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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School-based drug testing is a controversial approach to preventing substance use by students. Although school drug testing has hypothetical benefits, and studies have noted modest reductions in self-reported student drug use, the American Academy of Pediatrics opposes widespread implementation of these programs because of the lack of solid evidence for their effectiveness

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)782-783
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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