Drug Hair Testing to Support Drug and Alcohol Programmes in Schools
Drug and alcohol problems are still rising, especially among teens and pre-teens. So in recent years, schools have begun to tackle the issue head-on by screening pupils for signs of regular use.
In your school, the problem could be widespread, or confined to the most vulnerable groups. There could be a full range of narcotics in use, or a trend towards one particular drug. Whatever the situation, Cansford Laboratories can help you to monitor usage by testing the habits of individual pupils or peer groups.
As a first measure, most schools tend to favour Oral Fluid (Saliva) Testing.
This process is non-invasive and gives a snapshot of the pupil’s use on the day of testing. If a pupil’s results suggest the need for further analysis, we can work with the school and parents to establish a detailed pattern of behaviour.
Cansford Laboratories is run by a highly qualified, highly experienced team of drug and alcohol experts. And you’ll have our full support from end to end – whether you’re running a regular testing programme or exploring a single issue.
We work with a network of Phlebotomists – trained sample collectors – who can take a hair or saliva, sample anywhere in the UK. They can do the job at your premises, or if needs be, even in prison. And they’ll always treat students and faculty with the utmost respect.
By working with our Phlebotomists, you can be sure that samples are taken, transported and tested according to strict protocols. They’ll document the full chain of custody so there’s zero risk of tampering. So when the case comes to court, compliance simply won’t be an issue.
Every test tells a story – a pattern of behaviour, a sudden change in habits…or maybe an anomaly between two sets of results.
It’s our job to review the data and help you to tell the story.
When we work with you, we’ll never use medical jargon – that’s forbidden! But we’ll never simplify results, or skirt over contradictions. We believe you should have every shred of evidence laid bare, so we can work in partnership to draw the right conclusions.
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