Speech On Alcoholism And Drug Propaganda Essay

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Imagine for a second that you are not in control of yourself. You are not in control of what you do, say, hear, or remember. Imagine yourself weak and afraid, unable to break the chains that bound you to a hell of loneliness. Imagine yourself in this pit of despair, and suddenly light shines down on you, a voice calls out your name, and a ladder made of rope falls to your tired, achy body. Help has arrived. Your trembling hand reaches out, you grab the rope, and with all your might you pull your frail body up off the ground and begin your journey. Now, imagine yourself self doing this every day, every where you look you get assaulted by alcohol propaganda. Every time you get gas, go to the grocery store, watch television, read a magazine or newspaper. Even doing something as mundane as sitting in traffic, you can 't seem to escape the torture of alcohol adds. Well, a study done by the NCAAD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.) that 's what it feels like for 17.6 million people living in the United States who are battling alcoholism (6). The “War on Drugs” portrays the message that drugs like heroin and crack-cocaine are the dangers, but fails to mention that alcohol contributes to 3.3 million deaths annually, according to Jermaine D. Jones (6). All other drugs combined to an estimated 20,000 deaths per year. How is it possible that something so deadly and addictive can be legal? Why do people glorify drinking and indulge in such debauchery

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