Alcohol Tests and Schools – How Alcohol Testing Can Help Your High School

The prevalence of underage drinking in high school will come as no surprise to an experienced school administrator.  Spring in particular is a time to be vigilant for underage drinking in high schools, as it is a very exciting time for many students.  School dances, prom, and graduation parties all mean celebration and for some students that means maybe it’s okay to sneak alcohol into the gym.

Want to know what's in the glass?  Find out with an AlcoScreen Alcohol Test

Want to know what's in the glass? Find out with an AlcoScreen Alcohol Test

Well, regardless of the event, it’s still not – and underage drinking is a crime.  Kids have begun to drink at an earlier age too.  According to a US Department of Health and Human Services Alcohol Alert, “In 2003, the average age of first use of alcohol was about 14, compared to about 17 1/2 in 1965.”  This means that underage drinking is not just the realm of high school seniors anymore, but also freshmen and middle school students.

The AlcoScreen saliva alcohol test can help you defend against alcohol abuse in your school.  It is a dual purpose alcohol test that can identify someone’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at ranges from 0.02%, 0.04%, 0.08% or 0.30%.  It can also be dipped into an alcoholic beverage to qualitatively determine if it has alcohol in it.

When testing saliva, the color of the test strip will determine your results.  You can conveniently compare the shade of green of the test strip against the packaging.  When you are testing possibly alcoholic beverages, results do not follow the same color patterns – an alcohol-positive result is found when the test strip turns dark brown or black.

For teachers, parents, and school administrators, the AlcoScreen is a great tool for deterring underage alcohol abuse.  Call Home Health Testing today at 910-815-0209 to learn more about the test and our bulk pricing options.

[“Silent Water Drops” photo by Nico van der Merwe]