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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.

Click HERE for the Kane County Chronicle’s story on how the Foley family was blindsided by their son Chris’ heroin addiction.

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.

Illinois’ Stevenson High in Lincolnshire has made dubious headlines for a drug bust involving students.   But the sheer volume of people involved is just as alarming in the lack of support parents are showing the school.      An investigation spanned several months, and it involved confiscating cell phones.   That provided detectives with electronic drug deals conducted during school hours.   While it appears very little to no physical drug exchanges took place on campus,  the investigation ended in the arrests of two students.  It appears dozens more students were suspended as a result of the investigation.

So where was the parent outrage?


It appears there was no outrage at a school board meeting on Monday night, where WGN-TV reported that only two parents showed up.    For a school of 4,000 students, with dozens suspended, just two parents bothered to find out what was going on.  This was the first public meeting where parents could hear the details and findings of the investigation.    Were there private meetings between school officials and the parents of those suspended?    Possibly.  It’s pretty clear that the parents of the two arrested students probably had a good face to face with detectives.

It appears that the “not my kid” mindset has reared its ugly head.   You know.  You tell parents that 9 out of 10 kids will do something bad once in their lives, and they respond, “not my kid!”   Well I guess those parents at Stevenson High are getting a reality check.     The truth is 4,000 kids try drugs every day for the first time.   Some of these kids are as young as 8-years-old.   And among those 4,000 kids, 2,500 of them abuse prescription drugs.   That’s 2,500 kids who may be fueling their drug habit for free via the family medicine cabinet.   Understand that mom and dad?   You are your child’s drug dealer.    Your denial is enabling their habit.     Refusing to discuss drugs with your children is a big mistake.   And you really could head things off at the pass by using home drug tests.

Parents need to stay informed, and two people showing up out of 4,000 students is ridiculous.   How long are we going to bury our heads in the sand?  How long can we ignore this problem?  Kids like marijuana.  Kids like pills.  Kids are using designer drugs.   Kids are using synthetic drugs.   This is real folks.

Parents are starting to see the effects of drug abuse on the community. More teens are experimenting with heroin, and many others are becoming hooked on pills.

For years, parents didn’t have a weapon to detect this abuse. But now there are home drug tests that can help parents in a time of need. The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit is a reliable and valuable resource against teen drug use.

For 33 years, Doc’s Drugs has been serving the suburbs outside Chicago. Family owned, Doc’s Drugs has been a dependable choice for Illinois families. Doc’s Drugs is now offering the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits for families to ensure that their children remain drug free. Talk to your Doc’s pharmacist about which drug test is right for your family. Teensavers Tests range from a 1-panel kit that screen for marijuana, all the way to a comprehensive kit that screens for 12-drugs. With today’s fascination with pills, parents cannot afford to guess by smelling their kids for drugs, or checking their eyeballs come curfew time.

Don’t guess. Home drug test with Teensavers, available at Doc’s Drugs.