Drug Use Among Students
Most of us understand that, in order to succeed, students need to be drug free. However, temptations do arise, and peer pressure can cause our kids to make decisions that aren’t in their typical character. While drug and alcohol use in teens has decreased over the past four decades, the fact remains that it still occurs. If you don’t currently include drug testing as part of your prevention plan, there are some statistics from a survey conducted by a 2012 by Monitoring the Future you should be aware of:
8TH GRADERS WHO USED AN ILLICIT DRUG IN THE PAST YEAR
8TH GRADERS WHO USED AN ILLICIT DRUG AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME
10TH GRADERS WHO USED AN ILLICIT DRUG IN THE PAST YEAR
10TH GRADERS WHO USED AN ILLICIT DRUG AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME
12TH GRADERS WHO USED AN ILLICIT DRUG IN THE PAST YEARS
12TH GRADERS WHO USED AN ILLICIT DRUG AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME
What Does This Mean?
Although we don’t like to think about it, these statistics make it clear that illicit drug use is a situation our youth faces. By the time children make their way into the 12th grade, more than half will have experimented with drugs and/or alcohol.
We typically associate drug use with commonly-abused substances like marijuana. However, athletes face pressures for performance on the field, and this can make the use of substances like steroids become very enticing.
It’s up to the adults in our kids’ lives to face these realities and implement proactive programs to prevent use from occurring. By partnering up with ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC, you are taking the first step in the implementation of a program that has proven positive results. We have advice and strategic ideas that can help protect students from the many harmful side effects of drug use.
Hair Drug Testing
Hair drug testing is a non-invasive approach that can provide long-term use results you can rely on . . .
We can help ensure you follow the proper parameters to remain in compliance . . .
Our staff will make sure you have the proper evidence to warrant the issuance of reasonable suspicion testing . . .
Student athletes are known to push themselves to the limits, and steroid use can often be a serious temptation . . .
ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC and Drug Testing in Schools
Our kids rely on the adults in their lives to provide them the guidance necessary to get the best start in life. Your efforts to decrease occurrences of drug and alcohol use can help them develop positive character traits that will remain with them for many years to come, and ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC can help. We work with school districts and other academic institutions and sports teams to develop the best drug prevention plan possible to deter students from ever using in the first place.
Using our accurate, reliable and confidential alcohol, steroid and drug testing services, you can receive the results you need to help make effective disciplinary choices to help lead kids in the right direction.
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ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, SC provides drug testing in schools for academic and athletic purposes. Contact your nearest location today to learn more about how we can help.