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Through use of efficient prevention programs America can properly educate its youth regarding the evils of drugs Nullifying narcotics supply and demand via law enforcement and social norms stand to aid young adults in making wise decisions concerning drugs also Present drug testing of public school athletes is legally justifiable but not satisfactory in hampering teen drug use Determining young users now and directing them from addiction is a concern of society thus to thoroughly halt usage proper prevention programs not urinalysis machines must be placed in schools Drug testing is merely a misguided step in a stairwell of deterrence Currently numerous school districts throughout the United States test their athletes for drugs Thirty minutes outside of Oklahoma City Lincoln High School has required all students grade seven through twelve involved in extracurricular activities to undergo a urine test Greenburg 4 Failure to take the test results in ineligibility failure to pass the test results in enrollment in a thirty-day treatment program then re-testing after such time has expired If the student tests positive again extracurricular ineligibility is immediately enacted Conversely student athlete drug use is lower than among nonparticipating students Greenburg 4 Teens removed from their athletic teams tend to return to the drug usage of their peers thus marginally motivated athletes quitting their teams in avoidance of drug testing will likely have an increase in use Taylor 43 Attempting to frighten youths with threats of athletic expulsion is futile Effective prevention addresses factors that make drugs attractive including thwarting supply and demand Curtailing inventory is an obvious way of reducing use because widespread availability and quantity aids teens in the obtainment and utilization of drugs This debacle reinforces the concept of drug use as a norm in society To counter this problem enforcement against the manufacture sale and possession of drugs must be continued and strengthened such as The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 Forfeiture seizing of all monies
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