Drug Education Council offers free spice testing, parents respond

Mobile, Ala. (WALA) The Drug Education Council offers free drug testing for parents, or anyone, interested in testing for a number of drugs including Spice.

“We test on a regular basis. Parents sometimes bring the specimen to us sometimes they bring the child to us, sometimes we’ll have several parents bringing in 5 or 6 kids at a time,” said the Executive Director of the Drug Education Council Virginia Guy.

Guy says random drug testing gives kids more reasons to say “no” to the drug.

“It’s a lot easier to say ‘Oh, gosh my mom would kill me. She’ll drug test me anytime she wants to, and I’ll never be able to go out.’ The parent is the one that looks like they are not cool instead of the kid not looking cool,” Said Guy.

Surveys conducted by the Drug Education Council revealed hundreds of students thought the toxic drug was like marijuana. They seemed grateful to learn, it’s far from it.

“Some of the students wrote…they thanked me because they did not realize spice was poisonous,” said Terry King, Drug Education Council.

If a parent wants to have a child tested, take your child or his/her specimen (1/2 cup of urine) to the Drug Education Council office located at 3000 Television Avenue, Mobile, Ala. 36606.

They test for the following drugs:

  • THC (marijuana)
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates (pain killers like Lortab and Vicodin)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Amphetamine (stimulate drugs including ADD/ ADHD medicines)
  • Methadone
  • Benzodiazepine (depressant drugs like Valium and Xanax)
  • Barbiturates (drugs like sleeping pills)
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • MDMA/ Ecstasy
  • Optional: Can also be tested for: Spice/K2 (synthetic marijuana)
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