School Based Student Drug Testing Programs
This is a comprehensive site offering resources, publications, research findings, best practices, and guidance on policy design and development. The site is designed to meet the needs of a range of audiences, from students and parents interested in learning more about program goals to educators and administrators involved in program management. Random student drug testing is an effective prevention tool for discouraging drug use among a very vulnerable population. It can help identify substance users early, before a drug dependency begins, as well as students with a dependency so that they may be referred to appropriate treatment. Random testing also promotes a safer, healthier learning environment.
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