TWG has advised The National Football League on issues related to substance abuse since 1993. The services we can provide for sporting organizations include: evaluation of current policies, recommendations for changes in the program, recommendation for the technology best suited for the program, training of individuals who administer the tests, managing the testing program, advisement on new drugs which have gained popularity in usage, and crisis and problem management.
Random drug testing is a non-punitive program designed to deter student drug use.
The Walsh Group is currently overseeing a major research effort evaluating the random drug testing of nearly 7,000 high school students. The goals of random student drug testing are twofold: 1) to deter students from using drugs due to the threat of being caught and 2) to get students who are using drugs into treatment. Our involvement has included policy development, program implementation, training, and data collection, analysis and evaluation.