Drug-testing For College Athletes
Argues for drug-testing athletes focusing on public views and role models and exploring issues such as right to privacy, discrimination and legality.
# 18063 | 2,475 words | 14 sources | 1989 |
Published on Feb 23, 2003 in Medical and Health (Drugs) , Sport (Medicine and Drugs) , Sociology (General)
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"The polls show us that in most people's minds, it is the number one problem in the country" (Smith 18). In this statement made in an interview with Newsweek magazine, President Ronald Reagan is justifying his administration's war on drugs. This war is partially in response to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, indicating an upward trend in certain kinds of drug use among high school, college students and young adults (Bachman and O'Malley 15). For example, the use of cocaine by college students is up to 17 percent while the number of students using cocaine in more dangerous forms (smoking rather than snorting) has doubled since 1983 (Smith 10). Further, those reporting daily use have also doubled. More importantly, the number of college students..."
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