Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Study: Random Drug Testing of Middle Schools Students Proves Effective In Preventing Substance Abuse

NJ Today (Atlantic City, NJ) March 8, 2013

"The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind released the results of their six year study of the effectiveness of drug-testing in the prevention of substance abuse among New Jersey middle school students at the statewide Addiction Conference.
For several years, some New Jersey middle schools have asked parents for permission to carry out random drug testing in the school. Now, the first longitudinal study measuring the effectiveness of these programs indicates these tests tend to reduce rates of drug abuse in later years." Read More

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