Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) March 31, 2008
WellStep, LLC announces the launch of its nationwide drug testing program for teens and young adults, the first of its kind in the United States. This program addresses the growing problem of teen prescription drug abuse (Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Ritalin) in addition to other commonly abused street drugs such as marijuana and cocaine.
The launch of WellStep's new teen drug testing program was timed to follow a major public education campaign to raise awareness of the problem of teen prescription drug abuse sponsored by the White House Office of Drug Control Policy. The advertising kickoff was televised during the Superbowl on January 24.
WellStep allows parents to bring their teen or college-age child to a convenient lab collection site for urine drug testing by trained technicians through its easy-to-use web site, http://www.WellStep.com.
Wellstep's special, expanded urine drug screen includes testing for drugs widely used in this age group, including oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet, Roxicet) and mdma (Ecstasy) addition to marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines/metamphetamines, barbiturates, methadone, opioids (Lortab, Vicodin, Norco, Heroin), benzopdiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan) and pcp (Angel Dust)
WellStep has assembled a network of prestigious SAMSHA certified testing laboratories with thousands of convenient collection sites across the country.
Mark Banov, MD, MPH, President of WellStep, LLC stated, "This program was developed due to parents asking for a more dependable and reliable way to test their children for drugs. Their kids were routinely defeating home drug tests by adding various chemicals such as 'Klear' and diluting their urine with water."
Banov continued, "Parents can save their child's life by being on top of an early drug problem. But kids are well aware how to cheat on the home drug test kits that are out there. We want the test to be done right."
In addition to its new drug testing program, WellStep, LLC operates an outpatient, office-based drug and alcohol treatment program in metro Atlanta.
For more information regarding having your teen or college-age child tested at one of WellStep's conveniently located lab collection sites in your community, please visit http://www.WellStep.com.