The Social Effect of Dangerous Drugs on Communities and the Criminal Justice System

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What are the social effect of dangerous drugs on communities and the criminal justice system? We as a society have this ability to have to label all things, good and bad. If we didn’t we wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves. I am just joking, what I really mean, is all we hear in the news or read in the paper is how screwed up society really is. How bad the drug problem is. Well first, what are Dangerous Drugs? Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person’s body works. You’ve probably heard that drugs are bad for you, but what does that mean and why are they bad? If you’ve ever been sick and had to take medicine, you already know about one kind of drug. Medicines are legal drugs, meaning doctors are allowed to prescribe them for…show more content…
I am not in favor of tobacco or alcohol; I am only saying that you don’t ban something because some people cannot handle it. I can go without smoking for a whole year, and then go buy a whole pack, and then go without for another year and no one is going to deprive me of this, no self-righteous bureaucrat that is for sure. To me, it makes me sick that I can buy drinks or cigarettes at one of 17 million places, and I can get more prescriptions from my doctor then my medicine cabinet can hold, but I risk fine and/or arrest if I try to buy a little marijuana from the local dealer; which I don’t. It is estimated that tobacco causes 40 percent of all hospital illnesses, while alcohol is involved in more than 50 percent of all visits to the hospital emergency rooms. The bottom line: alcohol and tobacco are two of the most dangerous substances that you can expose yourself to on a regular basis. In terms of overall potential to cause harm, if used regularly, alcohol and tobacco belong in the same category as all other recreational drugs, which will be discussed later in this paper.
Numerous restricted drugs and narcotics, from marijuana to heroin, are being used by millions of people. Many of those who take these illegal drugs have serious problems of dependency.
They need substantial sums of money to finance their drug use, which unfortunately turns into crime, where the offenses are committed to solely pay for
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