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It’s hard to tell kids that drugs are bad, when drug use is glamorized in movies, TV, and music. Snoop Dog is the musical ambassador for pot for the younger generation, as Willie Nelson continues to inspire baby boomer puffers.

CONCERNED THAT YOUR CHILD HAS TRIED MARIJUANA? DON’T GUESS. THERE’S A SIMPLE TEST THAT GIVE YOU THE ANSWER, PRIVATELY AND ACCURATELY.

Scores of music, movies, and television celebrities have had some pill issues. Whitney Houston appears to be the latest. Heath Ledger also had a dangerous combination of pills in his system. It’s tough when the drug use is glorified constantly.

Most parents already avoid talking to their kids about drugs. They usually figure that the “drugs are bad” message is assumed and of course they rely on programs like D.A.R.E. to make their kids aware about drugs.

But what about the parents who do stress the message at home? What about the proactive parents that monitor the media that their kids watch and listen to? Are they fighting an uphill battle?

So what happens when you have an evangelical, with plenty of airwaves to push his message, comes out endorsing marijuana? Pat Robertson believes that the war on drugs have failed. He believes that taxpayers are paying billions of dollars to support the initiative, and that people are wasting away in jails and prisons unjustly.

This is not exactly a startling revelation. The 81-year-old danced around the decriminalization topic in 2010.

This week, the former presidential candidate told the New York Times, “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol.” “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”

With a following of millions, how do parents combat Robertson’s message, which is being spread by drug legalization groups across the social media?

How can parents tell their kids marijuana and all other drugs are bad, when an evangelical leader endorses them? Marijuana remains illegal for everyone, except for patients of numerous states’ medical marijuana laws. Once legalized, could the marijuana mindset become something similar to the alcohol mindset? With booze, may kids have the perception that “if it’s good enough for adults, it’s good enough for me.” Of course that thinking contributes to the serious number of binge drinking teens and young adults across college campuses. If legalized, would we have a growing number of potheads in our society?

America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, a 30-year treatment veteran says the message is simple, “Parents should tell their kids that everyone has an opinion. Some people are brilliant on some subjects but not as informed about others. For example, some Europeans believe that it is acceptable for 10-year-olds to have wine at dinner. Most families do not. That’s why each family should make the decision what’s good for their family, despite what high profile person is saying it. Reinforce your values, and your kids will listen.”

Parents asked a lot of questions regarding these kits

Parents asked a lot of questions regarding these kits

Teensaver Diagnostics Inc. was among the attendees at the annual Orange County Substance Abuse Network Showcase in Costa Mesa on September 22nd.

The event featured hundreds of attendees who included Orange County substance abuse professionals, educators, parents, and students.

Steve and Scott set up the Teensaver Booth

Steve and Scott set up the Teensaver Booth

Steve and Scott talk about the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit with professionals

Steve and Scott talk about the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit with professionals

Teaming up to stop teen substance abuse.

Teaming up to stop teen substance abuse

Steve talks about his history in treatment

Steve talks about his history in treatment

Keynote speaker Gene Bedley discusses Rachel's challenge

Keynote speaker Gene Bedley discusses Rachel's challenge

For more photos from the Network’s website, click the link below.

http://apps.ocprevention.org/gallery/album.cfm?a=2303

A new study released today by the National Center of Addiction and
Substance Abuse at Columbia revealed how important family dinners are in
combating teen drug use.

NEED TO TEST A TEEN THAT MAY BE USING DRUGS?  CLICK HERE.

“Parental
engagement in children’s lives is key to raising healthy, drug-free
kids and one of the simplest acts of parental engagement is sitting down
to the family dinner,” CASA chairperson and founder Joseph A. Califano,
Jr. said in a statement. “Seventeen years of surveying teens has taught
us that the more often children have dinner with their families the
less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.”

The difference
boils down to how much time children spend with their parents.   The
study compared teens that spent 21 or more hours a week with their
parents with teens that spend 7 or fewer hours with their families.

When
compared, the students who spend a lesser amount of time with their
families turned to alcohol or drugs at a lot higher rate than the other
set of children.

