What do illicit drugs do and how long do they last?

Put an end to your anxiety about your kid’s drug use with a home drug test kit!

Just imagine your teenage son coming from school looking all messed up with bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and feeling dizzy. How do you feel and what will you do? You make him eat something and ask him to hit the bed. But would the thought that your son might be a victim of drug abuse occur to you?

Peer pressure and curiosity are strong influences in a teen’s life. Give your teen the extra support he or she needs to say no. Whether you are trying to prevent drug use, discover possible drug use, stop current use or just be reassured that he/she is free from it, home testing will help. Early detection and prevention is better than cure, jail, rehab, or worse. There are numerous, freely available drugs out there whose presence you can test in your loved one.

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Drugs like Amphetamine are used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obesity, performance and cognitive disorders, increases focus and decreases appetite and fatigue. But if used frequently in high doses can cause irritability, aggression, psychosomatic disorders, psychomotor agitation, obsessive behaviors, paranoia, diarrhea, constipation, blurred vision, dizziness, erectile dysfunction, headache, fever and in extreme cases, even coma. Similar is the case with barbiturate, also known as barbs, birds, Christmas trees, goof balls, pinks, yellow jackets, etc. Though it is prescribed by doctors to treat sleeping disorders, if taken for recreational activities, will give you euphoria, excitement and a different high initially but with repeated abuse, can even lead to respiratory arrest and death.

People might also know about these fatal drugs through movies, Internet or books. Drugs like benzodiazepine, a.k.a. rophies, roofies, etc. known to treat anxiety and muscle spasms, though shown in the media as fun drugs, can be deadly. They are also sold by the trade names of Valium, Xanax, Librium, and Ativan. Governments in various countries are trying hard to ban their manufacture but still these drugs are sold illegally giving rise to sexual assaults and other heinous crimes.

Nowadays, the party culture emboldens youngsters to try cocaine, marijuana or ecstasy just to get that high to enjoy and dance away the night. By injecting, smoking or consuming these drugs, reduced fatigue and inhibitions make way for high energy and sexual libido. But what fun is it when you do not remember what happened last night, whether your drink was spiked or you were sexually abused. These drugs do exactly that, as the fun is only short lived.

Cocaine, manufactured from the coca leaf, is also famous as crank, blow, coca, etc. The possibility of stroke and heart attack is a reality, especially when mixed with alcohol. Other side effects can be memory problems, rot teeth, damage nasal passages, lung problems; chest pain, cardiac arrest and sudden death. Partygoers also enjoy the love drug or ecstasy. In fact, some parties are even promoted by naming ecstasy tablets on their menu. Also known as MDMA, the effect can last up to six hours after which you will not enjoy dehydration, increased heart rate, blood pressure, high body temperature, heatstroke, kidney, liver and cardiovascular failure and death.

Marijuana, though considered herbal by its lovers, is equally destructive. These dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant are either smoked or boiled to make marijuana tea. Also called grass, cannabis, bud, smoke, herb, pot, weed, ganja, dope, etc. long-term use can adversely affect the immune and reproductive system.

Some of these recreational drugs are used for treating opiate addiction. Drugs like methadone, also called juice, green; chocolate chip cookies (methadone or heroin combined with MDMA), fizzies, wafer etc. are injected or taken orally. Methamphetamine, a cheap drug made using battery acid and drain cleaner, is again a slow poison, damaging whatever that comes in its way. For starters, you will love opiates, a drug derived from the opium plant, but with time it will cause irreversible damages to the body and mind. Drugs like oxycodone or heroin, propoxyphene and phencyclidine or PCP can also become destructive and make you suicidal.

Teen drug problems

All of these above mentioned slow poisons could be traced by home testing kits. A person’s hair test can be done within 90 days, blood test within 12 to 24 hours and urine test within 4-10 days of drug consumption. Home drug testing kits are much simpler as compared to going to the nearby lab for testing. You just have to read and follow simple instructions on the manual. Your kit will say the result within 4-6 minutes as opposed to couple of days in lab, which will charge a bomb for a simple test. You can keep this sensitive matter to yourself, in your home.

Save your loved one from this slow death. Tell them that you are always there for them and remember that we are always there for you.