Dutch parents in the council area of Edam-Volendam are receiving kits in order to test teenagers for drug use.
The local council has announced it will deliver free drugs test kits to 1,500 local families as a preventative measure against teenage use of cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine, heroin, morphine and codeine and PCP, which is also known as Angel Dust.
Parents have been instructed on how to use the kits on young people between the ages of 15 and 19.
Parents who wish to become involved in the tests will need to take samples of saliva from their children.
Council officials have said the reason for sending the kits is purely preventative, to give parents the opportunity to raise the highly emotive issue of teenage drug taking.
Drug use in Edam-Vollendam has long been considered a social problem.
Friday 27th August, 2010
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