The City of Highland Village is now offering free drug testing kits to local parents as a tool in the fight against teen drug use.
Teaming with the website, TestMyTeen.com, the Highland Village Police Department opened up the program.
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The company claims the test can detect several different types of illegal substances within just a few minutes of taking a urine sample.
Police hope it will serve as a proactive way for parents to both discourage drug use in their kids and open a dialogue about the issue. Plus, officers said it can actually be a help to students who are feeling pressured to try drugs.
"When they go out with their friends and their friends offer them something illegal, they can say, 'No guys, I can't do that because my parents test me,’” said Marcus High School Resource Officer Cpl. David Harney.
Police said they can provide one test per family.