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Most parents are willing to ask kids to take drug test, survey finds



Published: Fri, October 27, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



DETROIT FREE PRESS

DETROIT -- A majority of parents of teens are willing to ask them to take a home drug test, according to a recently released survey from the nonprofit drug-prevention group, notMyKid.

Two-thirds of parents of teenagers are willing to ask their child to take a home drug test as a prevention method, according to the survey of 2,064 adults nationwide.

It also applauds parents for being proactive in talking regularly with their children about the perils of drug abuse.

"It is our responsibility as parents to do everything in our power to protect our children from the perils of drug abuse, and we believe that fostering greater communication between parents and their children coupled with utilization of a home drug test are the keys to preventing drug abuse and addiction," said Debbie Moak, co-founder of notMYkid.

"This survey underscores that parents realize the importance of early communications with their children and are open to the use of a home drug test to keep their children safe and drug-free."




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