Why Test Kids?
"Have a conversation, not a confrontation," is great advice from experts. We're attaching a good guide from the Partnership For Drug Free Kids, on how to talk to your kids - see below to download. (More... resources from Partnership For Drug Free Kids.)
Early intervention could be critical to prevent your adolescent from "experimenting" or developing a more serious "habit." If you suggest a drug test and the child agrees, you can decide which kind of test you may want to have them take.
A urine test will show recent drug or alcohol use between 1 to 3 days. A hair test can indicate long term use of drugs. Typically the hair for a drug test is taken from the crown of the head close to the root growth.
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Behaviors of Use
Some of the behaviors that a parent can look for will help to identify potential alcohol or drug use:
Physical Cues of Use
Other visual clues that could indicate alcohol or drug use: