Over the counter drug tests are widely available in USA stores. You choose the test that checks your family member’s urine for the type of drugs you suspect he or she is using. If the test shows positive for drugs, you send it off in a pre-addressed container, wait the required number of days and then check by phone or email to see if your initial results are verified. At first glance drug testing looks like a straightforward process, but addicts have figured out ways to get around the test. There are several things you can do to protect the integrity of the test.
Don't warn: Announcing that there will be a drug test every Friday night, gives someone plenty of time to prepare to cheat it. Not sharing when it will be required gives you more control over the test’s purity.
Test early: The best time to test is early in the morning, right after the addict wakes up. If they did drugs the night before or in the past few days it will show up. Testing first thing in the morning keeps him or her from preparing urine from someone else, or drinking a solution to mask the results.
Test with the door open. Obviously, there are some situations where modesty and privacy might issues arise while taking the test, for example with a father and daughter or a mother and a son. In these cases, you can still require that the bathroom door remain open so you will be able to detect excessive movement, such as reaching under the sink for a hidden clean urine sample).
Send it off: Many addicts, after failing a test, will claim they took one small pain pill. It goes like this. “Mom, remember that day I had those really bad cramps and the doctor prescribed that Lortab? I didn't take them all because I don't like taking pain pills, but the other day I had a migraine so I took one. I'm sorry”. They use such stories hoping you won't send the test off for further evaluation. Send it. The cost of evaluation is usually included in the price of the test. It is possible your family member is lying and he or she actually used morphine, heroin, stronger pain pills or other drugs. Find out exactly what drug they are taking by having professionals analyze it.