ABOUT THE BOOK
This "Hot-off-the-press" book (Drugs and Your Teen) is
a comprehensive work on the necessity of developing a line of communication with your child as well as providing information on all legal and illegal
drugs available. It shows how to test children for drug/alcohol use, and offers methods of recovery.
It challenges parents to know where their children are and who they're with, as well as what they're doing. From the financial side, treatment
costs can be as high as $30,000 a month. It is always better to prevent, than treat because once an addict, always an addict. Even a
"cured" addict still has a lifelong addiction. Our book details what parents can expect if it is necessary to put their child into treatment.
Parents fear that they don't know enough about substance abuse to confront their children. They understand that their children are threatened
by drug dealers, peer pressure, gangs and friends who try to push them into the addictive world of drugs and alcohol. Parents must take the
upper hand in preventing substance abuse by their children; they can only do this by becoming drug savvy. Our book provides that knowledge, i
n easy-to understand text and pictures.
All-inclusive book on Drug and alcohol addiction, with charts, graphs, glossary, appendices, pictures and in-depth information on saving
your kids from the horrors of drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Why this book is critical: The Awful Facts
Statistics are often thrown at us, but do we really pay attention? If we did, we would probably all be out protesting the availability of drugs and
alcohol. Statistics don't always show the whole truth. By the time numbers are taken, recorded, verified, and published, they are already outdated,
and meanwhile the problem has grown worse. Drug abuse numbers never get better over the years. Dealers have just gotten more devious. Take a good look
at these stats.
Statistics on Youth and Substance Abuse
(Some of these statistics appeared in the original manual by The Drug Test Consultant; refer to the Preface). Nearly every child, of any age and
income levels is offered drugs. Consider the following:
- America accounts for approximately 6% of the world's population, yet consumes approximately 67% of the world's illicit drugs.
- Over 35 million Americans are addicted to legal and non-legal medications
- 18 million Americans are alcoholics. ("National Household Survey," NIDA)
- Nearly 20 million Americans regularly use hashish or marijuana
- Over 5 million people regularly use cocaine or crack
- Every day 5,000 people use cocaine or crack for the first time.
- Today's marijuana is at least 5 - 20 times stronger than that of the 1960's and 1970's. Kids have a wide choice of powerful,
mind-altering drugs (such as Ecstasy, Ketamine and GHB).
- 88.5% of school-aged children say it is easy to get drugs.
- More than 60% of youth, who use marijuana before the age of 15, go on to cocaine.
- Over 54% of high school students will have used an illegal drug by the time they are seniors. Age 13 is the average for first use.
- 1 out of every 2 kids has tried drugs.
- 2 out of 10 kids regularly use illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or alcohol.
- 82% of those of work age have used cocaine.
- "Club drugs" are often available at raves (parties) where supervision is lacking and secrecy, unsafe sex, and impaired judgment are common.
- Before parents suspect it, their kids have used drugs/alcohol for about 2 years.
- Medical insurance policies can have clauses allowing them to refuse medical claims if an illegal substance is present in the body
at the time of treatment, so parents could be forced to pay as much as $20,000-$30,000 per month per child to rehabilitate.
- NIDA encapsulated info indicated the number of offenders under age 18 admitted to prison for drug offenses increased 12-fold
(from 70 to 840). (Source: http://www.thercg.org/trends/ttoda.pdf
[US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Profile of State Prisoners Under Age 18, 1985-1997]).
- Parents are generally held legally responsible for their children's actions, and several states have enacted the Parental
Responsibility Law or Liability (PRL); (see http://www.sciencedirect.com/science)
Even if a state doesn't have a PRL, damages done by a child are usually paid for by parents, even if they don't know their
child is using drugs. The problem is big; the solution is powerful. Test your children, your employees, sports teams,
youth in camps, students, and church groups. Just knowing they can be randomly tested serves as a deterrent for youth
from trying drugs/alcohol. Testing can easily be accomplished using our small kit in the privacy of your home;
children can even be tested without their knowing it. Instantly you can know the results, which lets you help your
children before they are so deep into abuse that they can't be saved. There is hope, so test your children.
The kits are legal, safe, reliable, easy to use and private