America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, says that
the study shows how easy it is to have your children on the 21 or more
hours side of the line, “Not only can you have them eat with you, but
have them active in the food making process, from the decision on which
meal to make, all the way to serving up the food.     Parents do not
realize just how valuable spending time with their children can be.   It
can have a huge impact on the choices those teens make down the road.”

 

 

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The
#1 recommended brand by addiction specialists and the #1 family brand
of home drug testing kits, Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits, are now
available at the drugstore.com™
TeenSaver Diagnostics Inc., an Irvine, California based company, announced today that the drugstore.com™,
a leading online provider of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy
products, is now selling the Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit, the popular
family brand of home drug test kits.

“We are very excited that the drugstore.com™
is offering several options of Teensavers® Home Drug Test kits,” says
Steve Stahovich, President of TeenSaver Diagnostics Inc.  “We know that
there are millions of pro-active, alert parents who are testing their
children for drugs.  It is important to us that we make the right drug
test available to them, based on their needs.  A family concerned about a
habitual teen marijuana smoker can rely on a one-panel THC test.   But a
family, who may fear that their child is trying prescription drugs or
other designer substances, can rely on our comprehensive 12-panel test.”

Stahovich
says that trust and confidence are two major factors in parents using a
home drug test.   “There are cheaper, foreign made products sold online
that will not give you the best results.   We value that families want
reliable, confidential, and affordable drug testing, and now we are
excited that the drugstore.com™ can deliver Teensavers® products that meet those expectations.”

The drugstore.com™
is the go-to website for families, offering a wide assortment of more
than 60,000 products at competitive prices while providing a convenient,
private, and informative shopping experience.

There are five different Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kits available on the drugstore.com™:
— 1-panel ($16.99) Marijuana (THC) test.
— 3-panel ($21.99), which tests for Marijuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.
— 5-panel ($25.99) screens for the previous three drugs, plus Oxycodone and Opiates.
— 7-panel ($29.99) screens for the previous 5 drugs plus Benzodiazepines and Ecstasy (MDMA.)

— 12-panel test is the most comprehensive Teensavers® Home Drug
Test Kit.   It screens for Marijuana, Cocaine, PCP, Opiates,
Amphetamines, Methamphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Oxycodone,
Methadone, Ecstasy (MDMA), and Tricyclic Antidepressants.   The
12-panel test is currently being offered for $39.99.

“Prescription
drug abuse is soaring.  You cannot smell your child for pills like you
can for alcohol and marijuana.  My history of substance abuse treatment
allowed me to develop the most comprehensive test for families to detect
teen substance abuse,” says Stahovich.

“Teens may fess up to
smoking a joint, but they may still be sneaking pills from the medicine
cabinet.  That abuse can quickly lead to an opiate addiction.  Our home
drug tests offer not only results, but guidance before, during, and
after you gives the test.”

The Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit is
laboratory accurate, made in America, and approved by the FDA.  The test
is endorsed by America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, a 30-year
treatment veteran.    The Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit was recently
named a 2011 “Top Products”  Winner by Parent Tested, Parent Approved,
one of the most reliable and valuable online resources for parents.
The entire product line has also received high regards from numerous
“mom blogs” for the ease of use, the science behind the tests, and the
around-the-clock helpline offered to families.
Founded by President Steve Stahovich, a long time recovery and addiction specialist, Teensaver 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 Teensaver
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

Teensaver 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.

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Founded
by President Steve Stahovich, a long time recovery and addiction
specialist, Teensaver 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 Teensaver
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

Teensaver 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.

TeenSaver Diagnostics Inc., an Irvine, California based company, is
thrilled to announce that the most family friendly and most accurate
home drug testing product line approved by the FDA, the Teensavers® Home
Drug Test Kit, is now available to the 66 million customers who shop at
Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer.

“In the world
of online retail, it is no secret that Amazon.com is the undisputed
leader for nearly 100 million customers,” said Steve Stahovich. “What
originally was an online bookstore has now become the trusted go-to
everything store for families. We feel excited that parents can find our
products on Amazon.com, as they shop for other necessities for their
families and for their homes.”

