Drug Testing in High School

Drug-testing in schools has been shown to reduce the use of drugs as well as reduce other negative activities and occurrences known to be associated with drug use among students. There are critical components of a drug testing program and this study has related those components and the appropriateness of their use in a school drug testing program.


Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Johnston, Lloyd D. And OMalley, Patrick M. (2003) Relationships Between Student Illicit Drug Use and School Drug-Testing Policies. J. Sch Health, 2003;73(4): 159-164.

Judy Kreamer, Gary M. Fields, Ph.D.

, et al., titled “The Overlooked Cause of Children Being Left Behind: Drug Use Compromising Academic Success,” published by Educating Voices, Inc., 2008

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “Academic Performance and Substance Use among Students Aged 12 to 17: 2002, 2003, and 2004.” The NSDUH Report, Issue 18, May 2006

Student Drug Testing Coalition (2008) Reports and Resources. Online available at http://www.studentdrugtesting.org.

Klauke, Amy and Hadderman, Margaret (1990) Drug Testing..


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