“Give Me A Reason” drug test kits
The “Give Me A Reason” (GMAR) prevention initiative is a voluntary drug testing program designed as a way for our youth to avoid peer pressure by having a reason to say “no” to drug use. When confronted with drugs, this initiative will give youth an opportunity to say:
“I can’t use drugs, my parents drug test me!”
“Give Me A Reason” provides free saliva-based drug testing kits to parents or caregivers. The non-invasive test is then given within the privacy of your home with results available in approximately 10 minutes.
Why should I drug test?
Drug testing is a logical and simple way to hold children accountable to family rules concerning use or abuse of drugs – illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter. The goal of this program is to help your child make positive life choices.
Young people are especially vulnerable to drug abuse – a time when the brain and body are still developing. Studies show that the earlier a teen begins using drugs, the more likely he or she will develop a substance abuse problem or addiction. Teens who stay away from drugs in high school are less likely to develop a substance abuse problem later in life.
The test was positive. Now what?
If a positive test result occurs, parents/caregivers should contact their family doctor, Family Resource & Youth Service Center, area hospital or health department to determine the next best course of action to take.
Kits test for 10 drug types
- AMP – Amphetamines (Adderall, Meth, Ecstasy)
- BUP – Buprenorphine
- BZD – Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Roofies)
- COC – Cocaine
- MET – Methamphetamine
- MTD – Methadone
- OPI – Opiates/Morphine (Codeine, Heroin)
- OXY – Oxycodone (Hydrocodone)
- PCP – Phencyclidine
- THC – Marijuana
“Give Me A Reason” was launched on October 14, 2014, as a youth drug prevention initiative of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and Operation UNITE. In January 2018, UNITE assumed complete ownership of the initiative.