War On Drugs Thru Drug Testing of College Athletes
In attacking the drug epidemic, the administration has to determine in which areas the reform would have the greatest overall effect. Further statistics from the Department of Health & Human Services indicate that the "plateau" age for drug use is 22, an age when many are in college. In addition, surveys show that the transition one makes from high school to college is accompanied by an increase in drug use (Bachman and O'Malley 15). As a result, use of drugs in collegiate years is rising. More specifically, one cannot help but notice the extent that the drug epidemic has infiltrated college athletics. For example, Len Bias, the greatest basketball player ever to play in the highly touted Atlantic Coast Conference and former number one draft choice of the Boston Celtics, died of a cocaine overdose in 1986 (Adier and Cohen 16). Also, self-destruction due to cocaine use caused the end of a promising career for Danny McLain, former point guard of the National Champion Villanova basketball team. Further, 21 percent of college football players, including All-American Brian Bosworth, the most visible player of the 1986 season, were banned from bowl games for their use of steroids (Neff 22). These highly publicized incidents have led to the discovery of extensive drug use among college athletes. As a result, drug testing of college athletes is an appropriate approach to halting the proliferation of collegiate drug use.

 
 
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