The other evening I was invited to a sponsored blogger event at the Grand Del Mar to learn more and experience a drug testing kit called Touch&Know. At first I was a bit hesitant being that I have a 10 year old, 6 year old and 1 year old. How does an at home drug test relate to moms with younger kids? I decided to go and find out more details. I am so glad I did.
Touch&Know is owned by IDenta, an industry leader in forensic science. Using the latest technology and science, IDenta has provided for law enforcement, military forces and government agencies around the world. Now that same superior science and technology is brought to the general public in homes across the country through Touch&Know.
Touch&Know does not test your child for drugs in their body, but rather if you happen to find something odd in a pocket or backpack, you can now test the substance you find for 22 drugs. Now that drugs are being legalized in certain states, candy with drugs in them are becoming more common in the hands of children. You can use Touch&Know and test the candy or brownie.
Touch&Know is just one “weapon” in your arsenal of parenting. Just like having a thermometer in your arsenal in case your child runs a fever, or perhaps a supply of band-aids when your toddler skins their knee; this drug testing kit is the perfect non-evasive, inexpensive kit to have on hand “just in case.” You and I may never need the kit (let’s hope and pray), but wouldn’t it be nice if you did need it, you had it on hand?! That’s where the empowerment comes in! Touch&Know sells for $19.99, but right now it’s on sale for $14.99– either price, it’s a heck of a deal for peace of mind. Would you like to stay empowered and in touch with Touch&Know? Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Take a look at the info-graphic below. I had no idea that testing for drugs using hair and urine was such a difficult process!
- Did you know that with the onset of legalized marijuana in some states, candy that are laced or made with drugs are getting in to the hands of young children?
- Did you know that according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 3.5% of kids aged 12-13 have used illicit drugs. By age 14, the number skyrockets to 8.5% and more than doubles again from ages 16-17 to 16.6%.
- 8 of out 10 parents think they know plenty about drugs, yet on average could only name 2 of the 38 common indicators of drug and alcohol abuse.
- Did you know that heroin can look like sand?
- The most popular prescription drugs to abuse, according to the National Institute for Drug Abuse are:
- Opioids—prescribed for pain relief (vicodin, oxycotnin)
- CNS depressants—barbiturates and benzodiazepines prescribed for anxiety or sleep problems (often referred to as sedatives or tranquilizers)
- Stimulants—prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the sleep disorder narcolepsy, or obesity.
Here are 9 common places to look for drugs:
|1.Electronics-Look inside of computers, cd players, speakers, or any electronic equipment.|
|2. Highlighters and Pens-Hollowed out pens and highlighters can hold drugs easily without detection in plain sight.|
|3. Under the Mattress-Look under the mattress, between the fitted sheet and mattress, inside small tears, and in pillows.|
|4. Backpacks-Check for items be carried inside the backpack, as well as small compartments. Many popular backpacks have hidden compartments.|
|5. Purses-Check for small rips in the lining and inside compartments. Be sure to also look at lipsticks and other cosmetic items in the purse that can actually be concealing drugs and paraphernalia.|
|6. Trophies-The inside of a trophy column or underneath the awards.|
|7. Instruments-Inside of guitars, instrument cases.|
|8. Drawers-Under clothing, inside pockets, and inside socks are all easily missed. Also, check underneath the drawers themselves and behind the dresser.|
|9. Behind Posters and Artwork-Drugs can be easily taped-up behind posters and artwork.|
As a blogger, I receive products, promotional items and educational materials to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. Thank you to the Black Falcon for the lovely evening and to Touch&Know for the kit and education.