Illinois has been battling a surging heroin problem.
And a story today reveals how a family found out about a heroin addiction too late, and how the addict hid the drug use from his loved ones.
He was a marijuana smoker before he began using heroin. His heroin use increased when he was expelled from school because of his pot smoking.
He was 17 years old.
This is a good story for parents to read and understand how a drug habit can explode into addiction that fast.
Teensavers reminds parents that there is a weapon they can use to detect this experimentation before it becomes an addiction.
Teensavers has a 5 panel home drug test, made specifically for families, that detects marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, opiates, and oxycontin.
A 7 panel catches those 5 drugs plus benzodiazepines and ecstasy.
A 12 panel catches those 7 drugs plus methadone, PCP, barbiturates, amphetamines, and tricyclic antidepressants.
All can help detect recreational use before it evolves into a full blown addiction.