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New Jersey Drug-Tests Middle-Schoolers

New Jersey Now Needs to Drug-Test Middle-Schoolers

If you’ve ever wondered at what age students begin getting tested for drugs, the answer is that many states, including New Jersey, start early. New Jersey is one of several states that begin testing middle-schoolers for illicit substances and misused pharmaceuticals. In nearby Milford, Pennsylvania, parents of a middle-schooler are fighting the random drug testing in court, and have won an injunction preventing the school from enforcing its policy. Though we can all agree that drugs should stay far away from middle schools, studies have shown that random drug-testing does not deter later drug use.

According to the New York Times, there have been only a few positive drug tests in middle schools, and those were for marijuana. It is not certain exactly how widespread the use of other drugs may be, though it appears that middle-schoolers aren’t using meth, cocaine, PCP, bath salts, heroin, or prescription painkillers. However, in the case of a youth (or an adult) with a drug problem, the best solution is the same one it’s always been: a good course of treatment.

If you or someone you know has a problem with drug addiction or dependence, you should seek help now before more drugs are spread around. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.