Do you think doping occurs in UK Athletics?

Will cannabis be legalised in the UK?

A Poll undertaken by Crystal Health Group has received more than 750 votes for whether cannabis should be legalised in the UK for recreational use.

The results show a surprising 55% in favour of legalising the class B drug. However, the drug is still illegal despite increased lobbying to relax the laws lead by the Liberal Democrats. Read more

Drug Related Deaths on the Increase

The official figures have shown the number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales rose to record levels last year.

This has been making plenty of recent headlines, but the news did not come as a surprise to Crystal Health Group. Read more

Illegal drugs tested at an arts and music festival

In a first for the UK, visitors to the Secret Garden Party, an arts and music festival held annually at Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, were given the chance to have their illegal drugs tested to determine their content before they took them.

Around 200 people used the testing facility, which had the blessing of the local police and council.

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The use of cocaine and ecstasy in middle-class households is on the rise.

Official figures published show that 3% of people aged 16-59 in households with an annual income of at least £50,000 said they had taken cocaine in the last year, up from 2.2% in the previous 12 months.

Use of other ‘recreational’ drugs by the country’s middle classes has also increased sharply. The proportion who had taken ecstasy was 2.2%, up from 1.5% in the previous year, while for cannabis the figure climbed from 5.6% to 6.1%. Read more

Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Pre-employment Drug Testing

Pre-employment drug testing is an important part of the recruitment process. In particular, for safety critical and ‘business …

Managing workplace drug testing

Oral Fluid Drug Testing – A fairer test for the workplace?

Many of our commercial drug testing clients are opting for the Lab Oral Fluid Drug Test. They see it as a fairer method for …

Drug and Alcohol policy

Do you need a Drug and Alcohol Policy?

Employers may have to tackle problems relating to drug and alcohol misuse among employees at some time. It is estimated that …