Adolescent drug testing policies in schools

Sharon Levy, Miriam Schizer, Seth D. Ammerman, Pamela K. Gonzalez, Sheryl A. Ryan, Lorena M. Siqueira, Vincent C. Smith

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More than a decade after the US Supreme Court established the legality of abstract school-based drug testing, these programs remain controversial, and the evidence evaluating efficacy and risks is inconclusive. The objective of this technical report is to review the relevant literature that explores the benefits, risks, and costs of these programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1107-e1112
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Levy, S., Schizer, M., Ammerman, S. D., Gonzalez, P. K., Ryan, S. A., Siqueira, L. M., & Smith, V. C. (2015). Adolescent drug testing policies in schools. Pediatrics, 135(4), e1107-e1112.