Dopamine Addiction in the UK

The term ‘addiction’ has existed for many centuries. Addiction can start small and grow slowly or escalate quickly.  The most prominent form of addiction is considered to be to drugs, alcohol and gambling. Its negative effect can damage individuals throughout many areas of their life including in the workplace. ​ The release of dopamine in the body is the cause […]

Meet the Group – Specialist Aviation Ltd

Specialist Aviation is a stockist and distributor of rotable, consumable, cabin interior and GSE parts, operating throughout Europe and the rest of the world.  ​ The business carries over 100,000 line items in stock at any time, is available to dispatch within minutes of an order being raised and all parts have the relevant EASA, FAA and TCCA releases and full traceability.     ​ Based in the United Kingdom […]

How the Pandemic has Impacted County Lines

The term ‘county lines’ describes how gangs and organised criminal networks transport illegal drugs. Drug dealers use designated mobile phone lines or other forms of ‘deal’ lines (such as transport links) to ensure the wide distribution of their substance in a short period of time. ​ The UK has tried to crack down on ‘county lines’ activities, with 1,100 arrested, 33 guns, 219 knives and 80 drug […]

About OdiliaClark

OdiliaClark is a specialist HR company with over 30 years of experience within highly regulated industries. OdiliaClark offers independent impairment risk management as well as drug and alcohol testing services, using state-of-the-art Dräger equipment that’s used by the British Police and Fire Services.  OdiliaClark works with a range of clients from city councils to renowned aviation customers. OdiliaClark is also backed by the SA Group, which is a leading provider of aviation support services […]

Poppy seeds and their potential to cause false positive drug test results.   

Poppy seeds and their potential to cause false positive drug test results.    There have been multiple cases where individuals have tested non-negative on drug tests and claim the foods they have consumed are to blame. Most recently, a man reportedly lost out on a potential job offer after eating poppy seed bread from Tesco.    Morphine and Codeine […]

Adderall Medication Abuse

Adderall is a prescribed medication used commonly to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall is a stimulant drug formed by a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.    Adderall has a high potential for drug misuse, mainly down to its ability to improve concentration and focus whilst making users more energetic. Students and office workers […]

Was Cocaine Taken by Eurovision Winner?

The Eurovision Song Contest has sparked plenty of controversy in the media. Damiano David, the lead singer of the Italian Eurovision entry Maneskin, appeared to snort cocaine on live TV during the Saturday night show.   Maneskin secured their victory for the song contest on Saturday whilst the UK scored no points for the second year running. The camera turns to […]

Managing Stress with MDMA  

Commonly known as ‘MDMA’ or ‘Ecstasy’, 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is taken widely around the world. Mainly used for recreational purposes, takers seek the psychoactive drug effects. The desired ‘high’ achieved after consumption is an increased amount of energy, empathy and altered sensations.  There is an expected spike in consumption due as the UK population begins to go back […]

New York has passed new legislation legalising the use of recreational marijuana whilst uniting racial equity.  

At the start of April, the state of New York announced that recreational marijuana is now legal. New York is now the 15th state in America to legalise cannabis, and it has now positioned itself to become of the largest legal markets of the drug. New York is one of the few states where the legalisation of the substance is directly […]

Cocaine Usage in London Falls by 31%

Throughout the last couple of years, there has been data to support that cocaine usage has spiked. In fact, in 2019, the National Crime Agency (NCA) stated that the UK is the ‘cocaine capital of Europe’ with 117 tones of the drug being consumed throughout the year. One report examined the UK’s drug market to be worth up […]

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