There are five different Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kits available on Amazon.com:
— 1-panel ($16.99) Marijuana (THC) test.
— 3-panel ($21.99), which tests for Marijuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.
— 5-panel ($25.99) screens for the previous three drugs, plus Oxycodone and Opiates.
— 7-panel ($29.99) screens for the previous 5 drugs plus Benzodiazepines and Ecstasy (MDMA.)

— 12-panel test is the most comprehensive Teensavers® Home Drug Test
Kit. It screens for Marijuana, Cocaine, PCP, Opiates, Amphetamines,
Methamphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Oxycodone, Methadone,
Ecstasy (MDMA), and Tricyclic Antidepressants. The 12-panel test is
currently being offered for $39.99.

“After my history of
substance abuse treatment, I am proud to provide home drug testing
choices to families,” said Stahovich. “Most times a teen may admit to
smoking marijuana, but our tests can help catch if there is a silent
substance in your child’s system. Our home drug tests offer not only
results, but guidance before, during, and after you gives the test.”

The
Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit is 99.9% accurate, made in America, and
approved by the FDA. The test is endorsed by America’s Parenting Coach,
Tim Chapman, a 30-year treatment veteran. Chapman says the Teensavers®
Home Drug Test Kit is a tool that belongs in all family medicine
cabinets. “Kids are turning to prescription drugs in alarming numbers.
This test can be your weapon in not only detecting the drug use, but
deterring it. Having this test at home puts teens on notice that they
could face drug testing at any time. The next time they are asked to try
drugs by someone they know, they won’t hesitate to say, “I can’t. My
parents home drug test me.””

The Teensavers® Home Drug Test Kit
was recently named a 2011 “Top Products” Winner by Parent Tested, Parent
Approved, one of the most reliable and valuable online resources for
parents. The entire product line has also received high regards from
numerous “mom blogs” for the ease of use, the science behind the tests,
and the around-the-clock helpline offered to families. “When you buy our
test from Amazon.com, you have the reassurance that you are getting a
quality product that is made with your family’s best interest at heart.
We are proud that more parental groups, like Parent Tested, Parent
Approved endorse our products,” said Stahovich.

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Our product is currently not available on Walgreens.com

 

 

 

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The product you need to ensure that your teen is drug-free can be found at Walgreens.com.   Just click on the picture, and you will get directed to the mosted trusted and reliable pharmacy in the nation.    You can trust the partnership between Walgreen’s online unit and the Teensavers Team.    The most popular home drug test, the Teensavers 12-panel, is on sale currently for $34.99.

Researchers from The University of Washington and Virginia Tech released this wonderful study.

Their findings: 2 simple talks with your teens each year, can help make a huge impact on your teen when it comes to smoking pot.

Here is their press release:

CLICK HERE if you suspect your teen may be using drugs, or you need help with a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 29, 2011 –
Nearly a third of high school students in the United States report
smoking marijuana. Despite the mixed messages about the safety of
marijuana, it is risky behavior for teens, who are, after all, still
developing.

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of
Washington have demonstrated that a brief, voluntary conversation with
an adult led to up to a 20 percent decrease in marijuana use for
teenagers who frequently used the drug. The research was published
online June 20 in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors,
in the article, “Randomized Controlled Trial of Motivational
Enhancement Therapy with Nontreatment-Seeking Adolescent Cannabis Users:
A Further Test of the Teen Marijuana Check-Up,” by Denise D. Walker, Robert S. Stephens, Roger Roffman, Josephine DeMarce, Brian Lozano, Sheri Towe, and Belinda Berg

Walker, research assistant professor of social work and co-director of the University of Washington’s Innovative Programs Research Group,
said, “Adolescence is a big developmental period for learning adult
roles. Smoking marijuana regularly can impede development and school
performance, and it sets kids up for other risky behaviors.”

But a “non-finger wagging” approach called Teen Marijuana Check-Up could encourage teens to reduce their marijuana use.

“Teen
marijuana users have few options for sorting out the disparate
information on the risks of smoking marijuana. The programs we are
developing and testing will hopefully help fill the gap,” said Stephens,
chair of psychology at Virginia Tech and director of the addictions
lab.

