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Title: School drug testing : a critical review of the literature
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Drug testing
Adolescent substance abuse
Abuse detection
Adolescents
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: The scientific world journal, 2010, v. 10, p. 356-365 How to cite?
Journal: The scientific world journal 
Abstract: This paper explores the question of whether school drug testing is an effective solution to tackle adolescent substance abuse problems. Research studies in major academic databases and Internet websites are reviewed. Several observations are highlighted from the review: (1) there are few research studies in this area, particularly in different Chinese contexts; (2) the quality of the existing studies was generally low; and (3) research findings supporting the effectiveness of school drug testing were mixed. Methodological issues underlying quantitative and qualitative evaluation studies of the effectiveness of school drug testing are also discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/4469
ISSN: 2356-6140
EISSN: 1537-744X
DOI: 10.1100/tsw.2010.31
Rights: © 2010 with author. The journal web site is located at http://www.tswj.com/.
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