www.niaaa.nih.gov Information, publications,
news and frequently asked questions from the
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
www.nida.nih.gov More information about
alcohol and other drugs.
www.well.com/user/woa This site has
information about various drugs with a focus on
www.cdc.gov Search the Centers for Disease &
Control and Prevention to access fact sheets,
news and prevention resources for alcohol and
other drug prevention. Marijuana
www.michigan.gov/mdch Michigan statistics
regarding alcohol and other drug use and other
useful information. Drug Testing
www.aap.org The American Academy of
Pediatrics. Use the search function on this
website to look up alcohol or other drug Kits
www.ncadd.org This website has straightforward
information about how to address alcohol issues
with your children.
www.freevibe.com online service of the National
Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign that offers
information, fact sheets, games and posters for
teens with a special section on early intervention.
www.checkyourself.org Partnership for a Drug-
Free America that offers resources, information,
quizzes and videos for teens to question
themselves about their drug use.
www.thecoolspot.org National Institute of Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism. It is a place for teens
about “being yourself, thinking for yourself, and
getting the facts about underage drinking.”
www.theantidrug.com In the following languages:
Filipino, Chinese, Korean & Vietnamese.
Los Padres: La Anti-Droga www.laantidroga.com
Ottawa County Health Department
12251 James Street to prevent
Holland, MI 49424 youth drug use in
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The Ottawa County Health
Drug testing kits – Informational websites for
Department and the Ottawa
Frequently asked questions Parents & teens
County Sheriff’s Department . . .
through the Communities Helping Ottawa What drugs do the kits test Parents:
Obtain a Safe Environment (CHOOSE) for? http://www.painfullyobvious.com Painfully Obvious®
Coalition are offering the sale of low cost Kits from the health department exists to give you the facts about the effects and
in home drug testing kits for alcohol and are available to test for alcohol dangers of prescription drug abuse. It's important that
marijuana. The purpose of this initiative is and marijuana. you understand that depending on how prescription
to empower parents/guardians and to drugs are used, they can either save a life... or end it.
prevent youth drug use in Ottawa County. What body fluids are used in The information on this site is intended to make it
the tests? "Painfully Obvious®" that abusing prescription drugs
According to the Anti-Drug Coalitions of The alcohol test uses saliva and
is totally unsafe and totally uncool.
America, home drug tests will not only the marijuana test utilizes urine.
http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/ U.S. Department of Health
deliver an answer to know if your child is
and Human Services and SAMHSA’s National
using drugs, but it also offers an excuse How accurate are the tests?
for the child to overcome peer pressure. The alcohol test is 93% accurate. The marijuana Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information.
test (THC) is 97% accurate. www.DEA.gov Drug Enforcement Administration
In addition to the drug or alcohol test, the www.intheknowzone.com Information about
kits will also be supplied with various drug How much do the kits cost? substance abuse. Increase your knowledge.
education literature, local substance The alcohol kit costs $3. The marijuana kit also sells www.theantidrug.com The Anti-Drug. Tips and ideas
abuse treatment center locations, a list of for $3. Any combination of two kits can be to help parents make a difference; by preventing
kit distributors, and information on how to purchased for $5. alcohol and other drug use.
start a discussion about drugs with your www.family.samhsa.gov
child. For more information about this Who may purchase the kits? developed to support the
initiative and the CHOOSE Coalition The sale of the kits are intended for parents and or efforts of parents and other
please visit www.miottawa.org/health guardians. Purchasers must be 18 years or older. caring adults to promote
mental health and prevent the
Why are the kits being offered? use of alcohol, tobacco and
It is the intent of the Ottawa The kits are tools to empower parents/guardians to illegal drugs among 7 to 18
County Health Department to have a dialogue with their children about drugs and year olds.
drug use. www.drugfreeamerica.org Drug information, parent
maintain an environment where
resources, and tips for parents.
parents/guardians are able to Do I have to be from Ottawa County to purchase www.connectforkids.org Guidance for parents.
purchase and use the drug test a drug testing kit? Connecting parents to information, news and ideas
kits without fear of legal action No, this is completely anonymous any adult 18 and
for action on raising drug free kids.
against them or their children. over can purchase them.
www.abcparenting.com Great information for
developing life skills in children from birth through the
Where can I purchase the Drug Testing Kits?
The kits are available at the Ottawa County Health
Department, 12251 James St., Holland Branch www.parentingisprevention.org Connect here to learn
Only! Grand Haven Township is also offering the how important parents are in setting their children on
sale of drug testing kits, please call them for more a drug free path. Ask questions, get tips and more.
information at 616.842.5988. www.healthfinder.gov A great library of health
Start a discussion about information from the US Department of Health and
drugs with your child Can they be used in legal proceedings? Human Services.
The results of the tests are for at-home use only, www.jointogether.org This site houses news and
and are not admissible in court or in any legal information about substance abuse and violence.