This month drug testing kits went on sale in several pharmacies in Liverpool.
The drug testing kits are targeted at parents who may want to test their children for drug use.
The story was reported in the Liverpool Echo newspaper on 21/6/14 who reported that research by the National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research has shown that 12% of children aged between 11 and 15 will have used drugs during the last month and 20% will have used them during the last year. They also reported that research has also shown that drug use in this age group is increasing year on year and that up to 40% of children in this age group have been offered drugs in the last 12 months with Cannabis being the most popular drug.
Drug testing kits for parents have been available over the internet in the UK online for over 10 years now.