive behaviour, risk of injury or even overdose. With regular use, addiction can become a real possibility. There is growing evidence of long-term...