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Effects on Teen Drug Testing

Dealing with peer pressure for teens and children is a crucial skill that can often set the path for their futures. The human need to fit in and gain acceptance from peers is normal, and at an impressionable young age- the wrong choice can prove deadly. When faced with the peer pressure of drugs, a […]

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What Do OPI Drug Tests Screen For

There are many different types of home drug testing kits which screen for a wide variety of substances with different origins. One of which is an OPI drug test.  As the abbreviation suggests this form of testing looks for opiates and opiate derived synthetic versions (OPI). With substance abuse numbers on the rise for opium, […]

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What Do OXY Drug Tests Screen For?

What do OXY drug tests do? Simple, they test for oxycodone, sometimes spelled oxycodin. Oxycodone is a powerful analgesic, or painkiller, available either through the black market or with a doctor’s prescription. Often it goes under numerous generic and copyrighted names. Two of the most commonly prescribe and abused is Percocet and Oxycontin. In recent […]

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What Do THC Drug Tests Screen For

Most people that have to take a THC drug test either for school or as a pre-employment measure might have a few questions; what is this test and what does it look for? THC testing analyzes a person’s urine and detects signs of Cannabinoid use. Cannabinoids are the leftovers (or metabolites) created after Marijuana is […]

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Drug Testing in Schools: What Parents Should Know

As drug use in teens continues to rise, more schools are choosing to randomly drug test students. Many parents are divided about this issue—some welcome it as another tool to steer kids away from drugs. Others view it as intrusive, a process that should be left to parents, not educators. But according to a 2010 […]

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Teen Drug Abuse: The Latest Statistics

Teen drug abuse is a terrifying topic for parents. Try as they may to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs, all too often peer pressure simply wins out over obedience and common sense. A national survey called “Monitoring the Future” offers an interesting snapshot of teen drug abuse. Surveys are conducted separately […]

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Nicotine Drug Testing

Cigarettes are a legal drug, one that used to be considered “hip” or cool to abuse. But over the past two or so decades, public opinion has definitely turned. Smoking, by most social standards, is thought of as a bad habit with negative health risks for smokers (and some argue second-hand smokers as well). There […]

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Drug Testing in Schools – Legality Issues

Drug testing in schools has been presented with a wide variety of different legality issues over the years gone by. Perhaps the most prominent one, and what many consider to be the legality issue that set the precedence for many years to come, took place in June of 1995. This occurred when the Supreme Court […]

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Parental Use of Home Drug Tests Reduces Risk of Addiction

According to the recent National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse, which is conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, children whose parents use home drug testing kits are far less vulnerable to drug addiction. The results of the extensive survey have conclusively shown that parents who […]

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Dangerous Prescription Drug Abuse Flying Under Radar Of Parents

A study designed to gauge the level of concern parents have about different drugs has shown that prescription drug abuse is a hidden threat to adolescents and teenagers across America. National polling firm RT Strategies polled 1,000 adults nationwide as part of Project 7th Grade and First Check’s Back to School campaign, finding that only […]

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