AAP Opposes In-School Drug Testing Due to Lack of Evidence

Health Drug Testing

In an updated policy statement, “Adolescent Drug Testing Policies in Schools,” published in the April 2015 issue of Pediatrics and also online, the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages and supports the efforts of schools to identify and address student substance abuse, but recommends against the use of school-based drug testing programs, often called random drug testing. Learn more at pediatrics.aappublications.org (search for “adolescent drug testing in schools”).

Katherine Kopp is a freelance writer and editor in Chapel Hill.

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