Archive for January, 2011

While advertisers pull out of MTV’s “Skins,” Teensavers is buying time to send positive message!

Wrigley, GM, and Taco Bell, are among the advertisers pulling out of the show, but Teensavers will insert positive pro-family ads in the show that’s loaded with sex and drugs. If it’s airing, families should learn at least one valuable lesson!


(Press Release) — Jan. 26, 2011 —   Swimming into the tide of advertisers who are quickly heading downstream from the controversial MTV show “Skins,” Teensavers, the makers of the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit®, is buying advertising time to insert a pro-family message into the sex and drug laden show.

Steve Stahovich, CATS (Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist), President of Teensaver Diagnostics Inc., based in Irvine, California, says advertising the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® is a necessity considering the content. “We believe what the Parents Television Council is saying about the potentially dangerous impact of the show.  This is a time for parents to watch what their children are watching, and we see an opportunity to send a positive message to parents.”

“The American Family Association calls the show child pornography.  We do not disagree.    If MTV and its’ executives continue to air the show, we will air our spots to send a counter message to what is being depicted on the screen,” says Stahovich, who spent years running treatment facilities in Southern California, before developing the latest, most advanced generation of home drug testing kits.

The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits® not only provide reliable, accurate, and private results to your family’s crisis, the Teensavers Team has joined forces with several top name treatment facilities across the country to help your family through their darkest moments.  These facilities include: Valley Hope, Morning Side Recovery, CRC Health Care, National Therapeutic, Chapman House Recovery, Sober Living By The Sea, Second Nature Treatment Centers, Betty Ford Center, Hazelden Treatment Center, Pat Moore Foundation, Cottonwood De Tucson, Visions Treatment Center, and the Waisman Institute.

Stahovich says parenting is a big concern to Teensavers, as many of the company’s members are parents themselves.  “Like the Teensavers team does with our own children, we would expect that all parents are either watching television with their kids, or activating the parental controls on the DVR.    The airing of our ads is not our show of support for MTV or Skins, it’s a show of support for families who may be broken-hearted, dealing with a serious problem, and need help finding a solution for their child.”

Having spent more than a decade treating families coping with a drug abuser, Stahovich understands why the show gambled on such racy content.  “As the show’s co-creator, Bryan Elsley said, ‘Skins’ is a very serious attempt to get to the root of young people’s lives.  Sometimes that truth can be painful to adults and parents.’  We know the deadly consequences of drugs.  The message needs to be embedded into parents’ heads; what you are seeing on the TV screen, is occurring in real life.   In my years of experience diagnosing and treating young patients with alcohol and drug addictions, I’ve seen consistently that the message was missed from parent to child.    Parents sometimes are more in denial than their children about the prevalence of alcohol and drug use in schools, the community, and within the family.”‘

Making the decision to air the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® ad was a simple one to Stahovich, “We understand some corporations promoting cars and food do not want to send the message of gluttony to consumers, but we are a family brand promoting positive family values and choices.   If a show full of potential harmful imagery towards teens is going to air, then positive messages reiterating family values should also air within the broadcast.”

The biggest reality, says Stahovich, is where the drugs are coming from.   Parents need to understand, the problem may be their own home.  “Children do not get their drugs from the guy on the corner.  They are starting and feeding their habits from the family medicine cabinet.    Parents watching this show and seeing the drug use may need to ask themselves, “Am I my child’s drug dealer?”

“America’s Parenting Coach,” Tim Chapman, MSc.D, CDAAC, a 30-year veteran of treating youth addiction and behavioral issues, and a recent participant in the A&E show “Intervention,” endorses the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit®.    Chapman says, “Children mimic what they see on TV and movies, and what they hear in music.   Parents typically have no idea what their kids are listening to, what they are watching, and what they are talking about in social media.  They need to take a more pro-active approach to their children’s lives.   Parents should be watching “Skins,” and talking to their children about what’s being glorified.   The Teensavers commercial may wake a few parents up out of their slumber, and get them more involved in their kids’ lives.”

The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® accuracy rate is 99.9%.   The FDA has given the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® its stamp of approval.   You can have confidence when you buy a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® that it will maintain government standards.    Many of the other products on the market are illegally made, and not backed by the FDA.   Do not trust your child’s health with one of these unregulated test kits.

