Effects Of Alcohol Consumption On Popular Recreational Soft Drugs

1446 Words Jun 8th, 2015 6 Pages
The recreational use of soft drugs such as marijuana or ecstasy is less harmful than alcohol consumption and therefore should be decriminalised.
When you hear the word drugs, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A nightclub full of adolescents, hopped up on happy pills, raving until night turns to day, or going down to the liquor store to buy a bottle of wine with dinner? Decriminalising recreational soft drugs is something that cannot be taken lightly, and a decision that can have many negative, but also positive outcomes. My initial opinion, and evaluation of this essay prompt is quite a varied one. Therefore this is a very weak deductive argument that begs the question. Alcohol as a drug itself, is just as, if not more harmful than soft drugs, but as it is deemed socially acceptable it is legal for sale, distribution and consumption. The forethought behind this essay is to read, and research the effects, harms and outcomes of alcohol consumption compared to most recreational soft drugs, to evaluate whether or not these soft drugs should be de-criminalised. This Essay will be structured with with 3 main parts, an introduction/summary outline, evaluation and conclusion of the essay prompt provided.
We can argue and contemplate to study the effects or harms of recreational soft drugs on society, and people as individuals; ultimately comparing these findings against alcohol to deem a suitable outcome. For a simple statement such as this exam prompt, to suggest that…
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