Archive for May, 2012

Getting a drug test for your loved one has never been easier.

Tests can cover marijuana only, or be as comprehensive as a screen for 12 drugs like these:

  • marijuana
  • cocaine
  • methamphetamine
  • amphetamines
  • opiates
  • benzodiazepines
  • barbiturates
  • PCP
  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • Ecstasy

The latest generation of home drug tests, specifically made for families is the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

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Help your teen say no, and put their friends on notice. They won’t be offering your teens drugs when they walk in your home and see the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit sitting on the counter.

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CBS Miami now says that the man who police say was eating another man’s face may have been under the influence of bath salts.

The grim crime happened over the weekend. An officer came upon the two men. One of the men was naked and eating the other man’s face. Some say the victim’s face doesn’t resemble anything human.

Bath salts have been known to cause users to hallucinate, but nothing like this gruesome attack has been documented in association with the drugs.

You can read CBS’ story by clicking HERE.

These holiday weekends are more than three days away from the grind of work and school. Unfortunately, they are also a time where we see a lot of drinking and driving and drug related arrests.

Make sure your teen enjoys a clean holiday weekend with the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit. Let them know you care by placing the Teensavers box on the counter.

Recent studies show that a majority of kids have a hard time saying no when offered drugs. Let them know you are against drugs and empower them to say “no” with the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

Click HERE to get the tool to help keep you kids drug free.

Need a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit? Want to test a loved one for marijuana?

Look further than your neighborhood Rite Aid.

Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies.


In the great 80’s comedy, “This is Spinal Tap,” character Nigel Tufnel celebrated his music equipment, because as he said, it’s one louder. If you’re unfamiliar with Christopher Guest’s portrayal of the movie, here’s a quick bit of dialogue to catch you up.

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and…
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don’t know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.

The movie and that scene are part of pop culture (Many of the movie’s fans paid tribute in 11/11/11 celebration of the movie scene last November.)

And music fans simply like it louder. We’ve all been next to a car at a stoplight where that driver had all the windows (and the moonroof) open and music was echoing through the intersection. We’ve probably all stood next to someone who was wearing earphones, but we heard their music loud and clear. And most people will recall a neighbor playing music that invaded their home sanctuary.

Now, researchers say they’ve proven the old adage of sex, drugs, and rock and roll to be more of a factual relationship, than a myth of mindset.

Researchers in The Netherlands found that teens and young adults who crank up the volume — already risky because of the long-term chance of hearing loss — were also more likely to smoke marijuana, binge drink and have sex without a condom.

Researchers at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam surveyed nearly 1,000 students between the ages of 15 and 25,.

They focused on subjects that listened to music, at a level equivalent to a lawnmower, for more than an hour.

About one-third of the participants were risky MP3-player listeners and close to half were exposed to music at risky levels at clubs and concerts.

Young people who often listed to loud music on MP3 players were twice as likely to have used pot in the last month, compared to non-risky music listeners.

And those who were frequently exposed to music at clubs and concerts were six times more likely than people who weren’t to binge drink and twice as likely to have risky sex with inconsistent condom use.

Club- and concert-goers also happened to be less likely to smoke pot than other youths.

The study can’t say anything about whether listening to MP3 players makes people feel like smoking marijuana — or vice versa, she said.

And a more critical question, Levy said, is whether young people are listening to music that glorifies risky behavior and making decisions about drinking, drugs or sex based on that.

The study was published in Pediatrics today.

Teensavers often reminds families that unused medications in the home can be a recipe for disaster.


Many times teens and young adults in treatment tell us that is where they got their start.

Their first experience from drugs wasn’t the puff of marijuana from a friend, it was a sneak of a pill from the family medicine cabinet.

But it’s not just your teens you have to worry about.

Some of those patients in treatment also say that they stole pills from their friends’ medicine cabinets. They had no problem checking all of their buddies homes for extra pills.

Now there’s a growing problem in a small Texas community. People are visiting opening houses to search for drugs.

The pain pill addicts are scouring the Sunday paper for open houses dressing up as potential buyers, and then showing up hoping to score.

