Effects of Illegal Drug Use

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Anthony Giannantonio
Eng Comp 111-009
June 28, 2010
Thesis Paper Final Draft

Using illegal drugs has many damaging effects on an individual. These effects not only damage a person physically but also mentally and emotionally. The effects of illegal drug usage have long lasting effects on the individual long after the drug usage has stopped as well. We have all seen the commercial from the first Bush administration, where a guy takes an egg, smashes it in a frying pan and says, “This is your brain on drugs.” This was used as a scare tactic to keep kids away from drugs. The problem with this sort of tactic is that it was meant to show the physical effects of drug usage but it didn’t teach kids the right effects. The first …show more content…

Another example of a mental decision that will have long lasting effects is the actual criminal act. Crime has been linked with drug usage. One might commit the crime of stealing in order to support one’s habit or during their high because they have altered their brains chemical balance. If the theft is deemed a felony it can lead to prison time and carrying a felony conviction for life which hinders certain

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