Why should we teach drug education in schools? Drug education, at its core, is a method to deter people from using drugs. Drug education is also about informing students and others about the harm that drugs can cause. It’s also about making sure that they understand the societal problems related to drug use.
As I stated earlier, the goal of drug education is to deter people from using drugs. One way we do this is by informing students about the serious health hazards that are caused by drug use. For example, if you or a friend is thinking about trying drugs, you should be made aware of the fact that there are serious health consequences to drug use. We tell students about HIV/AIDS, lung cancer, and other diseases that can be caused by drug use. There are plenty of other diseases that can be helped through drug education.
It is also important to inform people about the dangers of buying drugs on the street. Drug dealers are well aware of how easy it is to get drugs. They often put up fake prescriptions to make it look like they are selling legitimate prescription drugs. In reality, the drugs are often of unknown quantities, and the people who buy them may not need them. These are just a couple of examples of what people don’t know about buying drugs illegally.
We also teach our children about the disease of addiction. This disease is one of the leading causes of death in our country. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, drug abuse leads to a greater risk of death among young adults between the ages of 25 and 34. It is also associated with an increased risk of suicide attempts. By teaching our children about these diseases, we ensure that they will be able to recognize the symptoms when they see them. By teaching our children about drugs and drug use, we are also teaching them the importance of respect for others and a caring society.
We also should teach our kids about the dangers of drug use. We have all seen the images from television and the movies that show young people doing drugs. These drugs are often disguised as cellophane condoms, lighters, razor blades, balloons and other objects. While it is true that some students might want to take drugs during school hours, the majority of students would never think about doing drugs during any other time. Excessive drug use by students takes place when they are being bullied or when they are being overly picked on because of their race, gender, or disability.
There are many more reasons than just these that we should teach drug education in schools. The bottom line is that drug education will lead to a better society in the long run. It will decrease the number of drug users and drug abusers in our population and strengthen our communities at the same time. Education will allow us to reach all of our children and inform them about the damage of drug abuse. We can also help our nation become a better, less violent place.