Teen and Student Drug Testing
Drug and alcohol use among teenagers continues to be a growing concern. Teens aren’t just using the “traditional” substances that most parents grew up with, making drug and alcohol use in this age group an increasing problem. Synthetic drugs have emerged, they can be easily purchased, are unregulated and it’s impossible to know what chemicals and toxins were used to manufacture them. In addition, prescription drug abuse is also increasing. These factors make monitoring teens for drug use even more important.
Teen and Student Drug Use Statistics
In 2011 – 11.4 percent of 12th graders—one in nine—reported using synthetic drugs in the past year.
In 2012 – 6.5 percent of 8th graders, 17.0 percent of 10th graders, and 22.9 percent of 12th graders used marijuana in the past month. Daily use has also increased.
In 2012 – 14.8 percent of high-school seniors used a prescription drug (not prescribed for medical purposes) in the past year.
(source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2012 Monitoring the Future Study)
ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North works with parents who suspect their teen of drug use or abuse. We can also assist school systems in need of a student drug testing program. Our consistent testing procedures ensure our test results are court-admissible and can be relied upon to make proper judgments and decisions.
Contact ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North for help with testing your student or teen.
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