. My daughter is suspected of using marijuana. She is only
14 years old. Is there a test that my wife and I can give
her to see if she tests positive and where do we get that?
are various home drug-testing kits on the market which you
can purchase at your local drug store. You may want to read
about the various types of tests and their advantages and
drawbacks before you purchase one. A good site for information
(which also sells testing kits) is www.saliva-testing.com
Be aware of the
small possibility of a false positive result with the tests
you read at home yourself. If you get a positive result, you
may want to confirm it with a more sophisticated test that
is read at a lab. Also know that all tests do not test for
the same substances. Be sure to read the label to get the
In the case
of a positive test, you should seek additional, professional
help from a qualified physician or counselor familiar with
adolescent drug use. Do your research on locating that person
first so you'll have someone to turn to if you need them.
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