Persuasive Essay On Drug Testing In Schools

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As a high school student athlete, I believe that drug testing should be enforced in high schools across the United States. All kinds of drugs have been known to not only slow down physical activity, but slow down mental activity also. Drugs are scientifically proven to kill nerve cells and slow down brain activity, which is especially unhealthy for high school students who 's brains are still developing. With monthly drug testing, this will create a more strict drug enforcement in high schools, which is definitely needed. I also believe that if students were to stand out against drugs, with the help of the drug tests they can lower the use of drugs in high schools (in a big/important way). By all of the students taking a stand against drugs, they can take the "cool" label off of drugs and reduce the usage at an (increasing more and more as time goes on) rate. I also believe that with proper procedures and punishes for people who do not pass the drug tests, this will help enforce these rules. I believe that drugs are a big problem in high schools across the United States, and drug tests for the athletes is the first step to solving this problem.

In many high schools around the United States, high student athletes are using drugs. "The percent of students that have drunk alcohol is 72.5% while the number of students who have used marijuana is 36.8%" (Report: Nearly Half of High School Students Using Drugs, Alcohol). The students believe that since they are athletes that they

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