Schools and Universities

A Look at the Substance Abuse Landscape in Schools

In order to maintain a happy and healthy student body, remaining free of drug and alcohol use is critical. The teenage years can be confusing enough as it is. When you introduce substances that make it even more difficult for sound reasoning, it can be a scary and dangerous road ahead. Monitoring the Future conducted a study in 2012, and their results revealed that:

13% of 8th graders have used marijuana or another illegal drug in the past year

19% of 8th graders have used an illegal drug in their lifetimes

30% of 10th graders have used marijuana or another illegal drug in the past year

37% of 10th graders have used an illegal drug in their lifetimes

40% of 12th graders have used marijuana or another illegal drug in the past year

49% of 12th graders have used an illegal drug in their lifetimes

Used for More Than Partying

Even the most driven and motivated students can fall victim to drug use. For example, a growing trend for student athletes is to use performance-enhancing drugs to help them stand out against the competition. To ensure we cover all bases, we offer:

  • Hair drug testing
  • Random drug testing
  • Reasonable suspicion testing
  • Steroid testing

With new synthetic drugs hitting the market at an alarming rate, it’s important for schools to be proactive and prevent peer pressure. With Test Smartly Labs as your partner, you can rely on results that include chain-of-custody. Call to see how we can help today.