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Parents to Drug Test Children in Safety of Home


Parents to Drug Test Children in Safety of Home

Local drug prevention company, PROVE IT, has today announced the launch of DrugCheck5, a home-test kit aimed at providing parents with a confidential tool to determine if their children are taking drugs.

DrugCheck5 empowers parents and children to discuss this delicate topic in the safety of the home. It provides a unique opportunity for parents to be more involved in their child's overall development by setting parameters within which the child can grow with assurance and comfort.

Nicky Doherty, managing director of PROVE IT, says in her experience parents who discover their children are taking drugs often find out they have been using for two years prior.

"We want to give parents the ability to fight the dangers of drug taking. If we don't start protecting our kids against drugs the outcome could be catastrophic," she says.

The average age for New Zealand teenagers to start using drugs is 15 years of age and 40 percent of New Zealand teenagers use Marijuana. Teenagers who smoke Marijuana are 85 times more likely to use class A drugs than their non-cannabis taking counterparts.

DrugCheck5 tests for five drugs: Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, Amphetamine and Methamphetamine - Ecstasy, "P" (Pure), Burn and Ice. Opiates - Heroin, Morphine

DrugCheck5 has been launched amid overwhelming and exhaustive statistics pointing to teenage drug use.

"Parents want to have faith in the actions of their offspring but the fact is many never talk to their kids about the dangers of drug use," says Ms Doherty.

"Drug use is a learned behavior and the learning is taking place in the intermediate and high school levels with some beginning as early as primary school.

"By the time the symptoms of drug use become noticeable the use has greatly exceeded the experimentation stage," she says.

Ms Doherty has also released a website www.proveit.co.nz to give parents more information on drugs in New Zealand and stories from parents that have had children die through using drugs.

DrugCheck5 is available by calling 0800 PROVE IT

Make it a policy at home - No Drugs - and make them PROVE IT!

Information Sheet - DrugCheck® 5

* DrugCheck® 5 Test kit is manufactured in the USA and imported to New Zealand by PROVE IT Ltd.

* PROVE IT Ltd is an Auckland based company.

* The sole Director of PROVE IT Ltd is of Nicole Doherty. Nicole is a qualified nurse experienced with the repercussions and tragedies associated with teenage drug use.

* DrugCheck® 5 testing kit, is 100% accurate for testing drugs in human urine.

* DrugCheck® 5 testing kit tests for - MARIJUANA (THC) - Cannabis, Pot, Dope - COCAINE - Coke - AMPHETAMINE, Speed, - METHAMPHETAMINE, - Ecstacy, "P", Pure, Burn,Ice - OPIATES, Heroin, Morphine

* It is used by the police force, and other government agencies and employers in the USA it is recognised as the best on-site testing kit available in the world.

DrugCheck® 5 testing kit tests can be purchased by calling 0800 PROVE IT or www.proveit.co.nz

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