Illicit Drugs Have Become A Big Issue In Today’S Society.

1430 WordsMar 10, 20176 Pages
Illicit drugs have become a big issue in today’s society. Many schools feel the need to prevent the increasing use of these illegal and harmful drugs. In order to decrease the number of students who are abusing or just using drugs, many schools have adopted drug testing policies. These drug testing policies vary from school to school; however, they all are testing students involved in extracurricular activities such as school clubs, athletics, and even students who own a parking pass. Although the purpose of drug testing is to decrease the amount of drug use in school, some people believe that drug testing is a violation to the student’s right of privacy, and shouldn’t be allowed. Many people believe that drug testing students is…show more content…
Drug testing tests students who are involved in extracurricular activities, and many people believe this will discourage students from joining sports teams and clubs. Extracurricular activities allow for students to meet and develop relationships with trusted adults who can help address any drug use. Also drug testing can produce false positives and can accuse an innocent student of drug use, thus making drug testing ineffective. Even though both sides of the argument have opposing viewpoints, they share some common interests. Both sides agree that the number of students that use illicit drugs is increasing throughout the nation and needs to be address. Both sides want the number of high school students using drugs to decrease. They also want what is best for high school students and their health. Both sides have different approaches on how to solve the increasing drug problem in high school; however, they both feel the need to address the issue at hand. They both want to decrease the amount of illicit drugs used by high school students. Both sides of the argument on random drug testing have many differences in opinions. People who are pro drug testing believe that random drug testing will decrease the amount of high school students using illicit drugs. People who are anti drug testing believe that random drug testing will not have any effect on the amount of high school students using illicit drugs. The
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