A new program in some Ohio schools is taking aim at the opioid crisis in a fresh new way.
They’re trying to make it easier for teenagers to stay off drugs, by incentivizing them to pass drug tests.
It’s part of a nationwide organization called Drug Free Clubs of America.
Hudson High School just signed up last year.
Kids have the choice to join, and with parental permission, they undergo random drug testing.
If they get clean tests, they’re eligible for freebies at local businesses, perks at school athletic events, and cool prizes.
“We also have raffles every couple of weeks, where students can get really really nice gifts,” said club co-president Katherine Roegner. “We raffled off Beats headphones, like a Bose speaker, and many, many gift cards.”
Since the club came to Hudson last year, about 450 kids have signed up.
Students say part of its popularity is that its voluntary.
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