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It’s the time of year when both high school and college students are breathing a sigh of relief and head out on spring break. Some will stay home, others will go on family vacations, and many will travel with a group of friends. Each one of these groups is at risk for alcohol abuse during this time of year.

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The article that I blogged about earlier this week that discussed drug testing in high schools turns out to be part of a series. In the third installment, published yesterday, they spoke with Dave Bender–the director of Compass Mark, the local substance abuse education, prevention, and intervention organization. Bender believes random drug testing “is another example of teaching to a test. If you know what they’re asking, you can pass.”

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Today I came across a story from Lancaster, PA where several schools are implementing random drug testing in their substance abuse prevention efforts. Apparently they’ve been doing this for several years and have caught 36 students with positive test results throughout 5 school districts.

The article doesn’t go into detail about  how the testing is done, how they are randomly chosen, or what the students were under the influence of. These would be issues at the top of my mind:

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