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Welcome to Prevention Not Punishment, a website devoted to the best practices of Random Student Drug Testing (RSDT), an important drug abuse prevention strategy.

We invite you to explore our site and learn how to create a RSDT program as part of a comprehensive drug prevention program in middle and high schools.


Students Subject to Random Drug Testing Use Drugs Less Than Students Not Subject to Testing in Same Schools
A study conducted by the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. and published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse shows students in schools with random student drug testing (RSDT) programs who knew they were subject to random testing and expected to be tested in the coming school year reported significantly less marijuana and other illegal drug use than students who knew they were not subject to testing.

Use of Illegal Substances and America's High School Dropout Crisis
Lower high school grades and motivation and higher risk of dropping out are associated with use of illegal substances. A report from the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. discusses decades of scientific studies that show the connection between adolescent substance use and school failure.

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