The Importance Of Drug Testing

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Drug Testing In 2015 50,000 people died from a drug overdose- the most ever. Each year, more than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine due to mothers using the drug while pregnant- the most ever. Of all suicide attempts, 75% are by overdosing with drugs- the most ever (“Drug facts”). Years have gone by, decades of research have tried to solitude the issue, but there is one common factor; the issue continues to grow worse. Every day we sit by, allowing drugs to get worse, another child loses their future, another person loses their life and another parent seizes, heartbroken with sorrow. We try continuously to find a cure, but in reality, there is no cure, only pretentious ways that can help the problem. Drugs start at the youth, where…show more content…
Drug testing should be mandatory in all middle schools because it prepares students for a world of responsibility in the future, gives everybody a reason to say no at a party, and allows for the ones that need…show more content…
As I have stated before, drug testing begins at a young age, so when we can give those students the treatment they need, they can end their addiction. On the flip side, society today only gives 10.9 percent of the individuals who need treatment in a specialized facility for substance or drug use to actually receive it. (“Statistics on Drug Addiction”). With drug testing, students who test positive are not necessarily in trouble, they are provided help so they can end the addiction. When students start to say no and relieve their addictions then that is when a difference begins to shape into place. Beyond that, schools nowaday are always saying that they provide a safe and healthy environment to learn, but that is not always true. When students are taking drugs and alcohol they are more likely to disrupt or interfere with the learning of others. (“Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Testing in Schools”). So, in the end, drug testing can also help to establish a more productive school day, ultimately resulting in smarter students and a better economy. Backing this up, research done by John Knight, MD, Senior Associate in Medicine and Associate in Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard University, the earlier a child smokes marijuana, the earlier potential changes to the brain structure and function occur, resulting in a lower
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