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Strategies for Success: New Pathways to Drug Abuse Prevention, Issue 2, Volume 1, Fall/Winter 2007

NCJ Number
Strategies for Success: New Pathways to Drug Abuse Prevention Volume: 1 Issue: 2 Dated: Fall/Winter 2007 Pages: 1-12
Date Published
December 2007
12 pages
This Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) publication addresses strategies for successful juvenile drug abuse prevention.
This volume contains informative articles updating preventive information on students and drug use. The theme of the articles is school-based random drug testing programs. The content of the articles contained in this publication include: When Drug Testing Stops and Starts Again, which is about the first high school in New Orleans to implement mandatory random drug testing; a community update letter from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) director, John Walters, and Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, regarding education and preventive drug abuse programs that target students; Random Drug Testing Program Embraced by a Suburban Phoenix Community, which discusses the results of a grant issued to implement a 3-year mandatory random student drug testing program; Summit Watch, which summarizes four 1-day summits on random student drug testing hosted by ONDCP; Washington, DC Conference Focuses on Random Drug Testing, which provides an overview of the first annual random student drug testing conference sponsored by the Institute for Behavior and Health; Not Safe at any Dose: Marijuana and Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs, which addresses the myths that downplay the risks associated with drug use that permeate youth culture; Grants For Random Student Drug Testing, which describes the 2007 Department of Education award grants for School-Based Student Drug Testing Programs to 15 grantees in 7 States; resources; and Myth versus Facts, which offers information to schools regarding random drug testing programs for students. List of resources