it's about prevention

last night we stopped by wal-mart to pick up a few things, and as jarom went to grab a bottle of ibuprofen I happened to see an interesting product near the pharmacy window. it said “12 drug test,” and indeed, on further reading, that is exactly what it does.

when you suspect your son or daughter (it says “loved one” on the package, so I suppose spouse or parent is fair as well) is abusing drugs, simply collect a urine sample in the provided cup. secure the lid and wait 5-10 minutes, after which you can see preliminary negative or positive results for 7 illegal and 5 prescription drugs: including marijuana, cocaine, opiates (including Heroin), methamphetamines, ecstasy, amphetamines, phencyclidine, benzodiazepine, barbiturates, methadone, tricyclic antidepressants, and oxycodone.

if results come back positive you are requested to send the sample to their lab for further analysis, though they guarantee 100% confidentiality.

I have this sneaking suspicion that it might be easier to just build a good relationship with your kids from the start, and not worry about trying to collect a urine sample for drug testing…

(I found this amusing: first check’s website states that they also make a drink check product, so you can test whether someone has slipped illicit drugs into your drink. awkward enough to do that check in the first place, but what if it comes back positive?)