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Teensavers parent alert.

A new study is out today and it sheds light on a growing problem in our middle schools. Parents acknowledge that more kids are turning to prescription drugs.

COULD YOUR TEEN OR PRETEEN BE DIPPING INTO THE MEDICINE CABINET? DON’T BE YOUR CHILD’S DRUG DEALER. KEEP THEM CLEAN WITH THE TEENSAVERS HOME DRUG TEST KIT. HELP YOUR KIDS SAY NO TO DRUGS. CLICK HERE.

The study was a statewide survey conducted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey found New Jersey. It polled parents who estimate that approximately three in ten middle school students are abusing prescription or over-the-counter drugs (26%).

The PDFNJ annual Tracking Study of Parent Attitude and Behavior in Alcohol and Drug Abuse, found that about eight in ten parents feel that kids get prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of medicine cabinets, either from their own home medicine cabinet (68%) or from a friend’s medicine cabinet (11%).

Parents are taking steps to limit their child’s exposure to unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.

  • Four in ten (39%) parents have taken an inventory of their prescription and OTC medicine in the past two months, with the majority (60%) not having done so.
  • Just about one in five (17%) of parents say they have disposed of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine at a local disposal site
  • Two in five parents (44%) have disposed of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine in their household trash.
  • One in four (23%) have flushed unwanted/expired medicine down a sink or drain.
  • Just about one in ten (9%) lock their medicine cabinet.

These findings are consistent with the message of the PDFNJ’s American Medicine Chest Challenge, a statewide public health media campaign designed to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse and the steps necessary to prevent it within their home.

The study finds that the number of New Jersey parents who report having expired medicines in their home has dropped from 42% to 35%, suggesting perhaps that the campaign to safely disposed of unused, unwanted or expired medicine in home has had some effect.

Click HERE for the rest of the story from NJtoday.com

Los Angeles tried to do the right thing.

The County Department of Health tried to take a proactive stance in the wake of a teen’s death.     A 15-year-old girl died last summer during the Electric Daisy Festival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.     The Dept. of Health put out a release earlier this week, giving people who attend raves, a “to-do” list on how to best treat your body, while using the illegal drug.     Dennis Romero, with the LaWeekly broke the story.   You can read it, and see a photo of the “warning” here.

Many immediately questioned the logic behind what appeared to be an endorsement of Ecstasy use at Los Angeles raves.       It certainly did not attempt to dissuade people from using  Ecstasy.   In fact, it gave guidelines how to best ride the wave of the Ecstasy use.

These tips included, periodic resting, drinking lots of water, and keeping an eye on your friends.

But LA, which tried to do the right thing, is already making changes.   It appears the criticism was too much.   FoxNews says that LA will take a much stronger stance against the drug use.   You can read their full story here:

Los Angeles County tried to do what was best for a crowd of teens and young adults, who most definitely will be using drugs at raves.     It cannot stop the attendees from using drugs, but the county tried to inform first time drug takers.   As a parent, you’d hope that the 15-year-old who died, was not a long-time Ecstasy user.     But as many say in the drug treatment field, all it takes is one time to overdose.

This is a message for parents who allow their kids to attend these all night events.    A Teensavers home drug test kit. You cannot be with your child every step of the way.   But you can ask questions, and demand answers.   And if you are not satisfied, you can drug test your child.      A 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit tests for Ecstasy (MDMA), as well as cocaine, marijuana, PCP, Meth, Amphetamines, Benzodiazapines, Baribiturates, Oxycodone, Methadone, TCA’s, and Opiates.

Isn’t $40 worth the peace of mind, that your child is not using drugs?