These pills are like gold. Some of them go for as much as $50 a pill. If you find full bottle of Oxycontin or Hydrocodone, you could be looking at a street value of $5000.

And while children may not be stealing these pills, the pills stolen by adults could still end up in their hands.

The same thing may be said for having guests at the home.

With a dinner party or social event at your home, you have dozens of people using your bathrooms. So why keep your pills there?

People with an addiction will first try to find either money or more drugs through people they know and trust.

It’s always a reminder to hide your medications, or lock them up.

You’d certainly hide your jewelery during an open house.

Take 5 minutes to place your pills safely away from where they can be stolen.

It’s not going to make it’s way to your typical neighborhood drug dealer, but that didn’t stop the UK’s Daily Mail from writing an in depth piece on a new drug in Colombia.

It’s called Devil’s Breath, or by it’s traditional name Scopalomine. It comes from the borrachero plant in South America.

As explained in the article, it can be blown into the face of an unsuspecting person, and it leaves them acting like a zombie.

Click here for the DAILY MAIL’s story.

Teen drinking isn’t funny. More teens than ever before are becoming binge drinkers.

Here’s a photo making the rounds today and receiving quite a bit of fanfare. It pictures a teen holding a photo with the words “Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor. I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should and should not post.”

Salute these parents for correcting this teen’s behaviors. Parents should be checking out their children’s social media. Facebook and Twitter aren’t just popular for tech junkies and stay at home moms. Remember, numerous kids in elementary and middle school are using social media to swap photos and interact. There’s a reason why Instagram was just swooped up for a hefty price tag.

One any of these given sites you can look up and see plenty of references about drug use. Kids boast about drinking, parties, drugs, and sneaking everything by their parents.

If they are silly enough to make these mistakes, boasting about doing illegal activites, what else might they try?

Try to keep and eye on the things your teen not only says and does, but posts!

The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit is the newest addition to the shelves at your local Rite Aid.

Teensavers is the trusted family brand, made specifically for families. Teensavers has a complete line of tests aimed at detecting teen drug use.

The tests are a valuable asset to detect experimentation before it becomes addiction.

Featured at Rite Aid is the 3-panel test which screens for Marijuana (THC), as well as Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.

For the neared Rite-Aid store near your home, click HERE.

Teensavers has repeatedly tried to alert parents to the growing trend of pill abuse.  Now two new surveys are reinforcing the message


Today, a doctor interviewed by Reuters Health says, the rate at which teens are using prescription medications is an alarming trend.

New research shows two areas of concern. More kids are using pills, and kids are using earlier than previously thought.

These facts are not surprising as we’ve seen an explosion in prescription drug abuse and a rising number of deaths as a result.

Dr. Robert Fortuna, a pediatrician at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York confirms what Teensavers have been reminding parents; pills are the second most popular drug choice to marijuana.

One of the studies came from the Univiersity of Michigan researchers questioned teens about drugs and alcohol. The survey was made up of 7,400 high school seniors from 135 different schools in 2007 through 2009.

The results: 1 in 8 said they had used prescription painkillers for non-medical reasons, such as to get high or to relieve pain without a doctor’s oversight.

Teens who said they’d used the painkillers for non-medical purposes were more likely to smoke pot or cigarettes or to binge drink, compared with those who’d only taken the pills under a doctor’s supervision or not at all.

Where are they getting the pills? Some teens use what may have been prescribed to them before. Remember when your kid got his wisdom teeth pulled? Maybe that vicodin is still around. Or the pills come from other family members or friends.

Researchers found startling data that showed that these teens were not starting their pill habits in their senior year or afterwords, as previously thought. Instead, kids were using around the age of 16.

The best way to combat this use is to have frequent discussions with teens about drinking and drugs. A home drug test is also a big ally for parents.

The Teensavers Home Drug Tests are the newest generation of home drug tests on the market, are 99% accurate, and come with free support and free lab confirmation on all preliminary positives. Click on the test below to find a retailer that carries the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.