Drugs have no place in our society and even less of a place in the nation’s educational environments. High school campuses should be a safe place where teens are allowed to grow. These are the formative years of our nation’s youth, and should be safeguarded against an infiltration of drugs in the campus setting. The abuse of drugs and alcohol is responsible for students’ academic achievements faltering; skipping of classes, failure in class assignments and failure in achieving proper scores on local and national test scores.
“One might readily argue that teenage drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions on some college campuses and high school facilities. Alcohol – one of the most misused drugs today – is also one of the most popular and readily available of all types of drugs and controlled substances found on high school campuses.”
Teenagers that start drinking in high school are more likely to move onto other drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy or heroin. The easy access to alcohol is as close as your home and drug rehabs are full today with most teenagers reports that they get their alcohol right from their own home. Be responsible and lock up your alcohol and educate your child on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse; don’t let your child become a statistic.
Narconon of Louisiana is on the frontlines of the war on drugs, offering educational and rehabilitative services for those who are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Drugs and school don’t mix. If you or someone you know is in need of addiction treatment do not hesitate to call and speak with one of our intake counselors. We will provide you informative solutions to help you or your loved one break the cycle of addiction.