It doesn’t seem that surprising to the people at Teensavers, but a researcher with an extensive background in medicine says he’s surprised that his data shows that kids have great access to illicit drugs.

Doctor Evan Wood conducted a new study which focused on drug accessibility.

The findings, of course, were that kids had great access to drugs, and they were not seeking out just marijuana.

The study conducted by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS found that teens and young adults had no problems obtaining heroin, crack, cocaine, crystal meth, as well as marijuana.

The study covered two groups of people in 2007; one between 14 and 26 years of age who had used an illicit drug other or in addition to marijuana at least 30 days before joining the study.

The other consisted of adult drug users over 16 years old who injected drugs at least a month before the survey.

Participants of both studies were asked “How difficult would it be for you to get drugs right now in the area you typically obtain your drugs?”

The responses narrowed in to the 10 minute mark.

This doesn’t seem that surprising. With cellphones and social media, it’s much easier for kids to find a friend who can lead them to drugs.

Parents need to realize that everyone knows someone who can score drugs, and this is very prevalent in high schools.

Whether you are north or south of the border, it really doesn’t matter.

I bet this same survey applied in the United States, would yield the same results.

The best way to protect your teen is to have regular conversations about the dangers of drugs.

Prescription drugs, while legal, are often perceived as “safe” by teens.

Just a few instances of experimentation can lead a teen to an opiate addiction.

The best line of defense is the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

Made specifically for families, the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit screens for the most popular combinations of drugs, and the kits are grouped based on treatment trends.

For more information on the Canadian study, you can click HERE.