Policy – Drug and Substance abuse Policy


The Table of Contents below refers to the attachment which is the Guide to Drug Testing in South African Schools. It is best to study this document as part of the process to write your school’s own Drug testing Policy

Acronyms 2

What is the purpose of this document? 3

Introduction 4

A Prevention Approach 5

What is a ‘drug’? 6

Why is illegal drug use in schools a problem? 7

How big is this problem? 8

What are the signs of drug use? 8

What are the consequences of drug use and abuse on learners? 9

Drug searches 10

Steps for conducting a drug search 10

Drug Testing 12

Steps for conducting a drug test 12

What happens after the test? 13

Counselling and referral for treatment 14

Conclusion 15

References 15