It has happened again. A deadly combination of prescription drugs and teenagers. It wasn’t in a back alley, or at a warehouse. The overdose occurred at what should be the safest place; home. The parents weren’t out-of-town. In fact, they were in the next room. The didn’t think anything was amiss because the teens were up late. But what happened in Medford, Oregon, could happen in your neighborhood. No parent wants to find another parent’s son in their home, nor do they want to find out that their teen has died because of an overdose.
These days kids are not just hooked on marijuana and alcohol. And while you hear about oxycontin and methadone, there are many other pills that can be seen as the quick high. “You can’t smell pills, like alcohol or marijuana,” says certified addiction treatment specialist Steve Stahovich. “Kids could be using right under your nose, and maybe they seems a little giddy, but they’ve been in the room for hours with you, so you don’t sense the danger.” Stahovich has been treating teen addicts for nearly two decades, since overcoming his drug addiction.
Stahovich believes in a family working together to combat drug abuse. “Solutions are only as effective as the family members involved. If mom and dad are not on the same page, the message is missed.” Stahovich has been helping companies keep their workforce clean, by producing business model drug testing kits. He realized over time, there was a need for an accurate, reliable, and private test for the home. He created the Myteensavers home drug test kit for parents to keep a closer eye on their teen. He insists, nobody at schools or in community needs to know that your family is dealing with a problem. “This isn’t just science. It’s a solution,” Stahovich says. The Myteensavers home drug test kit comes with 24/7 assistance for families who discover they have a real problem on their hands.