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Myteensavers.com has been communicating with parents, telling them that pills are a problem.    Unfortunately America is in a stir over President Obama’s birth certificate.  But more importantly, the White House is sending out its own message about the devastation of opiates.

Here is the government press release!


New Strategy Strikes Balance between Cracking down on Drug Diversion and Protecting Delivery of Effective Pain Management

Washington, D.C.—Today, Gil Kerlikowske, White House Director of National Drug Control Policy; Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, Howard Koh, M.D.; Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.; and DEA Administrator, Michele M. Leonhart released the Obama Administration’s comprehensive action plan to address the national prescription drug abuse epidemic and announced new Federal requirements aimed at educating the medical community about proper prescribing practices.

The Administration’s Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis provides a national framework for reducing prescription drug diversion and abuse by supporting the expansion of state-based prescription drug monitoring programs, recommending more convenient and environmentally responsible disposal methods to remove unused medications from the home, supporting education for patients and healthcare providers, and reducing the prevalence of pill mills and doctor shopping through enforcement efforts. The plan is the culmination of six months of collaboration across the Federal government, with agencies including the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and others.

In support of the action plan, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is requiring an Opioids Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). The new program will require manufacturers of long-acting and extended-release opioids to provide educational programs to prescribers of these medications, as well as materials prescribers can use when counseling patients about the risks and benefits of opioid use. The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 gave FDA the authority to require manufacturers to develop and implement a REMS to ensure the benefits of a drug or biological product outweigh its risks.

“Today we are making an unprecedented commitment to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse,” said Vice President Biden. “The Government, as well as parents, patients, health care providers, and manufacturers all play a role in preventing abuse. This plan will save lives, and it will substantially lessen the burden this epidemic takes on our families, communities, and workforce.”

“The toll our Nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic has taken in communities nationwide is devastating ,” said Director Kerlikowske. “We share a responsibility to protect our communities from the damage done by prescription drug abuse. This plan will build upon our already unprecedented efforts to coordinate a national response to this public health crisis by addressing the threat at the Federal, state, and local level.”

“Abuse of prescription drugs, especially opioids, represents an alarming public health crisis.” said Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Secretary for Health. “This Plan, which coordinates a public health approach with a public safety approach, offers hope and health to our Nation.”

“Unintentional drug overdose is a growing epidemic in the US and is now the leading cause of injury death in 17 states,” CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said. “There are effective and emerging strategies out there to address this problem. Support for this action plan will help us implement those strategies which will go a long way to save lives and reduce the tremendous burden this problem has on our healthcare system and our society.”

“Long-acting and extended-release opioid drugs have benefit when used properly and are a necessary component of pain management for certain patients, but we know that they pose serious risks when used improperly, with serious negative consequences for individuals, families, and communities,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “The prescriber education component of this Opioid REMS balances the need for continued access to these medications with stronger measures to reduce their risks.”

“DEA is committed to implementing this important and much needed action plan to reduce the demand for prescription drugs, enforce our nation’s drug laws, and take back unneeded prescription drugs,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “When abused, prescription drugs are just as dangerous and just as addictive as drugs like methamphetamine or heroin. The more we can do to stop the abuse of prescription drugs, the more effective we will be in reducing the death, destruction and despair that accompanies all drug abuse.”

Prescription drug abuse is our Nation’s fastest-growing drug problem. The number of people who have unintentionally overdosed on prescription drugs now exceeds the number who overdosed during the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980’s and the black tar heroin epidemic of the 1970’s combined. In 2007, approximately 27,000 people died from unintentional drug overdoses, driven mostly by prescription drugs. Additionally, a ccording to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of Americans in 2009 aged 12 and older currently abusing pain relievers has increased by 20 percent since 2002. Further, visits by individuals to hospital emergency rooms involving the misuse or abuse of pharmaceutical drugs have doubled over the past five years.

ONDCP is coordinating an unprecedented government-wide public health approach to reduce drug use and its consequences in the United States . This effort includes requesting an increase in funding for drug prevention by $123 million and treatment programs by $99 million dollars for Fiscal Year 2012, to train and engage primary health care to intervene in emerging cases of drug abuse, expand and improve specialty care for addiction—including care for families and veterans, and to better manage drug-related offenders in community corrections.

To read the full Action Plan, click here.

To read the FDA’s Opioids Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), click here.

To get involved in DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, click here.

Perhaps the best thing to ease the mind, is an answer to your question.

Many parents ponder if their child is drinking or using drugs, but few seek the answer.

A Teensavers 12-panel home drug test kit detects the major substances used by teens.   Remember 2500 children try drugs for the first time every day.

Wouldn’t you like to know for sure?

