A Parents Guide to Stop Teenage Drug Use
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2007
TestCountry, a distributor of home-based medical test kits and diagnostics, will distribute 5000 FDA Cleared urine drugs of abuse test kits free of charge to non-profit organizations, educational institutions and schools, through its "Test to Prevent Drugs" Program. The purpose of this program is to provide greater access to drug testing kits for teenagers and http://www.TestCountry.com adults with substance abuse problems.
According to the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 11 million people have experimented with MDMA (Ecstasy), more than 11 million have tried Methamphetamine, and more than 23 million have tried LSD (Acid) at least once. Nearly 45% of U.S. teenagers try Marijuana before finishing high school. Some of the side effects of these drugs include: changes in brain function, coma and seizures, memory and learning problems, distorted perception, and difficulty thinking and solving problems.
Through the "Test to Prevent Drugs" Program, any drug abuse counselor and parent who requests participation in the program will receive 25 urine test kits or other drug of abuse tests at no cost or obligation. The drug tests can detect to up to 10 different substances simultaneously including: Amphetamines (AMP), Barbiturates (BAR), Benzodiazepines (BZO), Cocaine (COC), Methamphetamines) (mAMP), Methadona (MTD), Opiates (OPI including Heroin), Phencyclidine (PCP including angle dust), Tricyclic anti-depressants(TCA) and Marijuana (THC). The package will also include an educational paper titled "A Parents Guide to Stop Teenage Drug Use". This guide was specifically designed by TestCountry to assist parents to learn about drug prevention among kids and teenagers.
Some organizations that have already benefited from the donations include the San Diego Youth and Community Services, Teen Challenge International, Volunteers of America/ Alcohol & Drug Services Center as well as many others.
"TestCountry offers a wide variety of quality merchandise. Thanks to their generosity and concern for the community, we have been able to distribute drug test kits to parents, community groups, and law enforcement at little or no charge." says Aimee H. Hendle, Community Development Coordinator at California For Drug Free Youth.
"TestCountry is proud to support non-profit organizations, institutions and parents that support the cause of drug prevention among teenagers and troubled individuals," said Vice President of TestCountry, Nepi Ilgaz. "We will continue to support charitable organizations, schools and parents through our "Test to Prevent Drugs" Program.
Individuals interested in participating in this program should contact Nepi Ilgaz, at (858) 430-2800 ext 112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About TestCountry- Building Stronger Communities TestCountry (http://www.testcountry.com) currently operates in California, Florida, and Chicago. The company develops direct-to-patient technology-based solutions to address one of the most pressing issues in healthcare today; the inability of consumers to obtain fast, convenient and confidential information about their health via instant or convenient lab based testing solutions. The company offers quality, mostly FDA cleared health tests kits to both consumers and businesses.
TestCountry's corporate philanthropy operates under a decentralized model that emphasizes on giving back to the communities where we do business and encouraging our employees to do the same.
We support many deserving non-profit organizations and institutions. Most of our support is in terms of donating test kits that serve these organizations needs in preventing drug abuse.