Since then, the government has reportedly used crack-cocaine as a political scapegoat for many of... ... middle of paper ... ...d substance. Conclusively, we should allow drugs like crack-cocaine receive to their due attention as social problems, but let them receive no more than that !. V. References D'Angelo, Ed. (1994, September). The Moral Culture of Drug Prohibition.
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While funding for rehabilitation facilities could become an issue, drug users may continue their addiction without proper treatment, and therefore those arrested for drug use should be sent to a rehabilitation center instead of prison. The first step in ending the issue of drug use and abuse in our country is to cure the drug users from their addiction in a safe, controlled manner. As confirmed in an article from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting.” (“Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction”) The addiction of drugs is an actual disease, and cannot be brushed off as something that can be stopped at any point in time. Drug addiction is just as serious as any other diagnosed disease and must be cured accordingly. Prison will not benefit those addicted to drugs because it is a disease that must be treated, just as any other illness is.
There is no doubt that there is a problem with the addictions caused by the effects of drugs but the same could be said about alcoholism and its effects on society. We have learned to curve the effects of alcoholism with education and DE glorifying it. We have also spent money on rehab facilities and since then alcoholism has decreased drastically, so why couldn’t we legalize drugs and do the same as alcohol. Even though the addiction that drugs create would possible create more problems than the fight against drugs itself, and the legalization of drugs has many issues that need to be worked out, I think it is in the best interest of the nation to look into legalizing them because we have spent billions of dollars in support of fighting the drug problem with little positive respons... ... middle of paper ... ...proxy.apollolibrary.com./docview/412617661 McNamara, Joseph D. (Nov 1, 1999) Vital Speeches of the Day 39-41. Drug peace – legalization research.
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