National Institute on Drug Abuse Addresses Myths about Teen Substance Use
Have you heard the news? The National Institute on Drug Abuse is in the midst of the third annual National Drug Facts Week , ending February 3, 2012. Everyone is invited to take part in National Drug Facts Week, which means you have the opportunity to help shatter the myths about drug use for teens.
Every day, teens are bombarded with conflicting messages that may leave them feeling confused and unsure of who to ask for information about drug use. With 7.4% of teens reporting abuse of prescription drugs in the past year and 22.6% of 12th graders reporting using marijuana in the past month, it’s crucial to reach teens with the facts.
This is an excellent time for parents to learn more about what drugs are around their children. As family drug testing experts, ODT has the ability to test for just about any drug. The most common drugs we test for are:
Marijuana Cocaine Amphetamines Heroin
Synthetic Marijuana Prescription Pills PCP Designer Drugs
Wondering how you can take part? There are plenty of ways to get involved in National Drug Facts Week. You can:
- Host a local event in your community — don’t forget to register it online
- Distribute the Drugs: Shatter the Myths booklet to teens
- Take the National Drug IQ Challenge, which is updated each year
- Become a social media partner
If you are interested in confidentially drug testing your children, call 800-211-4469 to speak with an Occupational Drug Testing expert. We are here to help.