Alcoholism, more than any other drug, spreads itself biologically and genetically in very interesting ways. One of the reasons why other drugs rarely have the same effect is that hard core drug addicts cannot sustain jobs and rarely can sustain living conditions appropriate to maintaining a family and a genetic lineage. Alcoholism, on the other hand, is a very slow, colorful disease which can cause great destruction before you notice its effects. Alcohol testing is helpful, in that it provides a way to determine if someone is drunk at that moment in time. Workplace drug and alcohol testing takes on various forms, but in the end, it exists to stop the spread of this enticing and highly destructive disease.
A family history of alcoholism means several things. First of all, it means that you have a genetic history of missing vitamins and minerals. All alcoholics eat poorly and consume poorer quality of food than their non-alcoholic counterparts. As a result of this, vitamins and minerals normally found in a balanced diet are missing from their system and the longer this continues, the more depleted they become. When babies are conceived, they bear the genetic blueprint of both of their parents and, interestingly enough, they bear the current health of each of their parents. When children are born without a wide variety of these essential vitamins and minerals, then they are already predisposed toward becoming alcoholics. Even if both of their parents recover from alcoholism before their children are very old, they still maintain alcoholic tendencies, or supporting habits, which they had during their time of drunkenness. These supporting habits, combined with the child’s deficiency of certain nutrients, almost grow a pure alcoholic from scratch.
Unfortunately, a family history of alcoholism can be obtained through genetics and environment. Workplace drug and alcohol testing seeks to make this a diminishing disease, instead of a growing one. Alcohol testing facilitates decisions to change one’s own environment and habits, thus generating better habits, as well as a better genetic structure, in the next generation. We carry a variety of breathalyser tests, such as Lion Alcoblow breathalysers, Lion SD400 breathalysers, and Lion SD500 breathalyser devices. We also deliver a variety of drug tests, such as Oraline and Medix drug testing equipment. Our experts are standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you might have about using our testing equipment in your office or home. Call us today : (+61) 1300 79 70 30
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