Drug Testing Of Public Assistance Recipients As A Condition Of Eligibility

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you think that preventing people who tested positive for drugs from receiving public assistance would be an effective treatment for drug addiction?  Why or why not?
  • 2. 
    True or False:  The 1996 Welfare Reform Act authorized mandatory drug testing for recipients of public assistance. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    According to the American Civil Liberties Union, for which of the following reasons is mandatory drug testing a bad idea?
    • A. 

      It is too expensive

    • B. 

      It is a violation of the Constitution

    • C. 

      It is not likely to uncover significant numbers of drug users

  • 4. 
    Welfare recipients are more likely to use drugs than the rest of the population
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A congressional committee also estimated that the cost of each positive drug test of government employees was __________, because the positive rate was only 0.5%
  • 6. 
    What is the most commonly abused substance in the United States, which also cannot be detected by drug tests?
  • 7. 
    Why did the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recommend against implementing random drug testing of welfare recipients?
    • A. 

      The stigma associated with testing impacted those on welfare negatively

    • B. 

      There was little benefit to testing

    • C. 

      Resources could be allocated towards better training for government workers to detect signs of substance abuse and mental disorders

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