Drug Testing in SchoolsIn today's society, drugs have been a very obvious problem. An answer canbe found if people stop complaining and start testing. One of the largest areas ofdrug use is among teenagers and young adults. This can be the first place to takeeffect for a drug free environment. A mandatory drug testing for all students wouldbe of great benefit. Drugs are responsible for many of the problems facing today's youth. Drugssuch as marijuana and cocaine can become addictive and worse of all fatal. famouspeople such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, River Phoenix, and Kurt Cobain,have all died from drug overdoses. None of which would have ever occurred ifthey wouldn't have been using drugs in the first place. One would think that afterthe deaths of many famous people, teenagers would see just how dangerous drugscan be, but it doesn't seem to really matter. However harmful drugs can be, theteenagers will continue to do what they believe to be as cool. Mandatory drugtesting may prevent this use by the fear that the students might be caught usingdrugs, only then does it become not quite as cool. It seems that schools would be some of the best places to start mandatorytesting. 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 aprime place for drug selling and contributing. Many highschool students are tooyoung to really understand just how harmful these habits can become and that it hasgot to stop one way or another. The most obvious resolution is mandatory drugtesting for all students. Not only will the drug testing prevent the use of drugs, itwill also determine which students are using drugs and those students can behelped. Caught at an early age, with drug use, can stop a bad habit from forming thatcan last a lifetime. Peer pressure is a major factor in the use of drugs, with all of thestudents being tested, much of this would not occur before it is too late. Mostlikely, students would not use drugs as often. They would have a chance to matureand understand exactly what they are doing before they decide to actually do it.Issues like this appear in everyday life and from simple everyday pressures. A mandatory drug testing in schools would definitely be an advantage regardingstudents' health and even contribute to further their learning abilities. The first placeto start ending this war on drugs is in the schools. This will keep the people of ourfuture even more drug free. If enforced correctly, a life threatening habit can beprevented before it starts.