Legalizing Drugs Or Joining The Drug Addict Circle?

758 words - 3 pages

Over the years, drug abuse has been a rising problem in almost every country in the world. Day by day more people are involved in this endless cycle of drug craving, money shortage, and drug related crimes. Congressmen and politicians of United States, seeing this unstoppable crime wave which is about to spread throughout the country, begin to address various kinds of possible solutions to end this crisis in the most efficient and effective way. As discussed in Alan M. Dershowitz's "The Case for Medicalizing Heroin" and Charles B. Rangel's "Legalize Drugs? Not on Your Life," the most popular proposition set forward by growing number of leaders now is to legalize the use of drugs; but will it help solving the problem or make it even worse? I agree with Rangel that in order to end drugs abuse completely, we have to find the root of the problem and use any forces necessary and retain the determination to keep on fighting because it will not be an easy battle.

Dershowitz believes that even though we cannot eliminate every single drug addict by legalizing drugs nor make the black market disappear, but it would at least improve the present situation. He goes on to describe how it can be done and that it will minimize the chance of youngsters becoming drug addicts and that giving drug addicts a fair dosage of drugs is far more better than letting them committing crimes just to get enough money to afford drugs. He even goes further to suggest the possibility of considering legalizing other drugs if the result of experiment turns out to be positive. But is everything as simple as Dershowitz and other advocates of legalization think? If drugs are legalized in real life, will we be able to see improvements or deterioration?

All the arguments Dershowitz make seem reasonable from the surface, but if you take a step back and think it through, legalization is not a simple task as Dershowitz thinks it is; and there is a big chance that it might bring up more problems than there already is. In order to make it work, numerous decisions have to be made beforehand and the government has to make sure they always have everything in control; because once...

Find Another Essay On Legalizing Drugs or Joining the Drug Addict Circle?

The Lion King: The Circle of life or Politics?

1410 words - 6 pages The Lion King is one of the most successful movies to be made into a Broadway Musical. The musical first opened on Broadway November 13th, 1997. The success of the movie made it possible to transform the legendary film into a successful Broadway production. In the musical, the central theme pertains to the circle of life and how it affects a pride of lions, more specifically the main character, Simba. Simbas’ father, Mufasa, deals with the

The War on Drugs: Failures of the Drug Law

1751 words - 7 pages homicides in New York found that drugs and alcohol were one of the major causes of homicides (MacCoun 2003). The year 1988, which experienced the peak of crack epidemic, showed that 53 percent of 414 homicides were drug or alcohol related. Of those homicides that could be determined to be drug or alcohol related, 14 percent were psychopharmacological (68 percent alcohol, 16 percent crack), 4 percent were economic-compulsive, and 74 percent were

Marijuana the argument, 'marijuana is a safe drug and it's use will not cause harm or lead to addiction to harder drugs'

1174 words - 5 pages 'Marijuana is a safe drug and its use will not cause harm or lead to addiction to harder drugs'i disagree, my essay labels clearly the medically proven effects of marijuana use, and although there is no proof that marijuana leads to addiction of harder drugs, many heroin and cocaine users say their first experience with drugs was marijuana.I disagree with this statement and to back up my argument I have collected a range of information from

Potent Drugs: The LSD or Acid

606 words - 3 pages LSD, or ‘acid’ by street name, is one of the world’s most well-known and most potent drugs. Its major component is Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, which is found in a fungus that grows on grains, such as rye, and some wild grasses. LSD is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. It is illegally made into crystal form first and is later converted to several different liquid forms, such as tablets, microdots, absorbable paper, gelatin squares, or capsules

Marijuana Legalization- Good for the Nation? The Pros and Cons of legalizing Marijuana and the effects on the drug

549 words - 2 pages but also drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts (crack babies), while others become users.Many believe that legalizing marijuana would lessen crime. They think that the legalization would deter future criminal acts. There is no possible way it would lessen crime for a number of reasons. Like alcohol, marijuana impairs your judgment from what is right from wrong. Other people want

Drugs In Australian Society Discuss the policies Australia has on drugs and how to prevent drug abuse

721 words - 3 pages practice.2. Prevention of illicit drug use.3. Training and skills development for front line workers who come into contact with drug users or at risk groups.4. Monitoring and evaluation, including data collection.5. Research.The Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs has also been formed to provide advice on policies for government ministers on a wide range of drug-related matters.Compared to the United States, Australia's policy on drugs is cheap.The

The War on Drugs: Failures of the Drug Law Part 1

1685 words - 7 pages crime, and the research also depicts that, for various drugs, their use-or more precisely, their buying results in numerous income generating crime. He also states that those periods where drug addicts are consuming a high dose of drugs presents higher rates on which they commit crimes as compared to those periods when they are comparatively abstinent. The reason given is that the illegalization of drugs results in a black market, which in turn

Is the Prohibition of Drugs Useful or Not?

