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Letter: Drug test kits free to parents

Bags of heroin, such as those seen in

Bags of heroin, such as those seen in this June 12, 2009, photo, are typically sold individually or in a 10-pack known as a "deck." Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Regarding "Fatal turn to heroin" [News, Jan. 26], free in-home drug-test kits are available to parents through the Suffolk County sheriff's Test, Don't Guess program. Parents can obtain them at locations including the Huntington, Babylon and Brookhaven youth bureaus, as well as from county legislators.

These kits are not just another tool to help prevent, discover and even stop drug abuse, but can indicate whether professional help might be needed.

Phil Enright, Medford