Many teens have concerns about their use of marijuana, “even
if they’re not sharing them with family or friends,” Walker said. If a
convenient and easy opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of their drug
use is offered that isn’t “shaming or blaming,” kids will participate
in it voluntarily, she said.

The researchers went to high school
classrooms and gave short presentations describing myths and facts about
marijuana, common reasons why teens smoke it, and its health, and
behavior consequences.

The researchers told the students about the
study, saying it was intended to give feedback on – not treat – each
student’s marijuana use. Students could volunteer privately. Of about
7,100 students who heard about the study, 619 volunteered, and 310 met
its criterion of smoking marijuana regularly.

The participants,
ninth through 12th graders attending Seattle public schools, had two
one-on-one meetings with health educators. During the meetings, which
lasted 30-60 minutes each over two weeks, the health educators used one
of two approaches:

  • Motivational interviewing, in which the
    health educator and student discussed the student’s marijuana use and
    how it might be interfering with the student’s life, goals, and personal
    values, and the health educator told the student about social norms of
    how much others use the drug.
  • An educational approach in which a
    PowerPoint presentation described current marijuana research and health
    and psychological effects of marijuana use.

Participants in
the motivational interviewing group started the study using marijuana
40 out of the previous 60 days. Three months after counseling they had
decreased their use 20 percent, to 32 out of 60 days. After a year they
still showed a 15 percent decrease, 34 days out of 60.

Participants
in the educational treatment group had slower results, reporting an 8
percent decrease from 38 to 35 days out of 60 days three months after
the treatment ended. A year later, they reported using marijuana 34 of
60 days, an 11 percent overall drop.

The researchers called the
findings “encouraging in that apparently meaningful reductions in
cannabis use resulting from the brief meetings were sustained over a
relatively lengthy period of time.”

Stephens said, “A unique
aspect of this research has been our ability to get teens to voluntarily
sign up for the programs. Previous research has focused mainly on teens
who are coerced into treatment programs by schools, parents, or the
legal system, but there are many more users who may profit from talking
to someone about their use if we can give them options that are
appealing.”

Walker said that the low-burden, low-cost program
could be disseminated to drug and alcohol counselors in schools. The
program “is supposed to attract people who aren’t ready for a full
treatment, but are interested in having a conversation with a
professional trained to discuss concerns with substance use,” she said.

The study was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Of the co-authors, Josephine DeMarce of Salem, Va., is a 2006 Ph.D. graduate in psychology from Virginia Tech; Brian Lozano of Charleston, S.C., is a 2008 Ph.D. graduate of psychology from Virginia Tech; Sheri Towe of Martinez, Ga., is a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech; Roger Roffman
is professor of sociology and director of the Innovative Programs
Research Group at the University of Washington; and Belinda Berg is a
health educator with the School of Social Work at the University of
Washington.

Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech
attracts students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The
university’s eight colleges achieve quality, innovation, and results
through teaching, research, and outreach in Blacksburg and at other
campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Richmond,
Southern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Roanoke.

TeenSaver Diagnostics Inc., an Irvine, California based
company, is proud to announce that the latest generation of home drug
testing, the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit®, is available on Walgreens
drug store’s online site, Walgreens.com.
“We are pleased that
the Walgreens family and Walgreens.com is now offering a family branded
home drug test kit,” said Steve Stahovich, President of TeenSaver
Diagnostics.     “For over 100 years, Walgreens has been a leader in
providing affordable and reliable home and health care products to
families across America.   We have tremendous pride that families can
trust the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit®, and we are grateful that the
Walgreens Corporation, the nation’s largest drug store chain, shares
that same trust in our product.”
There are five different Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits® available on the retailer’s website, Walgreens.com:
— 1-panel ($16.99) Marijuana (THC) test.
— 3-panel ($21.99), which tests for Marijuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.
— 5-panel ($25.99) screens for the previous three drugs, plus Oxycodone and Opiates.
— 7-panel ($29.99) screens for the previous 5 drugs plus Benzodiazepines and Ecstasy (MDMA.)

Click on the box below or HERE to order from Walgreens.com right now.

