DRUG FREE MCKINNEY

January 13, 2023

SIX REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DRUG TEST YOUR TEEN

1) Peer Pressure is Unbelievable

2) Drugs are Easily Available

3) Drugs are an Effective, Easy Escape

4) It is Viewed as a Cool Thing to Do

5) Statistics Prove That You Should Drug Test

6) Testing Can Open Up Communication


Read the AddictionBlog (an American Addiction Centers resource) article from Nicole Kolly here

McKinney Youth Drug Testing

Drug use, overdose, and loss of life is preventable. Testing your child is one tool that can help. That's why we are excited to partner with Any Lab Now, in McKinney, located at 1705 W University Drive, Suite 112, providing a discounted rate (of $35) when you mention Drug Free McKinney, for a rapid drug test (urine), done on-site. On average 1 out of 5 kids use a substance, and drug testing your child not only can help identify a problem but also helps provide your child with an "out" in peer pressure situations by being able to tell peers, "my parents drug test me." There is no perfect solution, but we hope this resource helps save lives. Find out more at McKinney Youth Drug Testing Site - Coalition for McKinney Drug Free Youth (drugfreemckinney.org)

WHAT IS THE 10-PANEL RAPID DRUG SCREEN?

An Instant Urine Drug Test (10‐Panel) typically checks for the presence of 10 drug metabolites including: Amphetamine, Methamphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Methadone, Propoxyphene (please confirm with Any Lab Now upon arrival).
Testing teens for drugs

Limits of Urine Drug Testing

A chemical analysis of urine—or urinalysis—is the most common drug test. But the test has limits, and parents should consider the following pitfalls:

  • Test may not detect all illicit drugs. Most routine urine tests do not catch LSD, ketamine, Ecstasy, inhalant, or anabolic steroid use. They also may not detect alcohol, the substance that teens are most likely to use.
  • Test results may be false negatives. Other drugs are detectable for only a short time after they are used. Most drugs—other than marijuana—can be flushed from the user's system in as few as 12 hours. Within 2 or 3 days, these drugs are almost always undetectable.
  • Test results may be false positives. Urine tests that do detect drug use may be misleading and should be confirmed by more specific tests. For instance, routine urine test results may show marijuana use days—or even weeks—after your teen has quit using the drug. Some drug tests may mistake traces of legal painkillers containing ibuprofen or naproxen for signs of marijuana use.
  • Sinus or allergy medicines may show up as amphetamines in drug tests. Other common medicines can test as tranquilizers.

Find out more about drug testing your teen at The American Academy of Pediatrics

Meet up with McKinney Police at Coffee With Cops!

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