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Guides to RSDT

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. What You Need To Know About Drug Testing In Schools. (2002).

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. What You Need to Know About Starting a Student Drug-Testing Program. (2004).

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Strategies for Success: New Pathways to Drug Abuse Prevention. (Summer/Fall 2008). Read a commentary from the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

Edwards, C.E. & The Student Drug Testing Coalition. Student Drug Testing Programs: An Overview and Resource Guide. Arizona: Tucson, 2004.

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Research Studies, Reports & Articles

DuPont, R. L. (2013, April 18). Students Subject to Random Drug Testing Use Drugs Less Than Students Not Subject to Testing in Same Schools. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

DuPont, R. L., Campbell, M. D., Campbell, T. G., Shea, C. L., & DuPont, H. S. (2013). Self-reported drug and alcohol use and attitudes toward drug testing in high school with random student drug testing. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22(2), 104-119.

DuPont, R. L., Caldeira, K. M., DuPont, H. S., Vincent, K. B., Shea, C. L., & Arria, A. M. (2013). America's Dropout Crisis: The Unrecognized Connection to Adolescent Substance Use. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

For recent articles on teens and drug use, visit www.PreventTeenDrugUse.org.

Study Finds Teens and Parents Underreport Illegal Drug Use. This study reinforces the need for drug testing to detect recent drug use and demonstrates that current self-report youth surveys may also underreport rates of youth drug and alcohol use.

Delaney-Black, V. et al. (2010). Just say "I don't": Lack of concordance between teen report and biological measures of drug use. Pediatrics, 128(5), 887-893. Research Summary.

DuPont, R.L. (2010). New Study Shows Efficacy of Mandatory Random Student Drug Testing. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. Department of Education Study Executive Summary. Department of Education Study Full Report.

DeMitchell, T.A., Kossakoski, S., & Baldasaro, T. (2008). To Test or Not to Test? Drug Testing Teachers: The View of the Superintendent. The College Record, 110(6), 1207-1240.

Evans, D. (2010). Drug Testing of Students. Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, 3(4).

DuPont, R.L. (2010). Drug Testing in Clinical Settings. Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, 3(4).

Swedish Study Shows No-Use Messages from Parents Can Reduce Underage Drinking Behaviors Among Adolescents. Research Study Summary. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., 2009.

DuPont, R.L., Campbell, T.G., & Shea, C.L. Preliminary Study: Elements of a Successful School-Based Student Drug Testing Program. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., 2009.

Student Drug-Testing Coalition (2004). Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR: Report of research on student drug-testing programs.

McKinney, J.R. (2002). The effectiveness and legality of random drug testing policies. Ball State University. Reported by the Student Drug Testing Coalition.

McKinney, J.R. (2003). The effectiveness of random drug testing programs: A statewide follow-up study. Ball State University. Reported by the Student Drug Testing Coalition.

McKinney, J.R. (2004). Study of high schools with student drug-testing programs. Ball State University. Reported by the Student Drug Testing Coalition.

McKinney, J.R. (2005). Effectiveness of student random drug-testing programs. Ball State University. Reported by the Student Drug Testing Coalition.

Read Commentaries on Relationship Between Student Illicit Drug Use and School Drug-Testing Policies by Robert L. DuPont, M.D., and Student Drug Testing Coalition

DuPont, R.L., Campbell, T., Campbell, M. US Dept. of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. Final Report of a Demonstration Project: Enhancing and Assessing Student Drug Testing, Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., 2007.

Ringwalt, C., et al. (2008). Random drug testing in US public school districts, American Journal of Public Health, 98(5), 826-828.

Edwards, C.E. (2008). How many public school districts test students for illicit drugs on a random basis? Drug-Free Projects Coalition, Inc.

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RSDT Papers

The following papers offer new insights and ideas to consider when addressing RSDT programs:

Brady, L. Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of a Student Random Drug Testing Program in One New Jersey High School. Seton Hall University, Educational Administration & Supervision, 2007.

DuPont, R.L. Random student drug tests: Are they effective for identifying occasional drug users? Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (2008).

DuPont, R.L. Costs of Random Student Drug Testing. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (2008).

