The Importance Of Drug Testing In High School Sports

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Imagine your Child doing great in high school sports and as soon as they make it to the next level of college sports they get cut and kicked out of college for having drugs in their system. A news article named “Doping Rises Among High Schoolers, but Few Districts Test” cited synthetic human growth enhancements among high school kids has doubled from 5 to 11 over the past year.
In another article named “SHOULD STUDENTS BE DRUG TESTED AT SCHOOL?” states Drug testing allows for early detection and intervention Students have a built-in reason to resist peer pressure, a well-known reason why kids experiment with drugs Schools are fulfilling their duty in promoting a safe and drug free environment increases chances for students to have a successful future. I agree with this because you should test and stop kids before it’s too late in life and now they are addicted to something forever. I also believe that many kids take gateway drugs while they are minors and the younger they are the worse the drugs they would eventually take in the future are gonna be worse.
Studies say that if you drug test high school athletes they are less likely to do drugs if they wanna actually play sports in an article by Mary Pilon states “ In New Jersey The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, the first high school association in the country to start drug testing, is in its seventh year of testing. It will test 500 student-athletes this year during its championship events, roughly
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