Local officials aren’t sure how Rock County residents would be affected by a provision approved by Gov. Scott Walker regarding drug testing for Wisconsin residents enrolled in the FoodShare program.
Joe Glass, assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the testing could hinder the use of social services and do more harm than good. “There have been national studies that show there is no difference in drug use between people whoreceive welfare and those who don’t,” Glass said. “Subjecting people to drug testing turns them away from seeking the help they need.”