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How to test for drugs around the home

How to test for drugs around the home

How to test for drugs around the home – the evidence is there.

This article is a guide on how to test for drugs around the home, what to do when you find them and how to detect what the drug is. Then how to test a family member based on the evidence you find. We hope that the information in this article will help you and give you peace of mind.

Observing the dangers of drugs use.

We all know that kids like to explore the unknown, many times peer pressure will make your teen do something they may not otherwise do. Education and guidance should be a parents responsibility to guide their teen on the dangers of drug abuse and how to avoid the perils of addiction.

Where do you as a parent start? If you suspect weird or uncommon activity from your teen or notice strange behavior then it might be a sign that they are using drugs. It’s not uncommon and the situation is getting worse. And it’s not just illicit street drugs that may be the issue here. We have noticed a sharp increase in the use of prescriptions drugs as well. We talk about teens here but in reality, it could be anyone in your family.

Where to look and how to test for drugs around the home.

How to test for drugs around the home Drug detection tests at home

The illustrations above give a clear indication of where your teens may possibly hide drugs. It could be anywhere in the home, but more likely it will be in their own room, a bedroom for example. So start there and explore every possible place.

Explore their bedroom first.

Bedrooms are the natural place to start your investigation. Teens believe that they can hide them from you, but if you use the illustrations above, it guides you on where to look. Check in and around the bed, the closet, look in pockets in clothing, check computers, pens, posters and their personal items.

How to test for drugs around the home.

Parents like the fact that they can detect and identify drugs found around the home then test the suspects in the privacy of their own home. Prior to this, it was difficult to establish any sign of drug use other than finding paraphernalia or possibly baggies containing unknown drugs and taking them to a laboratory to be analyzed.  But now, if you find a baggie or paraphernalia it’s now possible to know exactly what the drug was or what was smoked in that pipe you found. Of course, that’s not the whole story.

How do you identify the drugs you find?

New technology, the first of its kind has made it possible to buy a surface drug test that will detect and identify suspicious substances in any place. These test kits offer a major breakthrough in technology to test for unknown substances in and around the home. The benefit for parents is they can use them without the need for professional training. The clear benefit of these tests is their low cost. At this point, no one need know as all you are doing is an initial investigation. If you don’t find drugs around the home then there are no awkward accusations.

Surface drug test kits. (wet chemistry)

Even if you don’t find physical evidence, these new surface drug tests can detect and identify trace amounts of drug residue in and on almost anything. They are simple to use, easy to interpret and 100% safe. They are perfect for concerned parents, school administrators, youth workers, human resources. They were primarily designed for the military and law enforcement.

How to test for drugs around the home

The test uses advanced wet chemistry technology which makes it safe and user-friendly. And what makes it so good is it produces conclusive proof of what the drug is. The illustration above was sent to us by a customer who positively identified Cocaine with one of these tests.

Surface drug test kits. (immunoassay)

The other option looks similar to a regular urine dip test. It works is a different way to wet chemistry example above. It can detect twelve different drugs simply by swiping the fingers over a suspect item and when mixed with the buffer liquid provided, with positively identify what is found. So for example, if you wanted to see if a credit card had been used around cocaine, the process would be very straightforward. See image below. It demonstrates how to wipe the fingers of the assay over the credit card, dip the tips of the test into the supplied buffered solution and wait to see the result. These tests are simple to use and simple to interpret, no professional understanding is needed.

Drug detection tests at home

 

Is a family member using drugs?

It’s natural for you to trust your family. But, we all know the facts about drug abuse. Many of us have experimented at some point in our lives mainly to see what all the fuss is about. We know peer pressure is intense and the temptations are real. Even the best of kids can make poor choices when it comes to experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Testing a family member at home is not as difficult as you think. Testing for drugs with their urine is the best and easiest way to get a reliable answer to one of the most difficult questions facing parents today.

How to test for drugs around the home – start by testing their urine.

