MECX Medical’s Educational Alcohol & Drug Testing Services
The long term effects of school children taking any form of drugs can translate into poor work performance in the classroom, unruly & disruptive behaviour, and even risk of injury. With long term drug use, then addiction may become a real probability.
Evidence shows that young people who use drugs long-term may damage their health and wellbeing. One primary concern being a link with mental health issues, such as depression, psychotic symptoms, anxiety, paranoia and suicide. Researchers have also recently found robust evidence to show that using canabis during adolescence can increase the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%