Make Substance Abuse Prevention a Priority for your Family


We recently came upon the website of this wonderful non-profit organization, CANDLE, Inc., and wanted our readers to be aware of one of their programs—the Family Health Policy. This project is a way to make substance abuse prevention a priority for your family by using routine annual drug testing as a re-curring reminder.

As governed by the Family Health Policy, drug testing is not done out of suspicion or distrust, but rather it accepted like an annual doctor visit or dental check up. Enrollment is recommended when your child is a pre-teen, so by the time your son or daughter is old enough to ask for the car keys, drug testing will be an accepted routine. Along the way, you will have afforded your child an ironclad  excuse when pressured by peers.

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