Here is our advice for testing family members. This advice works and if you stick to it, you are guaranteed a favorable outcome:

  • Never, ever give notice or warning that you are about to test family member. It’s best to test them first thing in the morning as they wake up.  Escort them directly to the bathroom. Explain to them what you are doing and why.
  • Their first urination of the day is best as it’s typically the most concentrated. It’s the best for detecting drugs they may have used.
  • Always supervise the collection of urine from start to finish, and stay in the bathrooms while they urinate.
  • Have them hand you the urine-filled cup immediately after collection.  Check the temperature it should be between 93 to 96º F. The exterior of the cup will feel warm to the touch.
  • Once you have obtained the urine sample, it’s now time to perform the test. Never leave the sample unattended until you have completed the test and satisfied the result. This is important because you may need to send the sample to a lab for confirmatory testing.
  • Presumed positive samples should be packaged and sealed with tape to overt any tampering. (See below on how to interpret the test.)
  • A negative sample does not need to be sent to a lab for further testing.

Conclusion: Drug Test Kits are only as accurate as the urine sample being tested. Keep in mind that urine samples can easily be compromised or adulterated, closely supervise the entire testing process.

Here are examples of how urine samples can be tampered with:

  • Common cleaning products and household liquids such as toilet-bowl cleaners, bleach, floor or tile cleaners, glue, and soaps) can be used as adulterants. Adulterants can also be placed on fingertips and hands and rubbed inside the test cup prior to sample collection. Make sure they wash their hands prior to urine collection.
  • Be particularly aware of whether they are concealing small bottles such as eye-drops or ear-drop. They’re easy to hide and can be used to hold many kinds of adulterants. (These may cause the test to fail).
  • Be aware that if your teen dilutes their sample with water from the toilet bowl, you may want to add food coloring to the bowl. It may even be necessary to shut off the water to the toilet and sinks prior to testing. Abusers are not stupid and they know all the tricks to get a clean test.
  • To be certain that there is no funny business going on, use an adulterant test. These tests will give you a clear idea of how good their sample is prior to testing. If their sample has been adulterated, make them provide a new sample.

Specimen or Adulterant testing.

How to test for drugs around the home

This diagram above illustrates what to expect when checking for adulterants. Parents should tell their teens why they are checking their teen’s urine sample. Tell them you are checking for signs of contamination prior to the drug test. The process once again is simple. Dip a new specimen strip into the newly collected urine for a few seconds, gently remove any excess urine from the strip and compare the colors against the chart.  Once you are satisfied the sample has not been adulterated, you can then proceed with the urine drug test. If you suspect adulteration, ask them to provide a fresh sample.

What is a urine drug test and how to interpret it?

All urine drug tests used at home or the workplace use a Thin Layer Chromatography process. You will notice that the strips that protrude from the test card are thin and about 3/16″ wide. These are called panels. Each panel or test strip absorbs urine taken from the sample. The urine then migrates along the panel via capillary action to the test or reagent area.  It takes just a few minutes to happen. A drug test cup uses the same method, the difference is the strips or panels are integrated within the cup.

The test area is the membrane test area. This is where you see the pinkish red lines appear when the test has completed. (See illustrations below.)

how to test for drugs around the home

  • The absorbent material of each test strip migrates the urine sample along the strip.
  • The urine sample reaches the test area and encounters special formulation of molecules. This migration along the test strip interacts with drug-specific antibodies that only react to metabolites for the specific drug being tested.
  • If the urine sample does not contain the specific drug metabolites being tested, then these special molecules react with the antibodies to produce a pinkish red color line.
  • When the line appears as this pinkish red color the test is Negative for the drug being tested.
  • If the urine sample does contain the specific drug metabolites being tested, then the molecules do not react with the reagent and no line appears.
  • When the molecules do not react, it generally indicates a Presumptive Positive for the drug being tested.
  • Finally, the urine sample reaches the Control lines at the top of the test strip where a reagent makes the molecules turn a pinkish red color to indicate that the test worked properly.

how to test for drugs around the home

  • When the Control lines turn a pinkish red, it means the test completed correctly and indicates the test worked as expected.

how to test for drugs around the home

how to test for drugs around the home

how to test for drugs around the home

All rapid drug test kits are considered a “screening test.” A screening test is a preliminary test that gives a clear indication of presumed positive or negative. We recommend all Presumptive Positive Results be sent to the laboratory for confirmatory testing. The preferred method for this is called gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS).  It is considered the gold standard in laboratory testing for urine samples.

