Do at home drug tests actually work

Do at home drug tests actually work


“YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO TEST YOUR KIDS, TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE STAYING ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW.” SOME PARENTS ARE FIGHTING BACK AT THE MAJOR DRUG PROBLEM AFFECTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN FIND OUT IF YOUR CHILD IS DOING DRUGS. ONE OF THEM IS A SIMPLE 5 MINUTE TEST– YOU CAN EVEN BUY THEM AT DOLLAR STORES. BUT, DO THESE AT-HOME DRUG TESTS ACTUALLY WORK? VALLEY NEWS TEAM’S CRIME AND SAFETY REPORTER NICOLE JOHNSON INVESTIGATES. . “WE COLLECT THE URINE SAMPLE AND OUR LITTLE COFFEE MAKER OVER HERE ACTUALLY INTERPRETERS THE RESULTS FOR US.” THIS IS VICKIE SCHMIDT. SHE KNOWS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO TESTING FOR DRUGS. “IF YOU SUSPECT SOMETHING IS UP WITH YOU KIDS DO YOU THINK PARENTS SHOULD DO SOMETHING.” “MHM.” “AND WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?” “DEPENDS ON HOW YOU HANDLE IT. IF YOU COME IN AND YOU WANT TO TEST YOUR CHILD, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF THEY TEST NEGATIVE. YOU HAVE NOW BROKEN THAT TRUST BARRIER BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHILD AND HOW DO YOU GET THAT BACK?” COME UP WITH AN ACTION PLAN… SAYS VICKIE. ARE YOU GOING TO SEND THEM TO TREATMENT, KICK THEM OUT OF THE HOUSE, OR JUST TALK TO THEM? “I WISH I COULD SAY EVERY TEST IS NEGATIVE AND IT WOULD SCARE YOU TO DEATH HOW MANY WEREN’T.” SO, IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT FOR SURE, YOU HAVE A COUPLE OPTIONS. TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR, BRING THEM TO A LAB, OR DO AT AT HOME TEST LIKE ONE OF THESE. “DIP THIS LITTLE STICK INTO THE URINE.” I BOUGHT THESE TESTS ON AMAZON FOR THREE DOLLARS EACH. THEY ARE SIMILAR TO THE ONES SOLD IN STORES. WE TRIED TWO OF THEM. ONE WITH URINE VICKIE SAVED FOR ME THAT TESTING POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA. THE OTHER ISCLEAN. “IT’S ALREADY SHOWING ME A NEGATIVE ANSWER.” IN THIS CASE THEY BOTH WORKED! BUT, VICKIE SAYS THERE ARE A FEW PROBLEMS WITH AT HOME TESTS. “I DON’T WANT TO USE THE BOTTOM OF THE BUCKET, SAVE A BUCK TEST.” FIRST OF ALL, THIS TYPE OF TEST ONLY SCREENS FOR MARIJUANA. AND IF IT COMES BACK POSITIVE, IT’S ACTUALLY CALLED A NON- NEGATIVE. THAT MEANS THERE’S A CHANCE IT COULD BE CLEAN. “THE ACCURACY, IT COULD PICK UP JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.” THERE’S ALSO A CHANCE YOUR CHILD COULD BE CHEATING. BUYING OR BORROWING URINE, USING PILLS, OR EVEN DRINKING BLEACH! ANOTHER OPTION IS TAKING YOUR CHILD TO A DOCTOR’S OFFICE. “IT STAYS IN THEIR MEDICAL RECORD FOREVER.” VICKIE DOESN’T THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. “IT’S SAD IT FOLLOWS THEM, ITS LIKE, WELL OH, I DON’T WANT IT TO CHASE YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.” YOUR BEST BET IS GOING TO AN INDEPENDENT LAB, VICKIE SAYS IF YOU’RE GOING TO TEST YOUR CHILD: MAKE SURE IT’S ACCURATE! “IF I SAY YOU FAILED THIS TEST, IT’S GOING TO MESS WITH YOUR WORLD.” THE DOLLAR TREE IN FARGO SELLS TESTS LIKE THE ONE WE USED, BUT LAST WEEK I COULDN’T FIND THEM IN THE STORE OR EVEN ONLINE. AN EMPLOYEE TOLD ME WHEN THEY GET A SHIPMENT THEY JUST FLY OFF THE SHELVES. HOWEVER, VICKIE SAYS IF YOU’RE BUYING ONE, BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THE STORE OR ONLINE COMPANY NEEDS TO BE CERTIFIED, AND SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE A FAST BUCK. ANOTHER BIG PART OF KNOWING IF YOUR CHILD IS DOING DRUGS IS BEING EDUCATED ON THE SIGNS. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE, VALLEY NEWS LIVE DOT COM, JUST CLICK ON THIS STORY.

26 comments

  1. Vicki is just trying to make a fast buck. The at home tests are the same as the ones in her lab. I’ve asked numerous physicians. They have all said their labs use the same tests but buy them at a cheaper rate and charge you for administering the test.

  2. FALSE TEST AND FALSE POSITIVE!!! THESE ARE QUOTES FROM LAB AND SCIENCE BLOGS.
    , this test itself is prone to errors.
    Protonix–generic name pantoprazole sodium
    NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, Orudis KT, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve, were once thought to cause false positive
    Marinol, generic name dronabinol,
    Hemp seed oil, kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease and riboflavin, or B2, are also thought to be capable of causing a false positive
    SUBLINGUAL B12 in a direct test by a company in Florida that regularly test for this cannabinol.
    truly a LIE BECAUSE THC (DOES NOT SHOW IN URIN ) NEVER they are testing for (metabolites) . when they show then the lab claims this is proof of THC

  3. aunun ally
    1 second ago
    tell them the truth IT IS NOT (NOT) THC THAT SHOWS IN THESE TESTS IT IS METABOLITES. IN REALITY, metabolites can be caused by 53 other substances we as humans ingest every day most of the time. these tests are lies and we should be doing something about it . B vitamins you will test positive for THC

  4. YOU CAN NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD ASPRIN AND B VITAMINS. ALSO, POPPY SEEDS ON A BUN YOU EAT ALL THE TIME WILL MAKE YOU THINK YOUR CHILD IS AN OPIUM ADDICT

  5. Completely overly invasive you have to have trust in your child and know how to spot the signs of drug use this just shows that you don't trust them and overstepping boundaries

  6. You don't drink the bleach idiots. You put it in the test. Also, medical records don't follow you. They are not public knowledge you idiot. You should know this. Look up HIPAA laws.

  7. Vicki smit looks like shes on drugs like meth or crack, she looks unhealthy as fuck. More unhealthy than any pot head ive ever met.

  8. Kids drink alcohol. Nobody cares.
    Kids smoke weed. Americas goes nuts.
    Both impairs you, but alcohol kills you. Both CAN be use safe. Drinking Alcohol has no purpose but cooking, Weed has medicinal property.
    Make weed legal.

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