Though random drug testing may seem harsh and like the fastest way to get a teenager to shut down lines of communication, knowing that they may get drug tested is a very effective way to get them to say no when the peer pressure is on
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) October 20, 2013
ANY LAB TEST NOW®, the leading provider of direct to consumer lab testing, will participate in Red Ribbon Week by promoting their Trust But Verify program to help keep teens off of drugs. Participating teens will make a pledge to themselves, family and friends to abstain from the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products and violence during Red Ribbon Week, Wednesday, 10/23 - Thursday, 10/31. Parents and teens are encouraged to visit their local ANY LAB TEST NOW® for teen drug screening as a way to demonstrate their commitment to living drug free.
As experts in toxicology testing for cases ranging from pre-employment to criminal court and personal assessment, ANY LAB TEST NOW® has led the charge in helping parents in the ongoing battle to keep their teens drug free through the Trust But Verify program. Trust But Verify encourages open dialogue between parents and their teens about drug use and encourages random drug testing of teens, not to catch them, but to deter them from using drugs. Trust But Verify and random drug testing is also a way to support parents while helping their teens with peer pressure, as teens that know that they are randomly drug tested have a substantial reason to say no, even when asked to "just try it once." "Though random drug testing may seem harsh and like the fastest way to get a teenager to shut down lines of communication, knowing that they may get drug tested is a very effective way to get them to say no when the peer pressure is on," states Terri McCulloch, VP of Sales and Marketing at ANY LAB TEST NOW®.
The drug free mission of ANY LAB TEST NOW® extends beyond Red Ribbon week and their Trust But Verify program and includes partnerships with local schools, the community and with The Partnership at DrugFree.org. Select ANY LAB TEST NOW® owners and managers lend their time to speak to local students about the dangers of drug abuse and the importance of abstaining, as well as with parents and teachers on how to keep their kids strong in the face of peer pressure. As a strategic partner of DrugFree.org, ANY LAB TEST NOW® helps to promote The Medicine Abuse Project and their initiative which was developed to raise awareness of the growing problem of over the counter and prescription drug abuse - the fastest growing category of drug abuse among teens due to easy access of medicines such as Adderall, Xanax and Oxycodone.
ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers affordable rapid drug screens by urinalysis with results in as little as 10 minutes, or lab-based tests that include blood draw and confirmation with results within 72 hours. Tests are available for individual drugs as well as panels that screen for up to 12 common street drugs such as amphetamines, methamphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana and more. Additionally, ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers urinalysis with rapid results for the latest in synthetic substances such as K2 or "Spice" - which is considered "fake marijuana" by most users but has been qualified as a real and regulated drug by the DEA - as well as designer drugs like MDMA and Bath Salts.
To learn more about ANY LAB TEST NOW® and all of their efforts to prevent teen drug abuse visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com/for-individuals/toxicology/teen-drug-testing/.
About ANY LAB TEST NOW®
Founded in 1992, ANY LAB TEST NOW is a franchise direct access lab testing company that provides thousands of standard lab tests to consumers and businesses in a professional, convenient and cost-effective, transparent manner. With over 150 facilities around the U.S., ANY LAB TEST NOW offers a variety of affordable and confidential lab tests to consumers and businesses including general health and wellness panels, pregnancy, HIV/STD, drug, paternity and many more tests. To learn more about ANY LAB TEST NOW® visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com or like us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest for updates on lab testing, health and wellness.