Conclusion.

In conclusion, how to test for drugs around the home should now be easier with a clearer understanding of what is needed for a drug-free home. Investigate everywhere, check for hiding places where drugs may be concealed. Test suspected surfaces, paraphernalia for drugs being abused and finally, test your family as described. Advise them about the perils of abusing drugs and help to steer them in a new direction. They know you now have the upper hand and if there is a suspicion in the future, you have the tools to deal with the problem. Drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug abuse can be eradicated if you follow our advice and use the tools we recommend.

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Narcotic drug test kits

Narcotic drug test kits

Narcotic drug test kits are the new standard for detecting drugs.

Once upon a time, it was hashish, amphetamines (Speed), cocaine and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Times have changed and so have habits. Drug users are trying alternative drug types, and as we hear every day on the news, reaching epidemic levels.

So what is going on? While people get addicted, street sellers (pushers) will supply and feed the needs of addiction. And it will never stop while there are demand and profit.

Drugs have advanced, mainly because of smart scientists who keep making new drug formulas to fulfill the demand and create new markets. Ecstasy is an example, it’s chemically similar to amphetamine, but its molecular construction is different. K2 and Spice are other examples. But now dealers are mixing different drugs to feed more potential addicts waiting in line.

The problem is so severe that testing and detecting these new drug compounds is becoming more difficult.

The latest crisis is the abuse of Fentanyl and Tramadol. Both highly addictive and available on the black market or prescribed by irresponsible doctors.

The question what can you do as a responsible parent or a concerned employer? Is it possible to test for everything? The simple answer is no, but there are new Narcotic drug test kits that can certainly help. Oxycodone, Fentanyl, and Tramadol are synthetic opioids, highly addictive and potent. Methamphetamine is also very addictive and has a similar chemical structure to Amphetamines. We can now detect these drugs and many more with the latest narcotic test kits.

Here are two narcotic drug test kits that detect eleven or more drugs at once.

12 panel drug test kit with EtG alcohol

13-panel drug alcohol test kit (EtG)

Once upon a time, a five-panel drug test would have been the standard, but today ten, twelve and even thirteen-panel drug tests are the way forward. When testing, make sure the test you are using is a narcotic drug test kits.

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5 panel drug screen, which one is right for you?

5 panel drug screen

5 panel drug screen test

When you are told to get a drug screen, what do you do next? Your school, employer or possibly a court order will give you instructions on where to get a drug test. It’s likely you go to a local testing facility. They will take a urine sample from you and use it to test.

What are they testing for? Typically, they will screen your urine sample for drugs using a 5 Panel Drug Screen similar to the ones available here. These are usually what are called ‘DIP’ tests. This means that the device has five absorbent ‘fingers’, which are dipped into your urine. They will test for the major drug classes as recommended by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): Cocaine, Opiates, Amphetamines, Marijuana, and Phencyclidine.

What if I need a test myself before taking the official test?

That’s easy and sensible. Look online, follow the instructions on how to do it and read the result. This way you are clean and will pass the test you have been asked to do.

What if I need a test for a different set of five drugs?

The versions of the 5 Panel Drug Screen you can buy on www.buyatestkit.com are all FDA 510(K) cleared and mostly CLIA waived. Many configurations are not available in the local drug store. Buying online gives you the option to customize which drugs you will test to meet your individual needs. For example, the 5 Panel Drug Screen from EliteScreen is available in seven options:

  1. W754: Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Opiates/Morphine, and Marijuana
  2. W654: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Benzodiazepines
  3. W554: Ecstasy, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates/Morphine, and Methamphetamine
  4. W454: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates/Morphine, and Phencyclidine
  5. W354: Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Methamphetamine
  6. W254: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Methamphetamine
  7. W154: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Phencyclidine

Having these different configurations available allows you to buy exactly what you need when you need it, and for far cheaper than at local retail outlets. For example, the cost of certain tests can vary as much as $3.00 to $50.00, depending on whether they are purchased in-store or online.