The Teensavers home drug test screens for marijuana, heroin and other opiates, cocaine, PCP, amphetamines, methamphetamines, MDMA (ecstasy), Benzodiazapines, Barbiturates, Oxycodone, methadone, and tricyclic acids.

YOU can get one by clicking on the box.   Your purchase is confidential.

Parents, we need your help!

We have created a POLL P on our Facebook page.   If you’ve never been there, you should check it out.   It has all of the latest teen and drug news and stories.     Today we are asking parents if they are concerned about teens and drugs.

We would love for you to come and give us your two cents.   If you like what you see there, we’d love you to “like” our page!

Here is the link for the POLL!  http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=question&id=199941093374508&qa_ref=qd

Thanks from the Teensavers Team.

Have you thought about home drug testing your teen or teens, but are concerned about family fallout?

We can answer your questions.   Feel free to comment on our page, and we will have America‘s Parenting Coach answer your questions.

If you want more information on reliable, 99.9% accurate, FDA approved Home Drug Test Kits, click here


This client was using GHB, Meth, Xanax, Alcohol.  The combination of which could easily result in death.  You can see by watching this episode of Intervention, just how devastating drugs are to the once innocent girl.
This is a typical result of using drugs from adolescence forward.
I am saddened, but not discouraged by this episode. Treatment providers offer A 50% greater chance of recovery, simply by the client walking in the door.  Without help, a person has a .01% chance of recovery. Unfortunately, children suffer as dire consequence as the parent (addict).

America‘s Parenting Coach”

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.

The question is frequently asked, how is the Teensavers Home Drug Test kit, http://myteensavers.com, different from others on the market.   We have the EXACT reason why you should trust and buy only the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits.

First of all, the issue of bringing the test home to your child is already a tough one for families to make.   Nobody wants the task of asking their child to pee in the cup.   But if you want to ensure your child is clean, this is the best way to make it happen.   People talk about masking agents and substitute urine samples, but if you catch your teen at the right time, they can’t always be carrying around a warm replacement specimen (remember, the urine needs to be about a certain temperature.)

When it comes to testing your child, we know you want exact results.  That’s why we developed the latest generation of test kits that provide you with the EXACT thing you need; a total program!

Ease:    No parent wants to play laboratory technician,  put on rubber gloves, or be covered in their teen’s urine.  They want to find out if their teen is using marijuana, opiates, or oxycontin.     This is probably the biggest hesitation for parents who want to test their kids.    Many of the other drug tests have strips you dip into the urine and hold onto.  As you wait for a result, the sample drips all over you or the floor.  The Teensavers home drug tests have a sealed lid.  The urine filters into the specially designed grooves of the cup, reaching the strips for a clean result.  Your have the results in around 90 seconds.

eXperience:  The treatment specialists and scientists who perfected the Teensavers Home Drug Test kit each have decades of experience in the addiction and toxicology fields.  Teensavers counselors, who take your calls after that positive test, are trained to guide your family to specific treatment centers and experts based on your needs.  Most importantly, the makers of the Teensavers Home Drug Test kit 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.    We are also endorsed by America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, a 30 year treatment and addiction specialist.

Accuracy:  The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit follows the strictest standards set by the FDA.   The most popular test, the 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, tests for:
-Tricyclic Antidepressants

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, that it will maintain government standards, and will have government approval.  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.

Clarity:  Each Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit comes with a thorough instruction manual, so that you have step by step guidance on how to administer the test.   Reading the results could not be easier.   Unlike many of the other test kits on the market, the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit has a single strip for each drug tested.   This provides you with the clearest possible way to read the results.    No matter if you buy a 5 panel, 7 panel, or 12 panel drug test, the results will be crystal clear.  One line is positive.  Two lines are negative.  It’s that simple.  If you are testing for PCP, it will show up on the PCP only panel.   If you are testing for Benzodiazapines, that will show up on its own strip.    Some tests double up the drugs on one panel.    That can make it very difficult to detect what your teen may be using.   In a time of family crisis, you do not want to be asking yourself, “Is she/he using marijuana or MDMA (ecstasy?).”    You can’t chance making that first call for help and asking a treatment specialist, addiction specialist, or drug counselor about helping your child get off the wrong drug.  The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit has a privacy strip, that even your teen won’t know what they test positive for.   Only the parent pulling back the patented privacy strip will be able to know the results.

Total Solution:   The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit picks up where most drug test kits leave off.   Teensavers cares about your family, and included with the test kits is a 24/7 support care center to help parents with their needs.   They are trained to evaluate your child’s condition and are able to make a recommendation to a treatment center.  At your request, they can refer you to Interventionists, certified counselors,  or treatment facilities to help your loved one find sobriety.