A Missouri company is getting a lot of national attention through its campaign to have parents test their teenagers for possible drug use. Mason Duchatschek is the President of Fenton-based TestMyTeen.com, a company that sells kits that are able to test for drug use through urine analysis and through testing of hair samples. He says many kids are taught to “just say no to drugs,” but having parents with the test kits allows the teenagers to deal with peer pressure by saying to other teens, “My parents test me.” That gives the teens a socially acceptable excuse to say no. As for privacy concerns, Duchatschek says parents have the right to set rules in their own homes for testing children for illegal drugs. He insists this is not an invasion of privacy because children involved in illegal activity have no expectation of privacy in their parents home.

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