Activists on Prescription Drug Abuse Around the world there are so many teens looking to get drugs. A big part of them abuse prescription drugs for a non-medical purpose to alter the way they think or use their mind, and it can even leave them in a dependent state (NIDA, 2008). They choose most prescription drugs mainly for how accessible they are. They go into any drug store and can pick up even a cold medicine to go on a trip. The reason it is such a big problem is because it can lead to over dosing and possible dying.
The Importance of Comprehensive Sex-Education in Schools Sex is huge, sex is important; everyone cares and has something to say about sex. Sex oozes from every pore of the culture and no kid can avoid it. Are teens getting enough knowledge on sex and how to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases,(STD’s)? Comprehensive sex-education promotes abstinence but it also includes information about contraceptives and STD’s, while promoting safe sex if a student chooses to engage in sexual activity before marriage. Me, personally, my parents did not give me the birds and the bees talk, but I was afforded the opportunity to take sex-education in high school.
More so, it is being done internally by teachers (Falk, 616). The stakes are so high they manipulate test results by keeping certain students out of the testing environment. It has been reported that kids were purposely held back so that their performance will not bring down the test scores that the more intelligent students submit. I agree with that Lindsay Jillson argues about how standardized testing has jeopardized a student’s future because of the sanctions that are given to them for being less intelligent. I just do not understand why the main focus of our education has to be all about test.
Some states in our country do test for anabolic steroids. It should be a mandatory issue to be able to test not just high school football players, but all student athletes around the country for steroids. Even in some cases schools are testing their athletes for marijuana and opiates. These drugs are not even performance enhancing drugs. Schools should save their money on those drug tests and actually test for something that is performance-enhancing and that is also hurting these young athletes.
This is nearly a 50% increase in a two year period.2 2. The trend of taking painkillers for nonmedical purposes is increasing most in the 18-26 age 3. Among children aged 12-17, almost 12% of the population surveyed said they had used prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes. 4. Talking more specifically about painkillers, Opiod painkillers, like Vicodin, OxyContin, and Demerol cause more drug overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined.
Seeing someone doing drugs makes them more curious to know how drugs will make them feel. Although substances can feel good at first, they can ultimately do a lot of harm to the body and brain. So as parent, we must always guide our kids to have a better path ahead. We need to learn how the drugs are harmful to us and explain them for kids to know to prevent them from bad
Random searches for students should be enforced to make the students aware that they could be caught with a weapon at any time. Teachers having a closer connection to each individual student should make the student feel more of a bond with their superiors making it easier for them to express their problems and issues to prevent any further altercations. All of these factors could be used in the prevention of gun violence in schools. After all of my reading and researching I have a new outlook on the issue of gun control and all of the factors that are involved with it. The statistics are scary, and even more shocking is the reality of the violence just knowing that at anytime and anyplace you can be in the middle of gun violence or even a victim.
This research offers people information on how we got to where we are today gives an insight to what we could have done to change or prevent to the problems that we are dealing with in modern day. This article is strictly informative and Dr. Preda explains how opioids can be abused and goes into depth about opioids in general. This article can be very helpful to students doing research on opioids like me, but it can also be helpful to other doctors or anyone who is interested in learning anything about opioids. This article is extremely long and very detailed about specifically opium. It could be amazingly valued by mothers who are wanting to know more about the prescription drug craze.
She avidly believes that the pressures at home from parents on their children to do outstanding in school is linked to the reasons kids turn to drugs to make them focus harder and longer. One of the author’s main claims is that students believe that the drugs help them in school when in truth Warner’s research shows a negative link between academic progress and the use of these stimulants. She uses research and statistics to prove her claim of how students falsely believe the drugs progress their advancement in school. However, her other main claim on how the parents are responsible for their children abusing the drugs lacks hard evidence or proof of that being the main reason for students to lead to the drug misuse. She does make it clear that this article is strongly intended for parents of students, especially ones to put heavy pressure and expectations on their kids to do exceedingly well in
Drugs are good. Just kidding but shouldn’t we at least consider the consequences of the zero tolerance policy? Drug abuse in schools today is a major problem. Zero tolerance policy is a great way to stop the drugs but some of these rules are enforced just a little too harsh. I have seen drugs ruin people’s lives and tear apart their family, there is no doubt that anyone should be doing drugs, let alone kids.