— 12-panel test is the most comprehensive Teensavers Home Drug Test
Kit®.   It screens for Marijuana, Cocaine, PCP, Opiates, Amphetamines,
Methamphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Oxycodone, Methadone,
Ecstasy (MDMA), and Tricyclic Antidepressants.   The 12-panel test is
currently being offered with an introductory discount price of $34.99.

“We are proud to be able to offer home drug testing choices to
families,” said Stahovich.  “If they suspect their loved one may be
using Marijuana, they can rely on our THC-only test.    If they want to
make sure that their loved one is not using a wide variety of drugs,
they can use our comprehensive 12-panel drug test.”
The
Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® is 99.9% accurate, made in America, and
approved by the FDA.    The test is endorsed by America’s Parenting
Coach, Tim Chapman, a 30-year treatment veteran.     Chapman says the
Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® is a tool that belongs in all family
medicine cabinets.  “Kids are turning to prescription drugs in alarming
numbers.   This test can be your weapon in not only detecting the drug
use, but deterring it.   Having this test at home puts teens on notice
that they could face drug testing at any time.   The next time they are
asked to try drugs by someone they know, they won’t hesitate to say, “I
can’t. My parents home drug test me.””
The Teensavers Home Drug
Test Kit® was recently named a Spring 2011 “Top Products”  Winner by
Parent Tested, Parent Approved, one of the most reliable and valuable
online resources for parents.   “Walgreens customers, can have complete
confidence that the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit® has the endorsement
of the PTPA, its testers, and its devoted followers,” said Stahovich.
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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.

More information can be found online at http://Myteensavers.com

A new study SAMHSA study shines a light on the rising abuse of pills specifically Benzodiazepines.

Benzodiazepines
are a class of central nervous system depressant drugs that are
commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, and seizure disorders.1
They were introduced in the late 1950s to replace barbiturates and
other drugs that often had unwanted side effects, including a high
addiction potential. It was not until almost 30 years later that the
potential of benzodiazepines for abuse and dependence was recognized.

Benzodiazepines
are often abused in combination with alcohol or other drugs
(particularly opiates) to enhance or lengthen the high provided by the
other substances or to offset their adverse effects. However, the abuse of benzodiazepines in combination with other substances can have severe and sometimes fatal consequences.

While
the 10 year growth of usage seems small, the indicators that more
people are being treated for abusing the pills is alarming.

America’s
Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, says the report is consistent with what
he’s seeing in his patients.  “With the rise in the marijuana culture
because of medicinal marijuana, parents have focused on marijuana
usage.   But the real danger, that typically goes unmentioned, are
prescription drugs.   Children have no problem experimenting with pills
like Xanax and Valuium.     Unfortunately, especially when it comes to
the opiates, as soon as the pills run out, users turn to heroin and
other street drugs.”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) study found that admissions for treatment of benzodiazepine
abuse among patients 12 and older rose from 22,400 in 1998 to 60,200 a
decade later. Benzodiazepine-related admissions accounted for 3.2
percent of all substance abuse admissions in 2008, compared with 1.3
percent in 1998.

The report also highlights that almost all
benzodiazepine admissions (95 percent) reported abuse of another
substance in addition to abuse of benzodiazepines: 82.1 percent reported
primary abuse of another substance with secondary abuse of
benzodiazepines, and 12.9 percent reported primary abuse of
benzodiazepines with secondary abuse of another substance.

A  comprehensive 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit screens for
Benzodiaepines, along with opiates, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, PCP,
Amphetamines, Methamphetamine, Barbiturates, Methodone, Oxycodone, and
Tricyclic Antidepressants.

 

 

 

 

CNN has a great article out this morning on its’ political ticker.

The most powerful information was on the last line:

Daily, 50 people in our nation die from unintentional prescription opioid overdoses and, daily, 20 times that number are admitted to hospital emergency departments for opioid overdoses,” said John Eadie, director of the Prescription Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University.

That’s a shocking number of deaths and illnesses because of the reckless use of pills.   A good portion of these victim are teens, who think there is little harm in taking a pill.   Of the millions who survive their pill usage, a good portion become addicted to opiates, and they turn to heroin.

Protect your child with a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.    You can get one clicking right HERE.

For the CNN article you can click HERE.