Impacts of Psychemedics School Drug Testing Programs
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- Higher Academic Performance
- Increased Daily Attendance Rates
- Created a Tangible Deterrent Program
- Identified Students Needing Intervention
- Positive Impact on Morale
- Increased Enrollment
- Higher Standardized Test Scores
- Improved Behavior from Students
Adolescent Substance Use: America’s #1 Public Health Problem
- Drug use increasing
- Frequency of use increasing
- Potency of use increasing
- Teen attitudes on dangers of drugs declining
- Prescription & designer drugs use up
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More Teens using drugs at school — survey finds
- 60% of high school students and 32% of middle school students say students keep, use or sell drugs on their school grounds.
- 36% say it’s easy or fairly easy for students to use drugs or smoke without getting caught.
- Teens estimate that 17% of classmates use drugs, drink or smoke during the school day.
- Almost half of high school students know a student who sells drugs at their school.
- More than half of high school students say there’s a place on school grounds or near the school where students go to drink, use drugs or smoke during the school day.
Click on the button at the bottom to see the 17th annual back-to-school survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse focused on use at school.