Teen and Student Drug Testing
Today’s teens aren’t just using the “traditional” substances that most parents grew up with, so drug and alcohol use among teenagers continues to be a growing concern. Synthetic drugs can be easily purchased, they’re unregulated and it’s impossible to know what chemicals and toxins were used to manufacture them. This makes monitoring teens for drug use even more important than in years prior. Prescription drug abuse is also increasing.
Teen and Student Drug Use Statistics
In 2011 – one in nine 12th graders—11.4 percent—reported using synthetic drugs in the past year.
In 2012 – 14.8 percent of 12th graders used a prescription drug (not prescribed for medical purposes) in the past year.
In 2012 – 6.5 percent of 8th graders, 17.0 percent of 10th graders, and 22.9 percent of 12th graders had used marijuana in the past month. In addition, daily use has increased.
(source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2012 Monitoring the Future Study)
ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC works with parents who suspect their teen of drug use or abuse. We can also assist school systems in need of a student drug testing program. Our consistent testing procedures ensure our test results are court-admissible and can be relied upon to make proper judgments and decisions.
Contact ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC for help with testing your student or teen.
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