Drug Free Children

Drug Free Children, A Parent's Guide to Being One Step AheadThe more you know, the more you can help.

Drug Free Children; A Parent’s Guide to Being One Step Ahead” is produced by DATCO Services Corporation, the pioneer of drug and alcohol compliance since 1994.

A member of the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), DATCO has produced and introduced drug-and-alcohol-testing kits that keep the work place a safe, productive place. We understand that employees are concerned about their children and drugs. This book provides vital information – as well as an easy, effective drug testing kit.

When it comes to keeping children safe and drug-free, both tools are vital.


Did You KNOW?

  • Recent National Institute on Drug Abuse statistics show a marked increase of drug use in 12 and 13-year-old children.

  • While cigarette smoking appears to be on the decline, drug use and dependence are on the rise.

  • That same baby you once held and nurtured, still needs your guidance and love today – only in different areas in life.

  • Using the drug testing kit included from DATCO will help you as a parent monitor the situation with your children. If you need more information regarding the kit, we provide it in the booklet.


Common reasons teens turn to alcohol:

Common reasons why teens turn to alcohol and drugsnum 1Changing schools creates new pressures in their peer group. Whether the change is due to graduation or a move to a new area, it requires a major adjustment. Making new friends, taking new classes and getting good grades all challenge a child’s self-confidence. When drugs are readily available, it’s hard to say “no.”

num 2A desire to fit in and a fear of failure. Following the crowd – even if they take drugs – is seen as an easy way to be part of the group. Many children will do what it takes to be accepted by their peers.

num 3Family changes have an impact too; a new brother or sister, for example, a divorce, or new partners for parents can create inner turmoil. When both parents work, children can feel both lonely and bored.

num 4An urge to experiment and experience new adventures and altered states.


Did You KNOW?

Recent Teen Drug Abuse statistics show that 20% of 8th graders have tried cannabis “Marijuana”. More that 60% of teens said that drugs were sold, used, or kept at their schools.

Teen drug and alcohol testing kits

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