DuPont, R.L. Low Positive Test Rates in Random Student Drug Testing. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (2008).

DuPont, R.L. Random Student Drug Testing - What Can Be Learned from Research. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (2008).

DuPont, R.L., & Bucher, R.H. Guide to Responsible Family Drug and Alcohol Testing. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (2005).

DuPont, R.L., & Graves, H.G. Smarter Student Drug Testing. Rockville, MD: Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. (2005).

Edwards, C.E. (2008). Student drug-testing programs: Do these programs negatively impact students? Student Drug-Testing Coalition.

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RSDT in the News

US schools turn to new programs to warn teens of drug risks. (2015, February 9). FOX News

'Drug Free Club' Kicks Off in Schools in Belmont County. (2015, January 14). WTOV 9.

Clark, N. (2014, August 27). So. Md. Group Advocates Random Student Drug Testing. Southern Maryland News.

Rodas, J. (2014, August 20). Stateline School Randomly Drug Testing Student Athletes. WIFR.com.

Demos, C. (20214, August 6). Miami Dade Schools to Start Drug Testing Students. CBS Miami.

Jenco, M. (2013, April 2). 'Rampant' Pot Use May Prompt Drug Testing at Naperville Schools. The Chicago Tribune.

Piniat, E. (2013, March 26). Districts Find Drug Testing Useful 'Tool for Intervention.' LaceyPatch.

Stockholm News has tracked developments in laws related to RSDT in Sweden. On April 26, 2010, the Ombudsman of Swedish Parliament ruled in favor of RSDT, declaring that it is not against the Constitution to drug test a student if consent is obtained from both students and parents. This voluntary RSDT program model may now be used in schools across Sweden. RSDT Update in Sweden.

What do students say about RSDT? Three New Jersey students in middle and high school advocate for random drug testing in schools in articles published in the Asbury Park Press on January 26, 2010.
Drug testing can save lives.
Saving a life justifies testing.
Schools have duty to keep kids safe.

This staff editorial from the Wyoming Tribune Eagle discusses the proposed RSDT program in Goshen County, WY and features Dr. Bertha Madras, former deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Goshen parents missing the point on drug testing. (2009, July 14). Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

The National Institute of Citizen Anti-drug Policy (NICAP) has transcribed a 2008 interview with Former U.S. Drug Czar John Walters in which he discusses drug use prevention efforts, highlighting the importance of RSDT in schools.

The town of Tecumseh, Oklahoma takes a look back to the landmark Supreme Court case which ruled random testing of students involved in extracurricular activities constitutional. Reflections on Random Student Drug Testing Supreme Court Case: Both Support and Criticisms Remain. (2009, October 23). Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

IBH applauds countries from around the world for implementing new RSDT programs to reduce youth drug use abroad.
Student Drug Testing Programs Make Strides Abroad; Continue to Thrive in United States. (2009, Oct. 15). Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.

Mandatory drug tests will begin in Russian schools in Fall, 2009.
Russian teens to be tested for drugs at school. (2009, October 8). The Independent.

The following articles document the political support for RSDT in the Philippines by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and members of the Dangerous Drugs Board, the Department of Health, the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education in the Philippines:
Arroyo orders random drug testing in schools nationwide. (2009, January 13). GMA News.
Drug tests in schools should include teachers, too. (2009, January 14), GMA News.
Stopping random drug testing is a human rights violation. (2009, January 16), GMA News.

Things heat up in Hawaii after public school teachers voted and approved of nationwide random drug testing of teachers as part of contract negotiations:
Hawaii attempts random drug tests of teachers. (2008, December 20). Washington Post.

Longman, Jeré. (2008, November 28). High Schools Take on Doping with no Consensus on Strategy. New York Times. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/28/sports/28doping.html?em#

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Books Available for Order

DuPont, R.L. & Brady, L.A. (2005). Drug Testing in Schools -- Guidelines for Effective Use Center City, MN: Hazelden.

DuPont, R. L. (2000). The Selfish Brain -- Learning From Addiction Center City, MN: Hazelden.

DuPont, R.L. (1984). Getting Tough on Gateway Drugs: A Guide for the Family Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, 1984.

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