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 Myteensavers.com 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. (http://myteensavers.com) 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://Myteensavers.com

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.