Home Drug Test: Prescription Drugs and Teens – A “Legal” high?
Think purchasing a home drug test kit
to detect narcotic use for your teen is unnecessary? This might change your mind. Prescription drugs for teens are the new high. In a study at the University of Wisconsin, 1 out of 5 students have tried illicit prescription drugs. Most often these drugs are viewed as legal and harmless. After all, doctors prescribe them, people take them and our parents purchased them legally. What is the harm? The harm is this, many teens abuse pills because often these pills are easily accessible and free, that is, they reside in their parent’s medicine cabinet. They assume pills cannot hurt them. Pills, after all, are prescribed by a doctor and are safely used to make a person better. However, there is danger. Teens who abuse prescription drugs often do it when they have been drinking and/or using other drugs. They also may chew the pill instead of swallowing whole, or they may crush the pill, there by getting a quicker more potent “high” or they may dilute the pills in water and inject it. Teens also can become more easily addicted to drugs than adults. Drug addiction is lifelong. A home drug test
can determine if your child is using pain killers.
Most often teens will abuse pain killers, drugs such as Oxycodone that are in the opiate class. Drugs such as oxycodone are very powerful and in the same class as heroin, morphine and codeine.
Signs your child is abusing oxycontin or similar drugs are the following:
- Small pupils
- Slow Breathing
- Clammy Skin
- Cold Skin
Be aware that some of these same signs are also associated with alcohol use. The good news is that you can now test your teen at home, if you suspect any drug abuse or simply want your child to have a strong detterant to doing drugs. A home drug test can detect use of oxycontin and related drugs. Home drug testing kits are also quick, accurate and are done in the privacy of your own home.