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The creators of the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits have been warning parents for quite some time, that there’s a simple three step process from you being loose about pills at home, to your teen becoming a heroin addict.

Step 1: You leave unattended pills at the home.

Step 2: You son or daughter polish them off, creating an opiate addiction.

Step 3: Pills are too expensive and too hard to find, so your loved one moves onto heroin, a much cheaper and purer high.

Think that it’s too outrageous to happen to your loved one? Talk to the parent of a heroin addict. It all starts the same way. Very few people decide one day, I’m going to try heroin. Heroin is a need that typically derives from an opiate addiction.

MSNBC is bringing attention to a problem that treatment specialists, counselors, and regular American families have been coping with for years.

Click here for MSNBC’s story.

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Teensavers came across the release from Tufts University which points out why parents need to monitor what their kids do and how they can help them make better choices.

MARIJUANA SMOKING ISN’T A RITE OF PASSAGE FOR TEENS. AND WHILE NEARLY 30% OF TEENS SMOKE POT, MANY THINK IT’S SAFE AND SHOULD BE LEGAL. DON’T LET YOUR TEEN FALL INTO THIS TRAP AND HARM NOT ONLY THEIR FUTURE, BUT PERHAPS THEIR CHILDREN’S FUTURE. CLICK HERE FOR THE ACCURATE AND RELIABLE ANSWER TO TEEN DRUG EXPERIMENTATION.

Here is the press release from Tufts University.

Mothers who use marijuana as teens—long before having children—may put their future children at a higher risk of drug abuse, new research suggests.

Researchers in the Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology section at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study to determine the transgenerational effects of cannabinoid exposure in adolescent female rats. For three days, adolescent rats were administered the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN-55, 212-2, a drug that has similar effects in the brain as THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. After this brief exposure, they remained untreated until being mated in adulthood.

The male offspring of the female rats were then measured against a control group for a preference between chambers that were paired with either saline or morphine. The rats with mothers who had adolescent exposure to WIN-55,212-2 were significantly more likely to opt for the morphine-paired chamber than those with mothers who abstained. The results suggest that these animals had an increased preference for opiate drugs.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmocology and funded by the National Institutes of Health.

“Our main interest lies in determining whether substances commonly used during adolescence can induce behavioral and neurochemical changes that may then influence the development of future generations,” said Research Assistant Professor John J. Byrnes, the study’s lead author, “We acknowledge that we are using rodent models, which may not fully translate to the human condition. Nevertheless, the results suggest that maternal drug use, even prior to pregnancy, can impact future offspring.”

Byrnes added that much research is needed before a definitive connection is made between adolescent drug use and possible effects on future children.

The study builds on earlier findings by the Tufts group, most notably a study published last year in Behavioral Brain Research by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Byrnes that morphine use as adolescent rats induces changes similar to those observed in the present study.

Other investigators in the field have previously reported that cannabinoid exposure during pregnancy (in both rats and humans) can affect offspring development, including impairment of cognitive function, and increased risk of depression and anxiety.

Byrnes JJ, Johnson NL, Schenk ME, Byrnes EM. Cannabinoid exposure in adolescent female rats induces transgenerational effects on morphine conditioned place preference in male offspring [published online ahead of print April 15 2012]. J Psychopharmacol, 2012. DOI: 10.1177/0269881112443745

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About the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Founded in 1978 in North Grafton, Mass., Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is internationally esteemed for academic programs that impact society and the practice of veterinary medicine; three hospitals and two clinics that combined log more than 80,000 animal cases each year; and groundbreaking research that benefits animal, public, and environmental health.

There’s a new machine that’s dispensing marijuana. It’s not the first time we’ve seen machines like this. CBS News in LA ran a story about a machine in 2008.

But it’s aimed at making marijuana available for patients 24 hours a day. So when the regulated dispensary closes at 9pm or whatever, its’ customers can continue to buy around the clock.

But who is watching the buyers? Sure there’s a fingerprint system and a cameras, but how do sellers know that a legitimate patient isn’t buying an ounce with the intention of providing it to his teenaged buddies standing right next to him. He may not be that much of a smoker, so he may only need an 1/8 ounce. That’s 7/8 left for the teens, who would probably gladly cover the costs of the cannabis.

In a glance at some of the stories surrounding this, customers are reporting that the marijuana isn’t as fresh, so maybe like the ones that debuted 4 years ago, they will not be very popular.

But the big concern is teenagers getting their hand on marijuana.

To see video of the machine, you can check out the story on the OC Register by clicking here.

Thousands of kids smoked pot for the first time yesterday.

But don’t that let that experimentation on 4/20 become a 24/7 event.

Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit is your weapon to make sure your teen is clean!

Click on the box to get your home drug test!