Do sports keep kids away from drugs?

Do sports keep kids away from drugs?

They analyzed 17 past studies and also found most showed that kids who participate in sports are less likely to use illicit drugs other than marijuana. Past research has linked sports participation with less tobacco and illegal drug use, but more alcohol use among teens.

Why should student athletes not be drug tested?

Drug testing our athletes could be risk a students opportunity to play that sport in college. If they were doing drugs because they believed it enhances their performance, all of their hard work would be for nothing. The possibility of being caught or the possibility of a fatal occurance is high.

Why colleges should pay athletes?

Paying student-athletes turns them into professionals and sullies the purity of amateur athletic competition. Student-athletes are students first and foremost, attending college primarily to receive an education and secondarily to compete in their sport.

Are there drug testing programs for student athletes?

Student Drug Testing Options. Drug testing programs can be mandatory, as with interscholastic student athletes, voluntary as part of a student assistance program, or based on reasonable suspicion only.

Why do schools need to test student athletes?

Schools contemplating a drug testing program must first document their student athletes are using drugs to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Likewise it is imperative that they rally community support for such a program in order for it to be a helpful tool used both my school officials and parents.

Can a reasonable suspicion program keep drugs out of school?

Reasonable Suspicion programs are very effective at keeping drugs out of schools but have little deterrence to use by students in general. A student drug testing program must screen for the appropriate illicit drugs and banned substances.

What do you need to know about student drug testing?

A student drug testing program must screen for the appropriate illicit drugs and banned substances. Most schools have student codes of conduct and/or athletic codes of conduct that state illicit drugs are not to be used and most include tobacco as a banned substance.