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Random drug testing in the workplace is often used to keep substance misuse clear of the work environment. By doing this, companies are promoting employee welfare and the safety of the public. In this blog, Port of Call discusses the process of drug testing and explores some of the challenges associated with introducing drug testing.

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A quick crawl of the internet is guaranteed to throw up countless myths and half-truths about how to detox from alcohol. So in this blog Port of Call clears up some of the commonly recurring misconceptions once and for all. http://ow.ly/YZaa304MReq

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The single biggest barrier to achieving an alcohol detox is fear. Typically, fear of the withdrawal symptoms and of the unknown. However, a structured, safe and gradual detox at the hands of professional clinicians needn't be as frightening as you think. http://ow.ly/XMpV304MRep

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If you're struggling with your relationship with alcohol, you might be wondering if your habits are bordering on or have crossed the line into alcoholism. Take our non-scientific test now to gain an understanding of some of the signs of an alcoholic. http://ow.ly/5YcU304MReo

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Alcohol is a powerful chemical that can have wide-spread negative effects on virtually every part of your body following sustained abuse. We all know the short-term effects of binge drinking but what are the long-term effects of alcohol for someone with an addiction? http://ow.ly/4PJC304MRen

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At Port of Call, our expert team of advisers deal with a lot of questions about drugs and drug addiction. Whatever your question about drugs and addiction – we’ve got the answers.

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Meet Andy, 34, from Liverpool. Andy's heavy drinking in his twenties progressed unknowingly to a serious alcohol dependency by the time he reached his thirties. It wasn't until I started researching my alcohol withdrawal symptoms I found Port of Call. This is Andy's candid account of how he dealt with his alcohol problem. http://ow.ly/VM5q304MRel

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Although the effects of marijuana may be less severe than other drug substances, cannabis addiction is still a common problem throughout the UK. At present, cannabis is the most common illegal drug and a staggering 30% of cannabis smokers admit to having a drug use problem. Cannabis not only has the power to become addictive, but can also lead users to more harmful drugs, which can be even more difficult to overcome. Here, Port of Call looks at the best ways to treat cannabis addiction. http://ow.ly/CxCA304MRek

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Meet Frank, 51, from Bristol. For years Frank ignored the dangers of alcohol, regularly drinking more than three times the recommended 14 units of alcohol a week. This is Frank's account of how he has found a new lease of social life, sinking putts instead of pints, thanks to rehab and addiction counselling organised by Port of Call. http://ow.ly/j5nt304zCpG

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Most people have overdone it on alcohol before. But when does the occasional binge drinking session become something more serious and progress to alcohol abuse? Here, Port of Call discusses recommended alcohol consumption levels, explains what constitutes alcohol abuse, and gives advice about where to get alcohol support. http://ow.ly/RGHw304zCpF
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