is a free program for the residents of
Curry County, Oregon. We are sure,
however, that communities, schools and
organizations that would like to explore
developing such a program in their
community, could receive information and
encouragement from the developers of this
program. The estimated cost of the kit is
Sheriff Mark Metcalf, Colvin
& Moore, PO Box 681, Gold
Beach, OR 97444,
Concerned about your child and drugs?
Are you suspicious that your son or daughter is
using drugs? You want to find out and take
responsible action, but you need information and
support? There is an answer.
The Curry County, OR Sheriff's Department
has put together a Parent Aid kit to help parents
with their children through confidential, reliable
Aid for Parents
There is an answer
You now have a way to receive information that
can help guide you in making decisions regarding
what steps to take.
The first step in solving the problem is
recognizing that you (parents/guardians) can take
responsible action. The second step is to use a
test kit for detection of drugs. Results are given
only to you, without legal consequence.
We want to help parents help themselves in
dealing with drug problems at the earliest stage of
abuse. Parents using correct information and the
support of community service agencies can.
The Curry County Sheriff's Office (Oregon) will
maintain strict confidentiality.
ONLY YOU WILL BE TOLD THE TESTING RESULTS.
Our goal is to provide you with the information
which will assist you in making decisions and
taking action to help your son or daughter. The
results of the test cannot be used for any
If the results indicate that drugs are present,
you as a parent have community resources available
for additional information, support and counseling.
Physicians, nurses, school counseling staff,
counselors, and health educators are some of the
resources. Also, there are local organizations such
as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
These resources maintain confidentiality.
When a person consumes a drug, it is processed
by the body and unused portions are excreted in the
urine. The testing laboratory has highly trained
personnel who use stare-of-the-art instrumentation
to detect these drugs. Solid dosage items can also
be tested, i.e., white powder, green leafy
material, etc. Analysis results can not be used for
any enforcement or litigation purposes! The
specimen is discarded after analysis.
* Note: Interpretation
of retention time must take into account
variability of urine specimens; drug metabolism and
half-life; patient's physical condition; fluid
intake, and method and frequency of ingestion.
Theses are general guidelines only.
General Chart for Drug
Retention Time *
Barbiturates - short acting
Barbiturates - long acting
Valium related drugs
3 days or more
1-21 days **
Up to 3 days
** If a person smokes one
marijuana cigarette, the drug may be detectable up
to 48 hours later. Light smokers (once a week) 1-3
days; Moderate (3-5 times a week) 3-10 days;
Heavy/Chronic (Daily) 5-21 days because the
drug builds up in the body fat and may continually
be detectable for up to 4 weeks after the person
How do I use the kit?
Instructions are provided that will guide you,
step by step, to complete the process.
How will I be notified of the results?
You will be contacted according to the information
that you provided in the materials which were
submitted. It will take at least five
(5) working days for the results to be given
Curry County Parent Aid is a community
partnership between Curry County Sheriff's Office,
Brookings Police Department, Gold Beach Police
Department, Port Orford Police Department, and
human services agencies in Curry County. The
following have generously contributed to the Parent
Aid Program: Gold Beach Rotary, Port
Orford Rotary, City of Gold Beach, City of
Brookinsg, City of Port Orford, Commission on
Children and Families and parents like you!
Sheriff Mark Metcalf, Colvin & Moore,
PO Box 681, Gold Beach, OR 97444,
Related Topics: Drug
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