Are more expensive tests better?

Not necessarily. If the test kit is FDA cleared, it is likely to be sufficient and will generally produce similar results to other FDA cleared brands. Paying more doesn’t mean the test will be more accurate. Please compare our prices at www.buyatestkit.com.

What options do I have with a 5 Panel Drug Screen Test?

An alternative option to consider is a ‘CUP’ version of a dip test. This works the same way as a dip test except the test is within the cup which holds the urine as well. Some people consider this easier to use and cleaner, with the added benefit of checking the temperature of the sample.

For more information on our various drug testing kits, options for testing at home and at work, and substance abuse, please read more on our test kits.

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Drug Testing, The Answer to drug abuse?

Drug Testing The Answer to drug abuse

Is Drug testing the answer? Let’s do some analysis.

There are many factors you need to be aware of when testing for drug abuse. We all want to identify anyone abusing particularly if this person is operating safety-sensitive equipment. This could be a motor vehicle or any equipment that could endanger other people’s lives. We also want to identify anyone who is on the path to recovery, taking treatment to sobriety. That may all seem obvious, but how do we know what to test for and when?

Are you testing for all drugs of abuse?

Administrators in the workplace or rehabilitation facilities are doing a great job testing for drugs. But do they know the whole story? If they are testing for five major drug classes then maybe not. A standard five-panel test typically detects opiates, cocaine, amphetamines, marijuana, and phencyclidine. If someone is being tested for Meth or Methamphetamine, then a standard five-panel test will not pick it up.

In conclusion:

Is Drug Testing The Answer? Well, there are important things to consider. If the administrator determines the person in question is clean they can go on with their duties without any further questions. The consequences of missing an abuser may be catastrophic, be sure the test you are using tests for the drugs that need. Is drug testing the answer? In our view, if administered correctly the answer is YES, it will deter abusers and make our world a safer place for everyone.

Here are our two recommendations if you are not sure.

10 panel drug test cup

11 panel drug test for employees

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Choosing the right drug test for employees or family

Choosing the right drug test for employees or family

Choosing the right drug test for employees or family.

Choosing the right drug test for employees or family can be hit or miss unless you know what you are doing. Read our guide on testing and the benefits.

At home testing.

Observing behavioral changes in your teen may be a sign that they may be consuming illicit substances in their room or out with their friends. A good number of parents across the US are very concerned that their children maybe compromising their future by substance abuse.

Of course, sudden behavioral changes may not be due to drug or alcohol abuse, and so you cannot easily conclude that your teen is on drugs. Behavioral changes may occur due to depression and academic stress. Numerous drug test kits are presently available in the market that can help you find out if your child is actually on drugs. And you do not require any specific training, as these kits are very easy to use.

The most popular types of tests kits available are saliva, urine, and hair. Hair drug test is capable of detecting substance abuse up to 90 days, while a urine test can detect drugs from 1-30 days. Saliva tests are good for detecting from 8 hours to 3 days.

Choosing the right drug test for employees or family can save you a huge amount of money. You do not have to drive anywhere to get expensive tests done. There is no need to visit a doctor or spend time waiting in line to be tested at a test lab.

Benefits of using drug test kits at home.

A few years ago, a person who needed a drug test had to go all the way to a laboratory to be tested. However, the situation has changed now because of new technological advancements in medical science. Now you can perform a drug test at home by using drugs test kits. These kits are very easy to use and anyone can use these kits without any professional guidance.

Most doctors will advise you to buy drug test kits from your local drug store. It’s a simple way to check whether your teens, spouse or anyone in your home is using drugs or not. As it is correctly said that, precaution is better than cure. Early detection of drugs usage will help you in saving your loved ones from becoming drug addicts.

