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Title: Adolescent Substance Abuse Assessment Program: Program Materials
Corporate Author: Harris Cty Juvenile Probation Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 171
Sponsoring Agency: Harris Cty Juvenile Probation Dept
Houston, TX 77002
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Texas Office of the Governor
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Grant Number: JA-87-C04-2830
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This project, the Adolescent Substance Abuse Assessment Program (ASAP) of Harris County, Tex., studies the legalities of drug testing a population under the age of 18, identifies the various types of drug screening products available on the market, and provides guidelines for the implementation of a pilot program based on information obtained from legal and medical research.
Abstract: In addressing legal issues, the study considers the reliability of tests and testing methods, fully informed consent, voluntary or court-ordered (mandatory) testing, confidentiality of results, and privacy in obtaining urine specimens. Extensive medical questions are answered, including what type of specimen to test, what drug tests are available and most suitable, how to conduct the test, and what self-assessment instrument would be used. The legal review results in a decision to implement the pilot project on a voluntary (fully informed consent) basis. A final review analyzes the data collected by the evaluation of program procedures and operations for a pilot project conducted for 5 weeks that admitted 596 youths. The program implementation manual provided includes a step-by-step approach for establishing an ASAP. Research brief, glossary, appended description of drug tests reviewed, forms, and a 120-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Drug testing
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Texas
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