Addiction Help or Drug Testing? Those May Be Your Only Choices With Your Kids
You might find the idea of testing your kids for drugs offensive. But it might not be a bad idea. So many kids are getting involved in drugs these days – and so many parents lose their kids because of it – any warning that a parent could take advantage of so they can help their kid get addiction help before it’s too late is probably a good thing.
I’ve met kids whose parents drug test them and, frankly, they don’t seem to mind it. They know their parents are watching out for them. I’m sure there are some kids who resent it, who feel like their parents don’t trust them – but I would bet that those kids are more likely than the others to have something to hide.
Although the majority of drug tests in the past have only been able to check for illegal drugs, there are now drug testing kits available that test for Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Valium, Xanax and tricyclic antidepressants. And these days your kids are probably more likely to be taking prescription drugs than street drugs.
Testing your kids now may save their lives. At the very least, it will enable you to find out fast if your kid has a drug problem. Statistics show that the earlier a person abusing drugs gets the addiction help services they need, the lower their chances of becoming a full blown addict who may remain so for years, if not for the rest of their lives.