Employee testing.

If you own a business, you would probably want to evaluate your employees. Keep a close watch on them. There is a likelihood that some of your staff members are working under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Working under the influence produce many threats; absenteeism, productivity, accidents, theft, and workers comp insurance. All of these can greatly affect your overall bottom line to your business.

Choosing the right drug test for employees or family is not a difficult task. You can buy a urine drug-test kit in many formats, single tests or multiple tests kits. Single test kits detect only a single drug, while multiple test kits detect up to 12  drugs at a time.

Be very careful when you buy drug tests kits, as not all brands are of the same quality and therefore the results can to vary immensely. If you are not completely sure regarding what type of drug test kit you need, follow the many articles under SOLUTIONS, there you will find suitable guidance. Truly, choosing the right drug test for employees or family has never been so easy!

Major benefits of drug testing employees or family.

  • Confidentiality and Privacy: Drug testing individuals is convenient because while performing a drug test, they will know that the results will be known only to them, so they will not hesitate, even if the test result is positive.
  • Less Expensive: If you buy drug test kits, then you will be saving a lot of money, which you might otherwise spend on expensive drug tests at a laboratory. Usually, the price of a kit depends upon the number of drugs it can detect. Therefore, if you want to use it only for a particular drug, you can use a single-panel urine kit. However, it is better to buy multi-panel drugs test kits, as it can detect more drugs.
  • Instant Results: We are aware of the fact that results for lab tests generally take a few days. However, the result of rapid drug tests will be available in few minutes. These kits are designed to give accurate and instant results and save a lot of time.
  • User-Friendly: Drug test kits are designed in such a way that an administrator does not need to have a medical background to use it. The kits come with a printed manual, in which every procedure for performing the tests is mentioned. By following the instructions, anyone can perform a drug test either at home or the workplace and get the desired results.

However, while buying a drug test kit, you must always ensure that they are FDA cleared. With genuine authorization, the reliability of test kits is guaranteed. There are various options available for the purchase of these kits like the local drug store. However, you will get the best deals on drug test kits from buyatestkit.com. They have a wide range at competitive prices, so buying this way is always a smart option.

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Learn more about substance abuse

substance abuse test

Stuff you should know about substance abuse, the symptoms, and properties.

Substance abuse is often painful to detect and understand. We have put together a list of commonly abused drugs showing their effects and symptoms. Moreover, to help with links to tests that detect these drugs.

Nicotine Metabolites

Cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine is an analyte for the determination of tobacco usage. You can detect the level of cotinine detected in urine, but it is influenced by a variety of factors including; the type of tobacco used, filtered vs. nonfiltered cigarettes, how heavily the individual inhaled the smoke, the length of time an individual chewed, the number of cigarettes smoked per day. These variables make it difficult to determine precisely how much an individual smokes or uses tobacco, however, the testing methodology does have the precision to differentiate applicants exposed in a smoking environment from the tobacco user.  The cotinine test identifies nicotine use.  We estimate 25% of smokers or 5% of the total population fail to report potent correct smoking status.

Alcohol (Ethanol)

Ethanol, the metabolite of alcohol is commonly used to screen for recent alcohol consumption. Peak blood levels usually occur within 40-70 minutes on an empty stomach.  Food in the stomach can decrease the absorption of alcohol. The liver metabolizes ethanol to acetaldehyde.  The average urine/blood ratio is 1.35.  The average saliva/blood ratio is 1:20.  Symptoms of intoxication in the presence of low alcohol levels could indicate a severe acute medical problem requiring immediate attention.  The half-life and effectiveness of certain drugs (e.g., barbiturates) are increased with the presence of ethanol. A test for Alcohol abuse is available here.

Amphetamines

Substance AbuseAmphetamines are potent central nervous system stimulants with high abuse potential. They produce an initial state of euphoria (high) followed by restlessness, agitation, irritability and sometimes extreme paranoia. Tolerance develops rapidly and, although physical dependence has not been proved, psychological dependence is very high. Amphetamines are prescribed primarily for the treatment of obesity, attention disorder, hyperactivity, and narcolepsy, but, because of the high abuse potential, these compounds are used as a last resort in these treatments. A test for Amphetamine substance abuse is available here.

