Drug Testing in Schools

Essay by Terri TaylorHigh School, 12th gradeA+, November 1996

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Drug Testing in Schools

In today's society, drugs have been a very obvious problem. An answer can

be found if people stop complaining and start testing. One of the largest areas of

drug use is among teenagers and young adults. This can be the first place to take

effect for a drug free environment. A mandatory drug testing for all students would

be of great benefit.

Drugs are responsible for many of the problems facing today's youth. Drugs

such as marijuana and cocaine can become addictive and worse of all fatal. famous

people such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, River Phoenix, and Kurt Cobain,

have all died from drug overdoses. None of which would have ever occurred if

they wouldn't have been using drugs in the first place. One would think that after

the deaths of many famous people, teenagers would see just how dangerous drugs

can be, but it doesn't seem to really matter.

However harmful drugs can be, the

teenagers will continue to do what they believe to be as cool. Mandatory drug

testing may prevent this use by the fear that the students might be caught using

drugs, only then does it become not quite as cool.

It seems that schools would be some of the best places to start mandatory

testing. This way, student's health can be monitored just as their education is. In

these days, instead of schools being seen as a basic learning facility, it can be a

prime place for drug selling and contributing. Many highschool students are too

young to really understand just how harmful these habits can become and that it has

got to stop one way or another. The most obvious resolution is mandatory drug

testing for all students. Not only will the drug testing prevent the use of...