Take a quick search online and you will see almost on a daily basis, a story about teens using pills, or parents reaching out after the child has died from pill abuse.
The stories and these victims have numerous things in common.
First and foremost, these are good kids. Many are excellent students. A good portion of them are involved in their community. Some are standout athletes.
They also made one mistake; experimenting with pills.
The first one may have come from a friend, but chances are they came from the family medicine cabinet.
And from where the first one came, the second, third, and fourth pills followed.
Then as those cheap and easy supplies diminish, the kids have to be crafty to find their next high.
Opiates and Benzodiazepines are very addictive. Experimenting with them can lead to addiction very quickly.
Some kids start trying to rummage through their friends’ parents’ medicine cabinets.
Others begin to buy pills.
Kids will go to great lengths to continue the pill use, and if they don’t have a lot of cash, they could resort to trading items they do have for pills.
A kid who has 40-50 xBox games, can easily trade one for a pill, especially if he’s tired of the game, or decides that he needs that pill badly enough.
Kids will also trade electronics, skateboards, shoes, and clothes to stop the interruption in the flow of pills.
Ultimately, most kids cannot keep up. So they turn to heroin.
Long feared as that evil and dangerous drug, the biggest stigma about ever experimenting with heroin was the needle factor.
Most kids do not want to mess around with needles. Most long time adult users don’t even like using the needles.
But at this point, their need for the opiates is a MUST.
Heroin can be taken without a needle. Users can smoke it.
And at $12 a balloon on the street, heroin becomes far more attractive to the addict who has been trying to piecemeal his way to an Oxycontin here or a Percocet there at $25-$40 a pill.
As one law enforcement officer says, a balloon of heroin costs less than the price of the balloon, and for kids who are hooked on opiates, they enjoy it a whole lot more.
The good night kiss test, or the sniff test no longer works when kids come home at curfew.
Unlike smelling for marijuana and alcohol, your nose can’t detect opiates.
The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit can.
With treatment trends in mind, the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit can detect a wide variety of pill use.
And for parents who do not know much about home drug tests, the Teensavers kit goes well beyond the science of a positive and negative result.
Cheap or free tests online leave you searching and PAYING for a laboratory to process your positive sample.
One of the most uncomfortable feelings after seeing a preliminary positive result show up on a test you just gave your teen is figuring out what to do next.
The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit comes with free lab confirmation — a confidential GC/MS screening of your samples to give you specific scientific confirmation of what is in your loved one’s system.
And to get you through the confusion, fright, and uncertainty Teensavers has a 24/7 hotline for parents to ask questions like
-What’s this pill I found?
-Why is there foil and residue in my child’s jacket?
-What does one line, or a faint line mean on the test, versus two solid lines?
-How can I talk to my teen?
The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit also includes a Parental Support Guide, written by America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman.
It offers parents not only an education about drugs, and recognizing the signs, but emotional support on connecting with your teen when it comes to drug conversations.
Our children are precious, and the nose doesn’t always know.
Teensavers not only detects the drug use, but can help deter use.
Set the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit on the counter and it tells your children “we care about your health.”
It empowers them to tell their friends, “I can’t try drugs. My parents test me.”
It helps them fight off that peer pressure.
You can take an interactive tour of the Teensavers website, including a 360 degree tour of the kit and its’ contents by clicking HERE.