are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security.
hurts us, and, most of all, hurts the user. Drug users are parasites,
plague to society for many different reasons..
Drugs have very harmful effects on the user and the people with whom the user
interacts. The user is affected in many ways. The most popular drug in America, alcohol,
devastating effects. Alcohol might seem very harmless but it
can harm the user very easily. Alcohol is easy to obtain and consume. It is taken as a
beverage and, since it is legal, it can be purchased at the corner store. The immediate
effects on the user are relaxation and a slight anesthetic effect. Alcohol is a very
weeknights, at times which separate them for noraml “social” drinkers. Often, the alcohol
will bring out a violent temper and often, alcoholics abuse, physically and mentally, their
out and sometimes, if enough alcohol is consumed over a long enough period of time, or if
mixed with other drugs, death.
Marijuana is a popular, and illegal, drug. Its largest consumers are young adults.
Marijuana is smoked in a pipe or rolled in a cigarette. Thirty-seven percent of people
between ages 12-17 have tried marijuana.3
Marijuana gives a slight buzzing feeling of light-headedness. Experimentation with
a regular basis move on to try harder drugs soon after.4 Marijuana tends to diminish the
Cocaine is another popular, illegal, street drug. Cocaine is snorted or smoked as ”
crack”(a cheaper and, as a result of being so affordable, more addictive way). Cocaine
Cocaine is one of the worst drugs because it causes respiratory illness and kills mucus
Heroin is the most addictive dangerous illegal drug on the streets. You’ll become
a so- called “junkie” if you use it. It affects the hygiene and personal appearance of the
hit will come from. Heroin is injected and sometimes snorted. It causes great euphoria,
he is getting from batch to batch. Therefore, there is always the risk that he will overdose
and die. Withdrawal from heroin can cause severe illness and death.
their habits, and all users, addicts or casual users, are careless and reckless when under
Drug users also commit personal crimes, like mugging, armed robbery and even murder.
homes, in their own neighborhoods.
Drug abuse is a plague to society. Drug abuse drains society’s resources by
treatment facilities and on prosecution of drug users and dealers. Drugs hurt future
generations of citizens, because drug abuse, particularly of marijuana, is predominantly a
Drug abuse must be stopped. We should attack the supply and demand. We
should keep drugs from entering the country and incarcerate dealers and smugglers. To
attack the demand, we should educate young people on the risk of bodily harm,
drugs, such as marijuana, might help reduce the crimes associated with them, but it would
be hard to regulate and legalization would only eliminate some of the direct criminal
results, not the actual harm of the drug.
Drug abuse is a plague to society and must be stopped. It is hurting our country
by causing increased crime and soaring insurance rates, stealing tax dollars, hurting
families, and hurting children. If fighting drug abuse were made a top priority, we could