Random Drug Testing Policy

Random Drug Testing Policy

Upcoming Event - December 29th

Mercer County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy will be hosting a candlelight vigil / prayer service on December 29th at 6:30 PM on The Mercer county courthouse lawn. If the weather is bad it will be held at Harrodsburg Baptist church. Please come out to support those who have lost loved ones to substance abuse. There will be speakers giving their testimonies as to addiction and recovery. Please feel free to invite anyone going through the agony of addiction or having a family member going through the addiction process.

Random Drug Testing Policy

The Mercer County Board of Education has approved a Random Drug Testing Policy for both students and staff (certified & classified).
 
This policy is intended to support the comprehensive educational policies and programs of the District in educating students, parents/guardians, as well as staff, as to the dangers inherent in the unlawful use of drugs.  This policy is further intended to provide encouragement to middle and high school students who voluntarily choose to participate on athletic teams, in extracurricular activities, and/or to drive or park on school property to avoid such use and to strive to benefit from effective rehabilitation when such use has occurred.

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Don't Let Them Die, Kentucky Message of Hope

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Overdose Death Rates

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Increases in Drug and Opioid Overdose Deaths — United States, 2000–2014

On December 18, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr). The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin). CDC analyzed recent multiple cause-of-death mortality data to examine current trends and characteristics of drug overdose deaths, including the types of opioids associated with drug overdose deaths. More +

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