In a recent study, we found drug abuse among school and college students is a major issue in the United States. The age of all drug users is between 12 to 18 year old, and it is not a good sign for any students. Drug abuse leads to negative consequences on the abusers as well as the society as a whole. Schools and colleges should make sure that there is all-round development in students. They should focus on optimal growth of students - in terms of social, academic, and career achievement.
To stop drug abuse in schools and colleges, you need more care for all student, and arrange some social activities in schools and college. This will help you to all student, they will also busy in this kind of activities.
Schools and colleges need to some rules to ensure an environment free from influence of illicit drugs. Zero-tolerance to drugs should be one of the academic policies. Once rules are in place, it is time to enforce them. For this, schools and colleges need to form panels of people from teaching personnel, parents, community, and members of law enforcing agencies. Parents should be made aware of zero-tolerance to drugs. They should be encouraged to participate in activities to develop a sense of community.
The committee needs to decide the way of enforcing drug-free environment. They could do it in the form of monitoring students' behavior within the premises. Authorities should make sure that students are well-aware of zero-tolerance to drug abuse. This is likely to be a deterrent to potential drug abusers, and will help the authorities enforce rules effectively.
They could go for scheduled drug testing or random drug testing, or a combination of the two, as the administrators may think essential.
Students spend a major part of their time in the day at schools/colleges. The school/college environment is likely to influence and shape their attitude. Taking measures in line with the points discussed above is likely to help ensure a drug free academic environment.