The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® can be purchased online at and soon in major retailers.  The most popular test, the 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, tests for Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, Ecstasy, PCP, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Oxycodone, and Tricyclic Antidepressants.

Founded by President Steve Stahovich, a long time recovery and addiction specialist, Teensavers Diagnostics Inc. ( is an ally to parents who suspect their teen may be using narcotics. We are the latest generation in home drug testing kits, offering a total solution, and not just results. We are endorsed by America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, founder of Chapman House.

To contact Teensavers Diagnostics about our total solution home drug test kit, or if you are a pharmacist or medical distributor, call 866-728-7833 or visit our website at HTTP://

Teensavers Diagnostics sister company Independent Drug Testing Supply, manufactures business drug test kits and has been supplying hospitals, jails, and corporations for years. If you are a company interested in our business model drug test kits, contact us at (949) 727-3750.

It comes with a warning to viewers, but MTV’s skins needs to come with much more. How about a condom and a ticket to a rehab clinic. The show is more than just risqué. It makes Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives look like Sesame Street.

The show depicts children, as young as 15, involved in intense sexual situations, and drug use is also featured in the show. Defenders say the show is realistic. Good Morning America raised the issue today. They questioned whether or not the show constitutes child pornography. You can see the report here:

If this show is a true depiction of teenage life in America, this is the urgent call for parents to tighten down the grips on their kids. Free wheeling sexuality and nonchalant drug use is not something to take likely with impressionable children. Home drug testing is the best option to ensure that your child is not experimenting with drugs.

America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman says the show raises eyebrows. “Children mimic what they see from infancy through their teen years. They see sex and drug use glorified on TV and the movies, and they think it’s OK. If there is no role model at home, children look to outside role models and often find them through popular music, television, and movie stars. They also have trouble deciphering whether this open sexuality and drug use is fiction, and is acceptable in society. Children are trying sex and drugs at younger ages. This is why there needs to be communication at home, and I also recommend home drug testing. The Myteensavers Home Drug Test Kit builds the relationship and trust between parents and children.”

A teen who experiments with drugs can become and addict in the blink of an eye. Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious problem in our society, and Chapman treats adolescent abusers. He recommends the Myteensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

Monday night parents will gather at a Massachusetts high school for a big event.     It isn’t a basketball game.  It isn’t Back to School Night, and it isn’t Open House.       Parents don’t really have an option to attend.  It’s mandatory.   And if you blow it off, your star shortstop, quarterback, or shooting guard may be taken out of the game.    The mandatory meetings also affect students who participate in clubs.   So singers, actors, dancers, and cheerleaders also could be put on the sidelines or kicked off stage.     Principal Layne Millington says the move is necessary.   Drugs are a problem in his school.   Despite only a handful of on-campus drug or alcohol related situations, Millington told the Salem News that the problem is growing larger in the surrounding communities.

While the mandatory meeting has some parents angered, radio show hosts, columnists, and bloggers are launching into their own tirades.    Somebody should be honoring this principal.    Parents refuse to see or listen to what’s going on around them.   Many parents avoid talking about drugs with their kids.    Drug testing should be mandatory in high school.   Millington is trying to keep these kids straight.    His job is to protect, educate, and help guide these teens into adulthood.

“Principal Millington is setting the right example for educators across the country.   He is gathering parents and informing them that the drug problem and the drug culture are both very real,” says America‘s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman.     Chapman has 30 years of experience treating addiction and helping people find sobriety.      Chapman says, “Teachers and educators are paid to stand in a class and instruct kids.    This principal is raising the bar, highlighting the few educators who really take that extra step to improve not just mind of students, but their lives.  If your school was a potential terrorist target, wouldn’t you want the principal to inform you immediately?  Wouldn’t you want it to be mandatory?  Well, it is!  And, the “bombs” are the drugs that are going off, damaging and killing our kids high school around the country.  The only question is, who’s next?”

For some parents this isn’t an issue.  Some already use home drug test kits to make sure their child is living a drug-free life.   If you need information about Home Drug Tests or more about finding help for your loved one, contact the Teensavers teams