1635 words - 7 pages ). Prohibition may be defined as the set of policies which ban all production, distribution and sale of drugs for non-medical use. A drug refers to any substance that enters the human body and it is able to change the function or structure of the human organs. The object of this work is to concentrate on drugs as harmful substances, such as heroin. Therefore, this essay presents both the negative and positive effects of drugs on society, people

How Dangerous are Drugs and What can we do about the drug problem?

1100 words - 4 pages marijuana and want somethingbetter, try heroin once or twice and are addicted.Cocaine is a drug made from the leaves of the coca plant.Cocaine is the same kind of drug as morphine and nicotine, thus the'-ine' endings. These drugs are extemely addictive. Cocaine is foundin the form of a white powder. It is sometimes mixed with other substances such as cornstarch orsugar. It is expensive, but because of the addiction, people do anything to get it. This

Drug Abuse...This essay is about drug abuse, and more commonly the club drugs of today, and the effects they have on people

2841 words - 11 pages Drug abuse is defined as the excessive usage of drugs. Drug abuse affects more than just the abuser. It can seriously damage any number of personal and professional relationships. Drug abuse affects all aspects of an abusers life. This can lead to loss of jobs, families being torn apart through violence or divorce, prison, and death for some. All of these have far reaching consequences. The drug abuser who receives no rehabilitation can be

What are the links between drugs and crime and what can be done towards drug-related crimes?

3070 words - 13 pages best with lower the drug related crime figures, liberation and legalisation of the drug market, or stronger controls on the drug market. The first idea is brought from the psychopharmacological explanation. This explanation shows that because drugs cause aggression and lack of inhibitions, the only way to stop the drug-related crimes would be prohibition and stronger controls on the drug market. Although, alcohol causes similar effects in

Similar Essays

The Case For Legalizing Drugs Essay

3046 words - 12 pages that give addicts a safe environment to shoot up their drugs. While sounding absurd, itprovides a clean, safe area for the addict to use while kept under strict observation.Another big problem associated with illegal drug use is the likelihood of an overdose, whetherintentional or not. While there is no way to prevent overdose suicides, many overdoses can beattributed to the fact that some drugs are made too strong. Should the government choose

The Day In The Life Of A Drug Addict

845 words - 3 pages not remain in this hell.' The day dragged on in the same fashion. Doing more cocaine and never having enough.This all happened about three years ago, when I was in the middle of my drug addiction. This day, like many others, was spent with my boyfriend Doug. I have been clean two years now. I thank the Lord above for changing my life and taking away the control the drugs have over my life. I look back today thinking how could anyone live this type of life.

Legalizing Recreational Drugs Within The United States

4016 words - 16 pages field. All around, hundreds of thousands of new jobs would be created for all types of job seekers thus decreasing the unemployment rate in the United States (Legalizing Drugs). The United States could decrease the number of drug related prisoners and drug related crimes, and eliminate the black market for drugs. A large majority of imprisoned persons are incarcerated for crimes involving drug sales or crimes. By legalizing drugs the

Understanding The Way An Addict Thinks.... Why They Need The Excessive Amounts Of Drugs/Alcohol All The Time

1767 words - 7 pages pleasure. The problem is that the specific drug blocks reuptake. This causes the brain to release neurotransmitters and not replenish them. Without any neurotransmitters, the addict is depressed all the time and never happy when they are not using the drug. The addict is no longer feeling good and is never happy. This is one reason why they go back to the drug of choice, so they can feel good again.To understand how psychoactive drugs work and the
Kero Kero Chime English Subbed | BD高清 韩国/2004 总统浪漫史 崔智友 安圣基 安圣基/崔智友/林秀 | Rejestracja