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June 12, 2014

Less Sex, Fighting, and Smoking Seen Among High School Students

Biennial CDC report tracks health risk behaviors among young people, drawing upon survey results from 42 states and 21 large urban school districts.

April 15, 2014

E-Cigarette Marketing Increasingly Targets Young People, Lawmakers Say

Marketing tactics include targeted social media, fruit-flavored products, and sponsorship of youth events, the report says.

December 18, 2013

Teen Marijuana Use Increased as Perception of Risk Declined, Survey Says

Rates of teens who see great risk in regular marijuana use have dropped dramatically, an annual survey showed.

May 24, 2013

Few Adults Suspect Rampant Use of Steroids by Youths, Survey Finds

Fewer than one in five adults believe steroid use to be a major problem among high school student-athletes, according to a national survey.

March 28, 2013

Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Schools Not Violating Privacy Rights

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that actions by drug-sniffing dogs constitute a search of property.

March 25, 2013

Drug Testing in Middle School Can Cut Use as Students Age

Students randomly tested for alcohol in middle school seem less likely to drink and use drugs during those middle grades, and they are less likely to drink when they get older.

March 05, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds Dogs Sniffing Student Backpacks

Judges held that a five-minute dog-sniff of student belongings in a classroom while students were not present did not violate the Fourth Amendment.

March 04, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds Dog-Sniff of Student Backpack

A federal appeals court upheld a dog-sniff of a student's backpack for illegal drugs at school.

November 29, 2012

Parent Enthusiasm Leads District to Expand Drug-Test Program

Parents in Santa Clarita Valley, Calif., have been enrolling enough of their children in a random drug testing program that the school wishes to expand it.

November 07, 2012

Red Ribbon Campaign Still Relevant, 'Sticky'

The nation's oldest, largest antidrug campaign is evolving. One thing that doesn't help: when states legalize drugs, as Colorado and Washington state voted to do with marijuana this week.

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