Drug Testing Of Middle School Students

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Brittany Jordan Miss. G Child Development 39 Tues/Thurs 9:10- 10:25 1. "Drug Testing of Middle-School Students May Help Prevent Substance Abuse: Study." Partnership for Drug Free Kids. N.p., 8 Mar. 2013. Web. 18 Nov. 2015. . Students who were randomly drug tested are less likely to continue the drug use as an adult. Studies show that when students get jobs, money, and cars they have the easiest access to drugs. Among the studies it has been found that students who have drug tests earlier in life will be less likely to continue the drug use. By drug testing young kids you can show them that there is consequences for their actions. Often times the spike in drug use among students is noticeable in the junior year of high school. Once kids get cars and jobs, it is certain that they will be exposed to drug use. That spike is much lower when a child has had drug testing in the past. “These results show that student drug testing changes the environment of the school community and show they serve as an effective prevention strategy for the abuse of drugs and alcohol in their future,” said Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. 2. "Family History and Genetics." Family History and Genetics. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2015. . Drug use in teens can be something that in inherited. When students have parents that are known drug offenders or addicts should be watched more closely. Choosing to drugs is a persons own choice, but once they
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