"Give Me A Reason" Test Kits

The Give Me A Reason drug prevention initiative is a voluntary drug testing program of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and Operation UNITE, designed as a way for our youth to avoid peer pressure and give them a reason to say “no” to drug use. When confronted with drugs, this initiative provides youth an opportunity to say:

“I can’t use drugs, my parents drug test me!”

Give Me A Reason will provide free saliva-based drug testing kits to parents or caregivers. The non-invasive test is then given within the privacy of your home with results in approximately 10 minutes.

 What type of test is used?

The SalivaScan testing method involves taking a non-invasive swab of the mouth and comparing the results on a color bar included with the kit. The kit tests for a variety of drugs including: Amphetamines (Adderall, Meth, Ecstasy), Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Roofies), Cocaine, marijuana, Methadone, methamphetamine, Opiates (Codeine, Heroin, Morphine, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone), Phencyclidine (PCP) and Barbiturates (Tranquilizers). 

What if the test is positive?

If a positive test result occurs, parents/caregivers should contact their family doctor, Family Resource & Youth Service Center, area hospital, health department or other professional to determine the next course of action to take. 


A positive result can be a false positive.

"The American Academy of Pediatricians, along with many other national organizations, advises against involuntarily drug testing adolescents; in this document the AAP provides guidance on how parents and clinicians can manage if an adolescent refuses a drug test that is clinically indicated. The AAP recommends that pediatricians discuss who will receive results with adolescents and their parents before ordering a drug test. Drug testing can be used to identify substance use and may be useful for monitoring patients in treatment for substance use disorders; it can also be invasive and results can easily be misinterpreted so the procedure should be used with caution. It is important for pediatricians, who are on the front lines of detecting and addressing drug use in children, to understand and be prepared to use the tools and strategies effective in these endeavors." More information can be found at https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Recommendations-on-Drug-Testing-in-Children-and-Adolescents.aspx.

Information about talking to your children about drugs can be downloaded below.

Call for more information:
Church Hill First Baptist ChurchChurch Hill423-257-6271
Church Hill Medical Mission (Cathy Doerr)Church Hill423-256-2408
Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)Clinton865-457-3007
Clinton Baptist AssociationClinton865-457-9481
New Beginning Baptist ChurchCumberland Gap423-869-7378
Dr. Charles Tompkins, DDSHarrogate423-869-4762
Heartland PharmacyHarrogate423-869-7790
Pump Springs Baptist ChurchHarrogate423-869-8323
South Central Kingsport Community DevelopmentKingsport423-429-7553
Circle Assembly of GodKnoxville865-679-2360
Family Med WestKnoxville865-288-4232
Alder Springs Baptist ChurchLaFollette423-562-1712
First Baptist Church of LafolletteLafollette423-526-7649
Standfield Assembly of GodLafollette423-784-7011
ICARE (poc Mike Miller)Maynardville865-258-3758
Oakie's PharmacyMaynardville
Revival Vision Church of GodMaynardville865-992-7162
Union County Animal HospitalMaynardville865-992-7181
Cunningham Drugs PharmacyNew Tazewell423-626-3151
New Heights ChurchNorris865-603-9075
Active ElectricOak Ridge865-441-0092
Vascular Diagnostic Center of Oak RidgeOak Ridge865-482-4028
Vascular Diagnostic Center of Oak RidgeOak Ridge865-482-4028
Crossroads Assembly of GodRogersville423-235-9009
East Rogersville Baptist ChurchRogersville423-272-2496
Faith AssemblyRogersville423-272-2496
First Baptist ChurchRogersville423-272-2151
Hawkins County Sheriff DepartmentRogersville423-272-4848
Hawkins County Tennessee Anti Drug Coalition
(poc Alice Snodgrass)
Hope Community ChurchRogersville423-754-3489
Medical Center PharmacyRogersville423-272-8104
Rural Health Service Consortium (RHSC)Rogersville423-921-1921
The Sheperd's CenterRogersville423-921-8044
U-Save Drug CenterRogersville423-272-6408
Rigsby Bait and TackleTazewell423-626-2984
Family Medicine WestWartburg423-346-5566
Alice McCaffrey,
Apr 20, 2015, 1:39 PM
Alice McCaffrey,
Apr 20, 2015, 1:38 PM