Should drug laws remain restrictive? Well as we learned in the chapter three power point "Globally, 4% to 6% of the world’s population between the ages of 15 and 64 (over 200 million people) reported using at least one illicit drug in the previous year (2010)." These statistics are striking nearly 200 million people across the world have used an illicit drug in the past year. It is logical to assume that number is likely even higher because some people do not want to admit to drug use. so if restrictive drug laws aren’t preventing drug use what is the point of keeping drug laws so restrictive?
Drug laws are a big part of society and are constantly evolving within the government. There is a constant debate about whether drug laws should be more restrictive or less restrictive. More restrictive drug laws can create more dangerous roles in society because of the government standards. While less restrictive drug laws can also create danger within society due to government standards and show how restrictive laws do not work. Drug laws should remain less restrictive because the courts would reduce the amount of people in prisons, take profits away from drug cartels, and restrict research.
Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. Drug addiction is a complex chronic disease that causes impairment with the mind to express emotion, engage into physical activities and simply being one’s self. In fact, through scientific research, people understand more about how drugs work in the brain more than ever, and they also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated with some help from those who want change in the death rates amongst drug addict Americans. No one will ever truly understand why a person performs such deadly behaviors, but this is their way of crying out for help. It is time to take a stand and help those in need of escape from drugs and
There is a common misconception held by society of drug dealers as violent criminals , shady anti- social characters , which is further propagated by the media . But how true is this type of portrayal? These traits are existent , but it isn’t that black and white. According to Shook, Vaughn, Goodkind & Johnson (2013), only little is known about the character traits of drug dealers . The drug market has also changed in recent years with prescription drugs gaining popularity over street drugs ( article 7), which could mean a different type of drug-dealer emerging. In general Three personality types of drug dealers have been determined that differ in their deviant behaviour and drug use. (article 2 ) Specifically the age group of 12-17 has been widely studied in regards to drug dealing, as they are a group that is at high risk and there is evidence that drug- trafficking in adolescents has increased ( article 5). In an american survey, The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), it has been estimated that 8% of 12-17 year olds have sold drugs before. So to prevent adolescents from later life drug dealing, they are the ones that have to be targeted with prevention measures.
Social conflicts and struggles are an inevitable part of any society in any country. These struggles can include an increased rate in crime, unemployment, domestic/general violence, and overall civilian depression. When governments cannot seem to find a means to an end, they often turn and look for something to blame for their struggles, and that thing is more often than not, drugs. For many years, several opiates and drugs were primarily used for medicinal purposes, were seen to have an abundance of health benefits and was widely accepted among communities. Although, with the increasing social conflicts and economic conditions, authorities turned to and targeted many different forms of once accepted drugs, and made them the scapegoat for the problems they were facing.
One day you are living a beautiful and content lifestyle, and then next day you are lying on the floor dead without telling your friends and family you loved them. This could happen to you, if you do not avoid the dodgy lifestyle of a drug user and abuser. Every day drugs, such as: heroine are misused in-order to get a certain feeling called a high. The high is suppose to make you feel good or forget about the world’s everyday problems, but in most cases, the use of these powerful drugs end up hurting, or even killing the users. The PSA “Best High” explains how heroine can easily be influenced into using for amusement. In the Public Service Announcement (PSA), “Best High,” produced by DrugFreeWorldInc, the company is reenacting a story about
America is spending 15 billion dollars every year to fund and support the War on Dugs (“Drug War Statistic,” 2015). I agree and support that America should end its War on Drugs. This war has been ongoing for four decades and America seems like its not going to win sooner.
