Many parents worry that their child is using drugs, and why wouldn’t they be? With so many different types of drugs out there and peer pressure, it’s not hard to worry. On top of that, information from the Statistics on Drug Misuse: England 2018 show that 24 percent of kids have taken drugs in 2016. In 2014, it was just 15 percent. Just 11 percent of 11-year-olds have ever taken drugs while that percentage more than doubles in 15-year-olds with 37 percent.
Drug Testing Kit Can Help Ease Parents’ Worries
As a parent, how can you rest your mind knowing that your child could be using drugs? Is there any way to test their environment and belongings to find out for sure? Actually, there is! There is a kit that allows parents to test their child’s room without alerting them that you’re doing it. Why a kit?
- It can be useful for parents who believe their child is using drugs but need further proof before they confront them.
- It’s also ideal for parents who want to make sure no drugs are on the premises.
How Does The Kit Work?
Following the instructions, parents can use the kit to swab any surface, sending the sample back in a provided tamper-evident bag. It’s then analysed with results being given via email, post or by phone (however, parents choose for this information to be provided). The kit can detect minute amounts of prescription or controlled substances. If drugs are detected during the analysis, a report is given that details which drugs were found and what their designation is under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
- Standard, Fast Track kits have one swab and analysis
- Multi kit offers five swabs to test multiple areas
Where Should You Swab Test?
There are numerous places you can test in your child’s room and belongings such as:
- Desk surfaces
- Coat pockets
- Pants pockets
- Dresser drawers
- Special containers
Just think of anywhere your child has hidden things before and you can swab for drugs there.
Who Can Use The Kit?
The kit isn’t just ideal for parents who need to know if their child is using drugs. It’s also useful for employers, landlords or other people where drugs are a concern, and there are drug policies in place.
What Test Is Used To Analyse The Sample?
All testing kit swabs are analysed by our U.K. Home Office licensed forensic drugs laboratory. Our professional and highly-experienced scientists use the GCMS method (Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry) to analyze samples received.
How Long For The Results To Come Back?
Your kit is sent out within one working day, and upon its return to the lab, we will process the samples. Standard kits receive results within 10 business days; fast track kits receive results in five business days.
Special Note – Any information contained in the report is not permissible for evidence-use (only for intelligence reasons. Swabs can only be used for testing surfaces; not for testing urine, saliva or hands. If you are worried about your child using drugs or want additional information for support, visit https://www.talktofrank.com/worried-about-a-child.