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Illegal drug use is becoming the ‘norm’ in Dublin

Illegal drug use is becoming the ‘norm’ in Dublin

Illegal drug use has become so common in Dublin that it is regarded as normal and not just the preserve of addicts, a new report states. The study, by Dr Matt Bowden from the Technical University Dublin, is for the Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign and includes...
What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

You can rest assured that all DNA samples received at our laboratory are securely stored onsite. After testing, the samples are kept for 3 months and then destroyed by incineration. All of our DNA testing services can be bought on-line from our website from just €149...
Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

The number of people treated for problem cocaine use has nearly doubled in recent years, according to new data from the Health Research Board (HRB). A total of 1500 cases were recorded in 2017, which represents a dramatic increase from the 770 cases that were recorded...
Ireland is drinking more spirits but beer is still top

Ireland is drinking more spirits but beer is still top

Ireland has increased its consumption of spirits by 5.6% over the past year, according to a new report published by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI). Spirits represented 20.5% of the alcohol sold last year, which points to the success of Irish gin and...
Secret DNA test

Secret DNA test

Is there any such thing as a secret DNA test? DNA testing can be an emotional time. You may not want your close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such relationship tests. For this reason, we ensure that all of our letters and testing kits are sent out...
Secret paternity test

Secret paternity test

Is there any such thing as a secret paternity test? Anyone undergoing DNA paternity testing can find it an emotional time. Understandably, you may not want close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such a relationship test. To collect a DNA sample for a...
Concerns over Dublin prescription drug abuse

Concerns over Dublin prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise among drug users in Dublin’s north inner city. The Ana Liffey Drug Project, which is spearheading a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of so-called street tablets, says it is becoming increasingly concerned. The...
Alcohol tag

Alcohol tag

SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM®) is an innovative way of monitoring alcohol consumption via a bracelet worn on the ankle. Known as an alcohol tag, sobriety tag or alcohol bracelet, this clever device tests for the presence of alcohol in perspiration...
Continuous monitoring is key to quitting alcohol

Continuous monitoring is key to quitting alcohol

Excessive alcohol consumption in Ireland has been shown to play a steady role in deaths related to drunken driving, suicide, assaults and domestic violence. In fact, alcohol is the cause of three deaths a day in Ireland, according to a 2016 report from the Health...