Barbiturates

There is a variety of these sedative-hypnotic drugs.  However, all are derivatives of barbituric acid.  Depending on the derivation, the particular drug may be long-acting, as is phenobarbital, short-acting, as is pentobarbital or ultrashort-acting, as is the case with thiopental.  The long-acting barbiturate phenobarbital selectively reduces the excitability of rapidly firing neurons and is, therefore, everyday anticonvulsant drug.  The short and ultra-short drugs inhibit arousal, hence their sedative and hypnotic effects.  Low doses produce sedation, drowsiness, sleep and also impaired judgment.  At high doses, anesthesia is produced.  Very high doses can cause stupor, convulsions, and death. A test for Barbiturates substance abuse is available here.

Benzodiazepines

Among this group of drugs, the most prominent is Valium.  Benzodiazepines are used therapeutically as so-called minor tranquilizers.  Doses between 2.5 and 10 mg produce a calming effect while higher doses produce muscle-relaxing effects. Drug addicts utilize Valium in high doses to counter the excitatory effects of other drugs or as a means of inducing tranquil states.  Acutely, benzodiazepine overdose may produce somnolence, confusion, seizures, and coma. Rarely, hypertension, respiratory depression, and cardiac arrest may occur.  Chronically, physical and psychological dependence occurs.  Sudden discontinuance of the drug may lead to anxiety, sweating, irritability, hallucination, diarrhea, and seizures. A test for Benzodiazepines substance abuse is available here.

Cannabinoids/Marijuana

Marijuana consists of the dried leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant and is a source of psychoactive agents, a major one being delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol ( Delta 9-THC).  This drug is rapidly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory system after oral or inhalation routes of ingestion. When smoked, the drug is rapidly metabolized and detected in the urine within a couple of hours and for as long as several days after use.  Regular users report a feeling of euphoria, hallucinations, and relaxed inhibitions. A test for Marijuana substance abuse is available here.

Cocaine

Substance AbuseCocaine is a central nervous system stimulant. It usually appears in the form of a fine crystal-like powder, although it can come in larger pieces called rocks which are the free-base form of the drug and is injected, snorted or smoked.   The effects of the drug begin within minutes and peak within 15 to 20 minutes. These include dilated pupils, increase in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and body temperature. The dangers associated with cocaine use vary depending on how the drug is taken, the dose, and the individual. Some regular users report feelings of restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Even low doses of cocaine may create psychological problems. Use of high doses of cocaine over a prolonged period may lead to paranoia, commonly called cocaine psychosis, which includes hallucinations of touch, sight, taste, and smell. A test for Cocaine substance abuse is available here.

Methadone

Methadone is a non-bicyclic drug which binds to morphine receptors in the brain. Although it can become addictive, the effects are less than those of equivalent concentrations of heroin.  Thus, administration of methadone to heroin addicts allows them to experience the effects of heroin but in a modulated manner. A gradual lowering of the dose reduces the physical dependence; however, addiction to methadone can also occur. A test for Methadone substance abuse is available here.

Methaqualone

The primary use of Methaqualone is for its sedative-hypnotic properties.  It also possesses anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, local anesthetic, antitussive, and weak antihistamine actions.  Oral administration leads to rapid and complete absorption of the drug with peak concentrations within 2 to 3 hours.  Tolerance to some of its actions, as well as dependence, occurs such that abusive dosages can be up to six or seven times greater than those employed therapeutically. Symptoms of overdose are similar to barbiturate toxicity and produce depression with lethargy, respiratory depression, coma, and death.  Unlike barbiturate overdose, muscle spasms, and convulsions can result.

