The Pros And Cons Of Drug Testing

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Nowadays, people tend to be more independent. Teenagers, specifically view life as a carnival. Erstwhile, they are serious with everything they do, but most times, they find it as a joke, a playground. They break rules and ignore everybody else' s request to fix the mess they made with their lives. Basically, these discontent teens become selfish. They don't care about what other people will think of them and they don't want to listen to the opinion of others. But with everything people do, there is always a proper consequence. In dealing with stress in school, family, friends and peer pressure, these teenagers tend to try new things and that's when illegal drug use enters. At first, of course teens will just try to use it as a form of stress …show more content…
This may not be of great help but at least there is something that the government does to lessen drug issues in the country. But first, what is Random Drug Testing? As the name itself implies, it is a procedure that determines whether a person use illegal drugs. It is done unannounced so that no manipulations will be made. RDM is mostly conducted at schools. In Article III, Section 36 (c) of Republic Act No. 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, it is provided that tertiary and secondary school students, pursuant to the school's regulations and the parents' notice, shall undergo random drug testing. The process is very simple. Lead by health officers of accredited drug-testing laboratories and with the assistance of the school's respective health personnel, students will be asked to give either the urine, hair, saliva, or even their sweat sample. In addition, the result of the test will be kept private and strictly confidential. Students need not to worry since it is expected that the result will not be used against them. In case the result is positive, the student involved will undergo counseling and further actions shall be made. The rules and guidelines associated with the testing have been specialized to preserve the student's rights and dignity. In addition, all expenses will be answered by the …show more content…
They say that it is the wrong approach in eliminating illegal drugs in the country. Yes, it will not totally eliminate the drug issues in the country because it is not that simple to solve such a large problem, but come to think of it, if there is no program such as the Random Drug Testing, drug addicts will surely be scattered all over the country. With the mentioned government program, even a tiny part of illegal drug users will be lessened. The program aims to discourage the use of illegal drugs among students and will give them a reason to say no to peer pressure (Santos, 2009). If the program will gain a proper recognition, drug issues in the country will at least lessen until no more left. Just remember that in battling against narcotics, four pillars should be met: prevention and intervention, enforcement, rehabilitation and prosecution, foremost of which is the Random Drug Testing program (Sotto,

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