Now drug testing has its place and can be extremely beneficial in helping prevent or catch drug use and treat addiction. It’s great for parents wanting to know if their kids are using or for the workplace to keep things safe. However, when does it broach upon human rights?
Right now, there is a debate going on about whether or not people on welfare should undergo mandatory drug testing. Now I get it. The government doesn’t want people to be using government money to buy drugs, so they’d revoke the checks of those who test positive. It makes sense. But what about the children of these people? What will happen to them? Should they go hungry just because their parent is a drug user?
Drug testing in this regard seems like a sort of band-aid to the problem that will only burst open again later.