Opiates

Opiates are drugs such as heroin, codeine, and morphine and can produce a very high physical or psychological dependence by their users.  You can test for codeine and morphine (a metabolite of both codeine and heroin), and also the metabolite of heroin.  You can also test for the opiate, hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and oxycodone (Percodan) from a full drug screen test. Users report feelings of euphoria, analgesia, drowsiness, and respiratory depression. A test for Opiates substance abuse is available here.

Phencyclidine

Phencyclidine is exclusively used as a drug of abuse.  It has numerous effects on a variety of different neural pathways, and hence a wide array of bizarre symptoms can be seen in the same patient. It’s physiological effects appear to be analgesic, anesthetic, and paradoxically, stimulating.  Because of its various actions, clinically acute manifestations vary from depression to euphoria and can induce catatonia, violence, rage and auditory and visual hallucinations.  Vomiting, hyperventilation, tachycardia, shivering, seizures, coma and death are also common occurrences that result from abuse of this drug. A test for Phencyclidine substance abuse is available here.

Propoxyphene

Propoxyphene is an analgesic drug which has very similar pharmacologic properties to those of opiates like morphine. A primary cause of drug-related deaths is propoxyphene overdose, either alone or in combination with depressants like barbiturates and alcohol.  Results show that the symptoms are similar to those of opiate overdoses, i.e., respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmia, seizures, pulmonary edema, and coma. A test for Propoxyphene substance abuse is available here.

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Top rated home drug test kits

Top rated home drug test kits

Top rated home drug test kits.

If you, like me had a situation where someone in the family had a drug problem, then where do you go and what do you to get help? My wife was drinking too much and taking pills. I started by searching the internet for answers but was going around in circles with misinformation and wrong advice. Doctors told me to send her to AA. Hospitals said they could not help unless she was Baker Acted by the police. Alcoholics Anonymous turned out to be unhelpful because she didn’t want to go, she was in denial.

I received violent and verbal abuse from her; she denied she was taking drugs and said she had stopped drinking. I noticed a change in her behavior; she became introverted and untrustworthy. Only you will know if there is a change in your loved one’s personality. I’m no expert but a victim, and I was scared.

I was desperate to get her the help she needed. But no one wanted to know and as a consequence lost the one who was near and dear to me. I was devastated and frustrated that no one could point me in the right direction. Drug addiction is a terrible thing and trying to understand especially when you haven’t been in that situation before. If your loved one does not want help, then there is not a lot you can do, but you cannot give up trying as I did until the very end.

Since then I have discovered that there are places to go and things that can help, in the early stages at any rate.

Where can I buy a top rated home drug test kits?

After lots of research, I concluded, there was too much conflicting information, and that is why I decided to start buyatestkit.com. I spent many months researching with labs and scientists, and it gave me the answers I needed. Sell quality products at the right price direct to the consumer.

I found out that cheap drug tests kits, the ones you find on eBay are typically inaccurate and unreliable. While you can still get drug tests at low prices here are some pointers:

  • Buy from a reputable company.
  • Buy from a company that only sells drug test kits – they are the experts and know what they are selling.
  • You can also buy from your local drug store. But, invariably you get a fancy box with only one test inside. They cost upwards of $40.

I noticed that I could buy a whole box of 25 top quality drug test kits for the price I would pay for one at the local drug store. That was outrageous!

What I did find was that you could buy top rated home drug test kits better for less $6 If you are not sure what drugs your loved one is abusing. I found a test that detected ten drugs at once. I investigated more and found it to be a test that was affordable and one that I could buy in small quantities. 10-panel drug kit.  It tested for common drugs like Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates (some prescribed medications) and Amphetamines. The great thing was it also tested for Methamphetamine, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Methadone, Ecstasy, Phencyclidine. I was pleased to know that they were very accurate and would detect most of the commonly abused drugs out there. It was made in the USA and branded ProScreen.  It conformed to SAMHSA standards for sensitivity (cut-off levels), but it also had fewer false positives from conventional medicines.

Top rated home drug test kits, step 1.

Get them to agree to take a drug test then you have a baseline on how to move forward.

Many people go to their doctor to get help and advice on how to drug test their loved ones. But you can now find many different articles on drug test kits online without the need to consult them.

