Utilized by Schools and Agencies
Over 200 schools in the United States and other countries use Psychemedics hair analysis as part of their drug-free school program
International schools include China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, and Venezuela
An increasing number of State Youth and Family Service Agencies use Psychemedics’ hair testing as part of their community service program
Teenage Drug Testing
2005 National Survey On Drug Use & Health
Drug Use and Teen Violence
- Teens who use illicit drugs are twice as likely to engage in violent behavior than those who do not.
- 27% of teens who abused illicit drugs reported attacking others with the intent to harm.
- 39% of teens who abused illicit drugs have stolen or tried to steal something worth more than $50 (compared to 9% of non-users).
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Special Report, Teens, Drugs, & Violence
Dangers of Teen Drug Use
- Teens who use drugs have lower levels of commitment to their education, higher truancy rates, and declining grades
- Teenage brains are still developing. Studies link:
- – Marijuana use with long-term deficits in verbal skills
- – Methamphetamine with slower cognitive response
- – Ecstasy with long-term memory impairment
- Those who use drugs as teens are far more likely to become drug-dependant as adults
Effect of Drug Use on Schools
- Those who use drugs have:
- More disruptive classroom behavior
- More fighting
- More stealing
- More property destruction
- This affects the learning environment for students who choose not to use drugs.