Adolescent Substance Use: America’s #1 Public Health Problem
Drug use increasing, teens think since it's legal in Colorado it's ok for them to use.
Frequency of use increasing
Potency of use increasing by 20%
Teen attitudes on dangers of drugs declining
Prescription & designer drugs now the rage.
WHY DRUG TEST???
it won't happen to my kids...right???
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.
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Benefits of Psychemedics School Drug Testing Programs
Higher Academic Performance
Increased Daily Attendance Rates
Created a Tangible Deterrent Program
Identified Students Needing Intervention
Positive Impact on Morale
Higher Standardized Test Scores
Improved Behavior from Students