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Drug Testing in Schools: What Parents Should Know

As drug use in teens continues to rise, more schools are choosing to randomly drug test students. Many parents are divided about this issue—some welcome it as another tool to steer kids away from drugs. Others view it as intrusive, a process that should be left to parents, not educators. But according to a 2010 […]

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Teen Drug Abuse: The Latest Statistics

Teen drug abuse is a terrifying topic for parents. Try as they may to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs, all too often peer pressure simply wins out over obedience and common sense. A national survey called “Monitoring the Future” offers an interesting snapshot of teen drug abuse. Surveys are conducted separately […]

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Nicotine Drug Testing

Cigarettes are a legal drug, one that used to be considered “hip” or cool to abuse. But over the past two or so decades, public opinion has definitely turned. Smoking, by most social standards, is thought of as a bad habit with negative health risks for smokers (and some argue second-hand smokers as well). There […]

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