A: We are not blind to the realities of adolescent and teenage alcohol and drug use/abuse. Our hope is to deter use and provide students with a tangible reason to resist peer pressure to take drugs. Random drug and alcohol testing makes students stop and think before they decide to partake in reckless behavior. Secondly, drug testing can identify students who have started using illicit drugs and would benefit from early intervention, as well as identify those who already have drug problems and need a referral to treatment. It is important that our parents understand that alcohol and drug use not only interferes with our student's ability to learn, but it can also disrupt the teaching and learning enviornment, affecting innocent students. Lastly, random alcohol and drug testing gives our students a tangible reason to say 'no' when peer pressure begins to mount. It is difficult for a kid to 'Just Say No' without being faced with even more pressure to experiment. It is now plausible for a student to say 'No' I want to perform in this year's musical or I play on the baseball team and don't want to jeopardize that.