Cansford Labs Blog

Understanding Drug testing

Posted on by Lolita Tsanaclis

Drug testing using hair

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Topics: Hair drug testing, Did you know?

2013 BASW Cymru Social Work Awards

Posted on by John Wicks

We at Cansford are delighted to have sponsored the 'Winner of the 2013 Innovative Social Work Award' category in these awards.

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Topics: News

Drug use in England - statistics.

Posted on by John Wicks

Statistics regarding drug use by region in England (young people) - some facts and figures on drugs misuse from 1996 - 2013

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Topics: Editorials

What drugs kill the most people in the UK?

Posted on by John Wicks

Here is a list that was published in the Guardian on what drugs kill the most people in the United Kingdom.
At Cansford we mostly see people tested for drugs like cocaine and heroin, but when you consider the amount of deaths related to alcohol it really does suggest that this is a big issue too.
Since this report was published we would guess cocaine use may have reduced a little due to people feeling the pinch financially, and with cheaper alternatives on the rise.
All in all, this type of list gives a broad view of the potential of drug use leading to fatalities, and even though cannabis use is prevalent in the UK it has relatively few deaths associated with it.

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Topics: Did you know?

Oral Fluid Testing for Recent Drug Use Episode (or Incident)

Posted on by Lolita Tsanaclis

Advances in drug testing

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Topics: Oral fluid testing

Alcohol an increasing problem for Children under 11

Posted on by John Wicks

What we think...

This latest BBC story highlights the issue of alcohol abuse in young children but maybe we shouldn’t separate Alcohol from Drugs. I suspect that the same age group is having problems with drugs as well. And why wouldn’t they copy older teenagers and young adults in their community? It is a natural part of growing up.

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Topics: In the press...