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OTTAWA DRUG TESTS
(2008-05-21)
(wgvu) - OTTAWA COUNTY IS MAKING IT EASIER FOR PARENTS TO FIND OUT IF THEIR CHILDREN MAY BE USING DRUGS.
TWO IN-HOME TEST KITS SCREEN FOR MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL, WITH RESULTS IN JUST A FEW SECONDS.
COUNTY HEALTH EDUCATOR STEPHANIE
VANDERKOOI SAYS THEY STARTED CARRYING THE TESTS AS A WAY TO EMPOWER PARENTS AND PREVENT YOUTH DRUG ABUSE.
MORE THAN JUST DETECTION TOOLS,
VANDERKOOI SAYS THEY'RE ALSO EDUCATIONAL, PROVIDING HELP FOR MOMS AND DADS WHO MAY BE CLUELESS ABOUT DRUG ABUSE.
THE MARIJUANA TEST USES A URINE SAMPLE TO GIVE A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE RESULT; WHILE THE ALCOHOL TEST IS A MOUTH SWAB THAT SHOWS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL.
ON A SIDE NOTE, SHE SAYS DRIVERS CAN USE THAT SAME TEST AS A GUIDE TO WHETHER THEY'RE LEGALLY INTOXICATED.
THEY'RE AVAILABLE AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S HUDSONVILLE OFFICE AT A COST OF $3.00 EACH. THE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 3100 PORT SHELDON ROAD, AND IS OPEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 8AM-4:30PM, CLOSED FROM NOON TO 1PM FOR LUNCH. CALL THEM AT (616)396-5266.
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