Drug Testing in Schools: Pros & Cons

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Which of the following perspectives on drug addiction would likely emphasize a need to drug test in schools because any drug use is a problem and anyone with an addictive personality should refrain from all use of any substances?

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1. Which of the following perspectives on drug addiction would be likely to emphasize a need to drug test in schools because it would identify those suffering from the medical condition of addiction and need to be offered treatment?

2. Which of the following perspectives on drug addiction would be likely to oppose drug testing in schools because such a policy would create more problems than it would solve and the goal of drug programming should be to reduce the damages caused by this problem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessment tool is designed to measure your knowledge of drug addiction and the use of drug testing in schools. You will be tested mainly on terms and examples of models relevant to this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you use this quiz/worksheet, you will need to answer questions focusing on the following perspectives:

  • An emphasis on the need for drug testing in schools because all drug use is a problem and there should be total refrain from all substances
  • The emphasis on drug testing in schools through identifying those suffering from addiction as a medical affliction and who need treatment
  • An opposition to drug testing in schools based on the belief that it would cause more problems
  • An emphasis on community-based and life-enriching activities that would be an opposition to drug testing in schools
  • Why schools might want to drug test students

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what perspectives emphasize drug testing in schools as a positive practice
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different oppositions to drug testing in schools
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain why schools might claim to want drug testing

Additional Learning

If you want more details about this topic, you can find them by using the lesson called Drug Testing in Schools: Pros & Cons. Information you will read about includes:

  • Beliefs about the nature of addiction
  • The perceived drawbacks of each model of drug testing in schools
  • A famous study about addiction by psychologist Bruce Alexander
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