I truly believe that if you can approach and tackle an issue before it arises you have a better chance of preventing long-term issues that will emerge in the future. Through my studies I have learned that if you educate students on bad choice making and the consequences that come from it you have a better chance for those students not to make those bad decisions. For this Midterm Project I plan to target high school students and inform them about drug use and abuse. In my opinion I think that if we teach high school students the effects that drugs can have on your body and your future maybe we can prevent them from using drugs for the first time or stop the issue before it gets out of hand. Students who are in high school can be hard to talk to but if you use material and language that catches their attention your speech can very influential to them. I want to prevent teens from using drugs. I want and need them to be educated on all the harms that illegal substances do to your body immediately after using them and what long-term effects come with it as well. Students should be shown real life examples of citizens who have lived their lives influenced by drugs and examples of successful people who have chose a
The school send a letter down to your teacher in the middle of the school day saying that they need you in the nurse’s office because they have suspicion that you might have been doing drugs or you're just in an extracurricular activity. Then they tell you that your going to have to submit to a random drug test. now you could say no and have yourself look guilty as well as risk getting kicked out of school for refusal to comply with the school's policy because more and middle schools are putting drug testing programs in place as a way to potentially cut down on the use of drugs among middle schoolers.
Students in each high school seek into trying drugs or they've already tried. Taking drugs in high school or anytime throughout your lifetime will affect the way you live,think about things, personal behaviors and the way you look. As a student you are supposed to succeed in high school, finish your homework and have a mindset about what you're doing in life but of course there are these negative object's or things that you want to try but you know that it will affect your life such as drugs. Students will try drugs with their so called “friends” and after they try a certain drug they get addicted to get that great feeling of pleasure. Getting addicted to the drug will stop you from having a great mindset and you will start having a negative
Say no to drugs! Goggle search said “Drugs are one of the top causes of teen deaths and suicides in the United States.” Drugs have been around for years and each year the death rates and suicide rates have increased dramatically especially in teen students. This is why it is very important that parents teach their kid at an early age about drugs. The Teachers and school staff are trying their best to teach the kids that drugs are not cool. The schools think it is best that all Middle School Students should be drug tested. The drug-testing program serves as a deterrent for middle school students that are encountering drugs of all kinds, including steroids, alcohol and marijuana.
These numbers reveal that teenagers face an apparent exposure to drugs, and have little trouble getting a hold of some if desired. This article concludes that drug use and its consequences are not stressed enough in the current high school curriculum. The statistics prove that more needs to be done to identify and educate students at risk for drug use.
Teens abusing drugs while in school is not the right way because they struggle while they are in class and affects their learning. Teens getting addicted to drugs while in school. Teens In a young age do drugs while in school, high schoolers having young friends, peer pressure the teenagers to do drugs with them. Teenagers bring drugs to school and leaving or doing drugs during school isn't the right way to come to school because people try to act cool around other people, teens haven't seen how they act in person. Teens not doing drugs would succeed in life because they would not have a slow mentality because after teens start doing drugs a lot they slow down and they can't listen well.
As soon as I walked into the restroom, I witnessed a kid that was offered to smoke. I can tell he didn't want to, but he didn’t want to feel left out. He gave in to the peer pressure, and he accepted just for a little whiff. This is how most students are introduced to drugs, from others. Marijuana is known as the gateway drug, which leads to drug addiction. If middle schoolers are caught using drugs like marijuana, even if they do it for a whiff, the parents will be alerted and might be able to stop the kids from being addicted before it becomes a problem.
Many teenagers between the ages of 12-18 are exposed or already on their way to addiction to substances that are not good for our mental or physical health. Many teens experiment with drugs but aren’t addicted. According to addictioncenters.com “teen drug abuse can have long term cognitive and behavioural effects since the teenage brain is still developing.” A study also shows that half of all new drug users are under 18. This is because our brains are still seeking the “thrill” and temptation of substances. Other common reasons are curiosity, peer pressure, stress, emotional struggles and wanting a escape. Thankfully drug use among teens, despite popular opinion are significantly decreasing. The teenage brain is very immature. By doing drugs as a teen you are at a greater risk for being an addicted adult.
Among adolescents aged 12 to 17 years, 9.8 % are estimated to be current users of illicit drugs, with 4.9 % using drugs other than marijuana. Nearly three quarters of students have started to drink alcohol and nearly half (47%) have tried using an illicit drug (not including alcohol or tobacco) by the senior year of high school.” (Hassan, Harris, Sherritt, Van Hook, & Brooks, 2009)
Drug use is an increasing problem among teenagers in today's high schools. Most drug use begins in the teenage years, these years are the most crucial in the maturing process. During these years adolescents are faced with the difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, clarifying their sexual roles, assenting independence, learning to cope with authority figures and searching for goals that would give their lives meaning. Drugs are readily available, adolescents are curious and venerable, and there is peer pressure to experiment, and there is a temptation to escape from conflicts. The use of drugs by teenagers is the result of a combination of factors such as peer pressure, curiosity, and
The importance of preventing children from drug usage starts at early ages. Education and school facilities can only occupy children for 7-8 hours a day. The rest of the afternoon leaves children vulnerable to negative influences. Most children use after-school programs as a way to stay out of trouble, escape the turmoil of being abused at home, or spend time with youth instead of being lonely and alienated.
Drug use interferes with young peoples ability to learn and improve those skills. Whether it's alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, or other illegal drugs, the bottom line holds true: teens who use drugs put their future in danger. Here are a few facts on drugs
An eighth grader has the ability to obtain heroin or cocaine as effortless as he or she could marijuana. The scary thing is that drugs are so much stronger, purer, and more deadly than they were decades ago. Can you even imagine children using them and the way they are harming their bodies? As far as school and their education, what child will learn if they come to school high or intoxicated? Or if they even go to school for that matter. The programs that the schools have provided, such as D.A.R.E., have proved themselves to be ineffective. There are just as many kids, and that is exactly what they are, using drugs that have taken the program than the kids that had not participated. It seems that the more the government tried to educate against drug, the more negative attitudes arose against the police and law enforcement. And with that escalates the positive attitudes towards using drugs and alcohol, as well as a rise in criminal behavior. As a result in the drug war, education becomes limited to those who actually care to learn.
West Fargo School give police permission to have occasional visits to prevent drug uses in the schools, helps school to drugs free zone, and student be safe. Sometimes there are some problems with the use of drug sniffing dogs and sometime it makes them feel like a suspect. Some school does not have sniffing dogs and is not required by the state. Sniffing dogs not only helps school it also helps there parent be more caution of their children.
Some might think that school was tough for me, maybe that I was bullied for being poor. I’d just say that no one was rich enough to be that bully. My grades were decent considering my math teacher had such a heavy Hispanic accent. Getting to the point, school really wasn’t as terrible a place as I thought it’d be. At least not if you were careful. Drug use was abundant, even I’d popped a few pills. It’s just… it’s just no one ever told me no. My dad smoked and I’ve found marijuana in my own house. I didn’t do drugs for the high like my fellow classmates. I did it to try to kill myself. I had failed twice, and both times I wasn’t allowed to have dinner for a week. My parents told me they couldn’t afford to keep pumping my stomach. I fear what