Parents: Are you worried your teenaged son or daughter is experimenting with drugs?
You're not alone.
According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, more than 15,000 kids per day try drugs for the first time, and the average age they start experimenting is 13.
In conjunction with the Wayne County Substance Abuse Coalition, HYPE Athletics is offering free drug test kids to parents. There are 1,000 kits available, which test for 12 different substances. Tests are 99 percent accurate.
This includes seven illicit drugs and five prescription drugs:
- Opiates (heroin)
- Phencycidine (PCP)
- Tricyclic antidepressants
Kits can be picked up at the HYPE Recreation Center, located at 23302 W. Warren Ave. in Dearborn Heights.
Questions? Call 313-436-0043.