The Renaissance Treatment Center is a place where drug users and abusers who are involved with the criminal justice system comes to get help. This organization has opened my eyes wide enough, to realize the negative effects that illicit drugs have on society as a whole. I realized that just one drink, one puff, or one injection, can change a person’s life forever. And most definitely not in a positive way. This was one of the many moments when I realized that many people are exposed without even realizing it. Especially teenagers and the uneducated who are oblivious to the harm that illicit drugs can cause. All things considered, I want to help with eradicating the use of all illicit drug, which is one reason that has confirmed my interest for working towards a Master’s degree in the field of social
Illegal drugs are inevitable and are not going anywhere no matter how hard the United States fights. Reforming the United States War on Drugs would strategically bring money into the states and deplete the bank accounts of the drug lords. The United States abandon the prohibition on drugs and allow the government to control the shipment, production and distribution of drugs recommends The Latin American Caribbean. (Francis, J. N., & Mauser, G. A., 2011) If the United States Federal Government controlled the market place and brought in massive amounts of sources for taxes brining in a vast amount of money. By utilizing this strategy and approach the United States Federal Government would have a start to ending the war on drugs.
Pulling into a run-down neighborhood that you will never see again, meeting someone you have only spoken briefly to over text or through a prepaid call. Moving to the door the nerves kick in, Are the drugs tainted? Will I be shot, raped, mugged? Will I even make it out of this house alive? These are all real feelings of someone who uses drugs. Ross Ulbricht created the Silk Road to make a safer environment for those who choose the freedom to use drugs, “A frictionless marketplace where everyone had freedom as long as it didn’t impinge on someone else’s freedom.”(1) Keeping up with other countries the government could have profited from Silk Road because being Free is the Libertarian way.
Growing up in Reading, Pennsylvania in a lower-class neighborhood being raised by my maternal grandmother, I did not realize how different my life was from those outside my community. It was normal for me to see empty drug baggies on the ground, people coping drugs on the corner, abandoned buildings, and crime. As I got older, and my network of people grew, I started to notice some differences. However, it wasn’t until I left home at age 18 to attend college did I fully realize that my “normal” was not the “normal”. Most people I grew up with came from low income households and had one or both parents addicted to drugs or alcohol and mines were no different. The 80s-crack cocaine epidemic hit my family hard and by the end of that era my mother and her 6 siblings were all addicted. My mother’s disease progressed over the years and by 1999 she was an IV drug user, who attended 17 different treatment centers, been to jail 3 times, and overdosed countless times.
The United States prohibits the use of narcotics such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The government of the United States continues to be at war preventing these drugs from being smuggled across borders, but one major supplier that causes a difficulty in that operation is known as “El Chapo”. Most underground drugs today come from a cartel in Mexico because the drugs are inexpensive (Schuppe). Throughout his life, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has smuggled over “one million pounds of narcotics” into the United States, and backboned the United States drug market (Ware). Joaquin Guzman had a hard beginning in life, starting with his struggling childhood, which influenced him to get involved in the drug trade and led to his control over the Sinaloa Cartel, then he proved that he was the ultimate drug lord by his escapes.
Instead of confronting their problems, people choose narcotics to escape reality and finding content in what they consume. In today’s society, if reality won’t suffice, anyone can just find a new
When thinking about the numerous causes to rally for, do drug abusers make the list? Most philanthropists would generally focus their attention and resources towards cancer or children, rather than drug addicts. There has been a long standing battle between drugs and the people who succumb to them. Many organizations have made it their mission to help drug abusers break the cycle of addiction and help them claim back the lives that drugs had cost them. One focus has been on the life-saving drug naloxone, which counteracts the effects of an overdose. According to writer Julie Turkewitz in her article “An Effort to Expand Access to a Drug That Could Save Victims of Overdoses,” his
Numerous individuals do not comprehend why individuals get to be dependent on drugs or how drugs can change the mind to cultivate enthusiastic drug abuse. They erroneously view drug misuse and dependence as entirely a social issue and may describe the individuals who take drugs as ethically powerless (Alving, Matyas, Torres, Jalah, & Beck, 2014). One extremely regular belief is that drugs abusers ought to have the capacity to stop taking drugs if they are willing to change their conduct and be a member of society (Alvin et al., 2014). What individuals frequently underestimate is the intricacy of drug dependence that this is