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Saturday, December 31, 2005

ONDCP: How To Run A Drug Testing Program

The Office of National Drug Control Policy will sponsor four regional summits on student drug testing. Each summit will present information on the legal challenges of a drug testing program; policy development; the importance of a student assistance program; and various drug testing methods. If you would like to know more about Student Drug Testing, we invite you to attend one of four free Student Drug Testing Regional Summits. Summits will be held in Orlando, Florida (Southeast) on January 19, 2006; San Diego, California, (Southwest) on February 22, 2006; Falls Church, VA (Northeast) on March 14, 2006; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Mid North) on April 25, 2006. Schools that have implemented random, non-punitive, student drug testing programs are finding them to be effective in deterring drug use.

Random testing gives young people a convenient reason to say "no" to drugs, and underscores the message that drug use is a barrier to achieving one's full potential. Random testing can also identify those who are using drugs, thereby allowing parents to steer them into counseling, if necessary, before they become addicted.

To register and obtain additional information, please visit

http://www.cmpinc.net/dts or contact Barbara Spencer at (202) 395-6698. For additional information on student drug testing, please visit http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/studentdrugtesting/index.html

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