Parents

If you suspect your child is using drugs, TASC can provide guidance during this challenging time. Intervention, or taking action as soon as possible will help prevent life-long drug use and addiction.

TASC offers drug testing services for children, teens, and adults. Counseling services are available for children who are at least 12 years old. TASC will:

  • Confidentially and accurately test your child for drugs
  • Provide guidance during this challenging time so you can discuss your expectations with your child
  • Develop a treatment plan if the test is positive; if the test is negative, suggested next steps are discussed
  • Provide affordable pricing for testing and counseling services

How can we help? Contact TASC today.

Did you know?

  • Children are approached to try drugs and alcohol at an early age. First time drug use is 12 to 13 years old in Arizona. (AZ Youth Survey, AZ Criminal Justice Commission)
  • More than 90% of adults suffering from addiction developed the problem between the ages of 12 to 20 years old. (Treatment Research Institute)

  • Drugs of Abuse
    • Here is a list of commonly abused drugs:

      • Alcohol
      • Cocaine/Crack
      • DXM (Cough suppressant)
      • Ecstasy
      • Heroin
      • Inhalants
      • Ketamine
      • K2/Spice
      • LSD
      • Marijuana
      • Methamphetamine
      • PCP

      • Opiates/Prescription Pain Relievers (Codeine, Fentanyl, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Morphine)
      • Prescription Sedatives (Xanax, Valium, Quaaludes)
      • Prescription Stimulants (Adderall, Ritalin)

      Learn more about these drugs and emerging trends by visiting the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • Resources
    • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
      Offers a helpline for parents to address your child’s substance use. Master’s level specialists provide assistance in developing an action plan. Trained parent coaches are available, as well as many other helpful resources.

      Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
      PAL is a support group of parents helping other parents who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Trained parents facilitate weekly, no cost meetings that provide addiction education and support.

      Moms Strong
      Moms create awareness about the mental and physical health risks associated with marijuana use by their children. These moms share personal stories and the latest science related to marijuana’s impact on a young person’s brain development.

      Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
      Offers a national treatment services locator and behavioral health helplines.