Drug Testing News BLOG

San Diego, California – January 3, 2008 â€“ Hair follicle drug testing is considered to be one of the most trustworthy methods of drug testing being used by both law enforcement agencies and organizations. Now the accuracy and reliability of hair follicle drug testing can be done within the home in a simple and convenient drug testing kit.

HairConfirm has made available both their Regular Hair Follicle Drug Testing Kit and their Express Hair Follicle Drug Testing Kit for use in the home. Available in the form of a simple drug testing kit, TestCountry.com is now offering HairConfirm’s convenient product through their website.

Because of the kit’s ability to detect the most popular drugs, HairConfirm’s Hair Follicle Drug Testing Kits are the number one choice of parents who want to ensure a drug-free home.

Through Testcountry.com’s work with HairConfirm, some very interesting statistics have been collected regarding the growing trend in drug usage that has been revealed through the tests. Over a 5 month period, 1162 tests were administered and out of those 1162 tests, 21% of those came out positive for drug use. That translates into 240 out of the 1162 tests being positive. Out of the 240 tests, 14% were positive for Cocaine and its metabolites. Another 3.6% showed positive results for Meth, whereas 2.5% revealed positive results for THC.

These results are rather staggering regarding cocaine use although it is frequently reported to the Drug Abuse Warning Network by hospitals all over the United States. Reports increased 47% between 1995 and 2002 and during 2002, Cocaine was mentioned by emergency departments a total of 199,198 times to the Drug Abuse Warning Network.

What is increasingly alarming is that drug abuse is especially prevalent in teens in that the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that approximately 35.3 million American teenagers between the ages of 12 and 19 had experimented with Cocaine. This translates into 14.3% of the teenage population trying Cocaine at least once. In addition to teenagers, 7.7% of college students and 15.2% of young adults have also tried Cocaine at some point in their lives. Being able to conduct tests within the home that are 100% confidential, 99.9% accurate, cheat proof, and screens for the most popular drugs is important when drug abuse is suspected in the home. All it takes is a simple hair follicle to get it done. With 20.2% of eighth graders, 30.7% of tenth graders, and 42.5% of high school seniors reporting that powder cocaine is easy to obtain, having the HairConfirm Regular or Express Hair Follicle Drug Testing Kit handy can ensure the safety of loved ones and keep more homes drug-free. This is why TestCountry.com has teamed up with HairConfirm to offer this handy hair follicle testing kit and hopefully there will soon be a decline in the upward trend of drug abuse.

About TestCountry

TestCountry.com is an online home test kit superstore. The company offers home or work drug test kits for a variety of needs, including HIV / AIDS testing kits, pregnancy and fertility testing, paternity and DNA testing, substance use testing, health hazard detection, disease and cancer detection, and nutrition and wellness testing. TestCountry specializes in easy-to-use tests that can be individually administered in the security and privacy of a home or office. All shipments are packaged discreetly, thus respecting the privacy of clients. The company operates exclusively through their web site, found at www.testcountry.com, and features a question and answer section providing responses to many common concerns users may have related to the various types of home testing.