Safe is a program set up for drug testing students/adolescents.
Students and adults who use drugs often feel confident about
not getting caught.
"How is anybody gonna know?
It's not like they're gonna drug test me."
This is the general attitude of students who are using drugs
in and out of school. Some schools and parents have joined
together and are working with TASC to change this attitude.
When a school official has a suspicion that a student is using
drugs, the parent or guardian is notified and told that in
order for the student to stay in school or to assess the situation
further, the student needs to drug screen under Project Safe
at any one of the nine locations of TASC.
The student accompanies the parent or guardian or one of TASC's
locations and states, "we are here to test for Project
Safe." A release of information will need to be signed
by the student designating who is to be notified of the test
results. The test will be monitored and screened for seven
(7) drugs: amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine,
THC, LSD, and MDMA. This comprehensive screen is available
at discounted pricing. Additional drugs and drug panels are
available, such as Club Drug and Date Rape panels
Project Safe is for schools, parents and students interested
in drug screening. Parents, teachers, coaches, principals,
doctors, etc. can encourage students and/or adolescents to
come in. Parents need to accompany minors without
a school referral. Students over 18 need
a student ID.
started Project Safe in the fall of 2001. It has been used
by schools, parents, therapists and now doctors offices and
is reported to be used as a "mini-intervention."
It helps bring drug use in to the open. When schools suspect
drug use of a student or group of students, we are able to
confidentially work with the parents and/or schools to help
evaluate the situation. Parental involvement is always (insisted
on) (recommended). Our Project Safe seminar is a four (4)
week educational seminar that helps the students, families
and/or school with referrals and/or education to help unsell
the idea of drugs.