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Stevenson on drugs

Stevenson High school has a heroin problem. I am very surprised by this because I feel like a school that is this close and this similar to ...

Monday, November 2, 2015

Stevenson on drugs

Stevenson High school has a heroin problem. I am very surprised by this because I feel like a school that is this close and this similar to New Trier wouldn't have such a big problem with a hard drug like heroin. The school has given and taught the nurses how to use the antidote Evizo, which stops overdoes by releasing the antidote naloxone from the body. The fact that a school has to give out something that will prevent overdosing is crazy to me, they should be taking other precautions to prevent drug use rather than basically encouraging it by handing out something that will help during an overdoes.



To help prevent the outbreak of heroin from Stevenson they should have locker and bag searches to make sure kids aren't bringing it to school to deal. The police should crack down at popular hangouts during the weekends, and the school should send out an email to the parents of all the students to keep them up to date so they can check in with their children to make sure nothing is wrong. The school could do more than just teach the nurses how to use an epipen like antidote. Heroin is a serious drug, you get addicted right after you do it the first time. According to NBC Chicago news, heroin use among Illinois high school students is a rising problem due to the competition with academics, sports, clubs, etc. The drug is used as a stress relief for the overwhelmed students. Schools, parents, and students themselves shouldn't be putting that much pressure on kids and themselves to cause major drug problems. Overall, a drug like heroin shouldn't even be exposed to high school students, the school and parents should be doing more things to prevent the drug use. What do you think Stevenson should do to prevent drug use throughout the school?

For more information on this topic visit NBC Chicago news, http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Suburban-High-School-to-Stock-Antidote-to-Heroin-Overdoses-339445662.html

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is shocking to read about! I had no idea something like this had been going on. I agree with you that it is surprising when comparing Stevenson and New Trier and seeing the negative occurrences taking place at Stevenson.

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