For example, drinking contest or just students wanting to fit in with what is going on around them is a big influence on underage drinkers. I mean look at it this way, what happened to Scott Krueger; a freshman at the MIT was heartbreaking and tragic. This young man lost his life to an alcohol overdose, only if binge drinking was banned from all schools nationwide more college students would be alive. Many colleges and Universities are half of the cause of binge drinking because they basically allow it in the school if they don’t do anything about it. Underlying Issues: The Universities and colleges should push the issue more about binge drinking than what they are doing now to keep college students from drinking underage.
Nevertheless all of this could have been avoiding if we would simply not use performance enhancing drugs, however we still do, and for this partically bust the consequences were heartbreaking, as well as devastating. BALCO was responsible for methods of passing drug tests, these methods went on for more than twenty years. The first major turning point was in June of 2003, when Trevor Graham (track and field coach) handed over a syringe containing THG to investigators. Investigators turned to BALCO about the syringe. Investigators raid the BALCO find evidence from various computers and documents connecting BALCO to numbers of famous athletes.
Whether athletes, especially those at the professional level, know it or not they are role models to numerous young adults. The use of these drugs in professional sports has led young athletes in high school and college to look for such an edge. The danger of using such drugs is far greater for younger athletes, because their bodies are not fully developed yet. A zero tolerance policy at all levels of athletics would also make student athletes much more wary of taking performance enhancing drugs, resulting in more healthy young adults. It would also make professional athletes more cautious in taking such drugs setting a good example for the athletes that look up to
However, the fact that college students take the medication to help them focus and pull all-nighters is an unethical attempt to hide laziness. Unfortunately the drug is readily available from friends who have a legitimate prescription. Students that abuse this medication should consider that some students with under-developed brains really it to stimulate the dopamine part of their brain. In most competitive college majors, some students perceive that there is no way they can keep up with the ambitious nature of other classmates. They turn to ADHD medication to help them write more, remember more material, and study for a longer period of time, giving them the advantage over their medication -free classmates.
There are pros and cons to employer drug testing just like everything else in the world. Employers take a chance of invading a person’s privacy and possibly crossing an individual’s constitutional rights. Drug testing can also be costly depending on the type of test that is done and how frequently the tests are done also. On a positive note, by implementing a drug free work zone and testing prospective employees and current employees the risk for work related accidents and the chances of lawsuits are lessened. More than seventeen million people over age eighteen were illicit drug users in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and more than seventy-five percent were currently employed.
In high schools across the United States, many people are using drugs and being caught using drugs. In addition these people influence their peers and other people around them. In these high schools, some of the people influenced by this illegal activity are sports players who think that by using that one day they might make it into the major leagues or at least the minor leagues. One of the sports that is most affected by steroid usage in the US is baseball. Steroids in baseball are wrong because it ruins the games reputation, and it negatively influences the athlete's health.
Even if taking steroids does get an MVP award or a huge paycheck, it is undoubtedly not worth the scrutiny that will be received or the side effects involved. For example, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire’s names will forever be somewhat damaged because of steroids. Even in Mark McGuire and Barry Bond’s record breaking seasons, there are talks of having an asterisk put next to their names because he used steroids during that time. How is anyone supposed to know if that was from the hard work they put in or if it was just the steroids. This makes for a sad situation in sports because now if one player is doing exceptionally well the question of steroids always arises no matter
When someone says the word “steroids” our head is bombarded with negative connotations of cheating and destruction of one’s body. This is probably the number one argument agents having sports enhancement drugs in sports. Like any drug Anabolic steroids do have side effects, and for those who abuse them those side effects are worse. These side effects include acne, hair growth, raised cholesterol, shrinkage of testicles, and lowerage of sperm count, yet all these side effects are reversible when you get off the drugs. Some of these side effects may sound scary, but we consume many products everyday with worse side effects.
High School Steroid Testing Each year more young high school athletes are experimenting with the drug to enhance their performance without putting out much work. For example a man by the name of James Richards that lives in Sudan took steroids hastily his senior year. During his senior year they helped him become stronger and more athletic, but it almost destroyed him when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 19. Steroid testing should be implemented in school because steroids have ruined sports, harmed many people’s health, and made it harder for those that do play by the rules. Steroids deny fans of seeing sports as they were intended.
February 8, 2008 “The Persons Behind the Addiction” Every day, youngsters are obtaining drugs that stimulate or denounce their physical being. All over the news it is heard about how prescription drugs are falling into the wrong hands and kids as well as adults are succumbing to the harsh reality of these drugs. The death of Heath Ledger is a prominent example. The reason for his death was the mixture of his prescription drugs that without him knowing put him in danger. The use of these certain drugs such as hydrocodone, xanax, and others are becoming a threat to our society and stopping the wide distribution of these drugs seems to be a high priority to be looked into.