Drug testing at home is simple to administer providing you follow some simple guidelines. Remember if a friend or family member is taking drugs they will do whatever they can to not get caught. There is deceit, denial, and they will lie and are secretive. I know I have been there.

I hope that this article can help even a little bit and save your loved one from the addiction of drugs.

 

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Should I test my teenager for drugs?

Should I test my teenager for drugs

Should I test my teenager for drugs?

Should I test my teenager for drugs? If you suspect drug use or not it doesn’t hurt to check them. Detecting drug abuse is achieved with various methodologies and different types of drug tests.  Testing your teen for drugs gives you peace of mind, and they shouldn’t object if they are clean. A drug test takes just minutes to administer, and the results are instant. These tests can be performed at home and without fuss. More information is available on urine drug testing describing how they work and how to use them.

Questions to consider.

  • Is my teen showing unusual habits?
  • Are they around friends that use drugs?
  • Are they secretive?
  • Are they getting into trouble?
  • Have you noticed prescription drugs disappearing from the medicine cabinet?
  • Have you noticed money disappearing from your wallet?

These are all signs that you should be aware of and should be observing all the time. Below is a chart that shows the dangers of popular drugs of abuse. It highlights the severity, withdrawal, tolerance, dependence, reinforcement, and intoxication.

Should I test my teenager for drugs

Dependence:

How difficult it is for the user to quit, the relapse rate, the percentage of people who eventually become dependent, the rating users give their own need for the substance and the degree to which the drug of choice will be used in the face of evidence that it causes harm.

Withdrawal:

Presence and severity of characteristic withdrawal symptoms.

Tolerance:

How much of the substance is needed to satisfy increased cravings for it and the stable level stable eventually reached?

Reinforcement:

A measure of the substance’s ability, in human tests, to get users to take it again and again, and in preference to other elements.

Intoxication:

Though not usually counted as a measure of addiction in itself, the level of intoxication is associated with addiction and increases the personal and social damage a substance may do.

Testing for drug abuse and suspicion with a drug test kit is used either at home or in the workplace. These tests are simple to administer and are give accurate results.

The most common drug tests at home kits are the 5-panel drug test, but muti-drug tests detect up to fourteen drugs some with a check for alcohol as well.

Drug Rankings by Harm
Substance Physical Harm Dependence Social Harm US Schedule
Heroin 2.78 3.00 2.54 I
Cocaine 2.33 2.39 2.17 II
Barbiturates 2.23 2.01 2.00 III
Street Methadone 1.86 2.08 1.87 II
Alcohol 1.40 1.93 2.21 n/s
Ketamine 2.00 1.54 1.69 III
Benzodiazepines 1.63 1.83 1.65 IV
Amphetamine 1.81 1.67 1.50 II
Tobacco 1.24 2.21 1.42 n/s
Buprenorphine 1.60 1.64 1.49 III
Cannabis 0.99 1.51 1.50 I
Solvents 1.28 1.01 1.52 n/s
4-MTA 1.44 1.30 1.06 n/s
LSD 1.13 1.23 1.32 I
Methylphenidate 1.32 1.25 0.97 II
Anabolic steroids 1.45 0.88 1.13 III
GHB 0.86 1.19 1.30 I
Ecstasy 1.05 1.13 1.09 I

Where Should I test my teenager for drugs?

In this modern world, there are many options to choose from; Drugstores are most common and sell many types of drug tests. Don’t go for the cheapest, don’t go for the fancy looking box either. Pick something that tests for at least five drugs and makes sure the five drugs are ones you are checking. Alternatively, take a look here buyatestkit.com. Here you will find a big selection of tests with prices a lot lower than the local drug store. One final option and that is, where should I test my teenager for drugs? Do a little research and find a local drug testing lab. Tell them that you want a lab test for your teenager. They will send your teen’s urine sample to a SAMHSA approved lab, provide a report for under $50. Typically this will take around 2 to 3 days to get the report.

Reference: Healthy Children