Drugs and Prostitution

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Ed Sheeran’s hit song “A Team” talks about a girl who struggles with two different controversial topics: drugs and prostitution. Drugs are a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body;moreover, prostitution is the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment. Both very different from each other, both very self destructive, and both a growing problem around the world.
“ But lately her face seems, slowly, sinking, wasting, crumbling like pastries” this line from the song explains one of the most noticeable side-effects of drugs: its impact on your appearance, but that is not the only side-effect of doing drugs. Losing teeth, skeleton like appearance, loss of hair, seizures, and death are the more causes of drug abuse. Drug overdose is responsible for over 30,000 deaths in the US in 2010, US overdose deaths have increased over the past 11 years.
The song continues with, “And they say she’s in the Class A Team.” Class A Team refers to a category for drugs in the UK. Drugs that are categorized Class A includes heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and LSD. In America those type of drugs would be categorized in Schedule II type drug, meaning they’re highly addictive and dangerous. Currently, the United States and the UK are experiencing some of the highest levels of drug addiction than at any time in their history. Studies show 20.4 million people used some kind of illicit drug in the past 30 days. About 8.3 percent of all people age 12 and over has done illegal drugs or prescription drugs.
Not unlike America, the UK has very strict laws surrounding Class A Drugs or Schedule II drugs. Because of the legal status of many drugs, recreational d...

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