Parenting a teenager can be terrifying. One day you are snuggled up in their bed reading their favorite story, and seemingly the next, they are jumping in a friend’s car headed to a concert. Adolescence is a time of individuation, experimentation, and emotional turmoil– a dangerous combination when it comes to drug use and abuse.
Nearly 50 percent of teenagers use some sort of illicit drug before high school graduation. As a parent, you would do anything to ensure a bright, healthy future for your child, but making them pee in a cup seems so invasive, confrontational, and well, “yucky.” If only there were an alternative way to keep them safe!
Clearlee offers a dignified, discreet drug-testing option: remote saliva testing. What is remote saliva testing? Remote means you can test anytime, anywhere, eliminating the need to travel to a laboratory or doctor’s office. And since Clearlee’s tests use saliva instead of urine samples, they are less invasive, protecting your relationship and your teen’s privacy while holding them accountable for their choices. Here are 5 ways Clearlee is taking the “yucks” out of drug testing:
Less Confrontation, More Dignity
Think back to when you were a teenager, hungry for the independence of adulthood but uncertain how to get there. Maybe you tried drugs or alcohol, or maybe you just watched as several of your classmates walked the dangerous path of experimentation. Maybe you had a supportive relationship with your mom and dad, or maybe it was more fraught. Whatever your circumstances, imagine if one of your parents came into your room with a drug testing kit, demanding a urine sample. How would you feel? Would you argue, slam the door in their face, or dilute the sample with toilet water as a way of protest?
Thankfully, today there is a better, more dignified way to drug test. Saliva samples are easy to collect, non-invasive, and impossible to cheat. The Clearlee smartphone app notifies your loved one when it is time to test and then guides them through the sample collection process. A combination of facial recognition software and human review authenticates the results, taking you out of the role of “testing police.”
There is a reason the teenage years are associated with closed doors and “Do Not Enter” signs. Teenagers value their privacy. Remote saliva tests ensure privacy by eliminating the need for supervised testing. Clearlee’s tests can be completed from the comfort of your home or wherever your loved one feels most secure. Moreover, Clearlee’s test kits are delivered straight to your door, eliminating the possibility of awkward encounters in the aisles of your local pharmacy.
Imagine having to strong-arm your teenager into the family car to drive to the pediatrician’s office or local laboratory for a drug test. Add up the time spent driving to and from, as well as the possible wait time at the facility, and you could be looking at a several-hour commitment, at least!
Now imagine a drug testing program that requires no travel, less than 20 minutes for sample collection, and results available in an hour. At Clearlee, we understand that convenience equals compliance. The more cumbersome and time-consuming something is, the less likely you and your loved one will stick with it, so we’ve made the drug testing process as simple and streamlined as possible.
Rapid, Accurate Results
Traditional urine tests require a 2-3 day wait time for results. Clearlee delivers results within one hour. This provides you and your loved one with immediate feedback about recent use, facilitating timely conversations and earlier interventions. And Clearlee’s tests are 99 percent accurate, putting them on par with traditional drug testing methods. This combination of efficiency and accuracy relegates urine tests to where they belong– as a backup, confirmation method when needed.
Accountability and Empowerment
Clearlee’s remote saliva tests are random, meaning your loved one can be prompted to test anytime, any day of the year. This effectively deters use and helps your loved one to take responsibility for their choices. No “off” days, and no excuses! Moreover, Clearlee empowers your loved one to take control of their health and wellness by putting them in control of the entire sample collection and submission process.
Parenting a teenager is challenging in the best of circumstances. Add in the possibility of drug abuse, and it can be downright daunting! Clearlee offers a discreet and effective way to keep your loved one safe with remote saliva testing. Our innovative, convenient approach reduces confrontation, maintains privacy, and delivers rapid, accurate results. Moreover, Clearlee empowers your loved one to make healthier choices and take accountability for their actions. Say goodbye to the “yucks” of traditional drug testing and hello to a more dignified way to ensure your loved one’s health!