If everyone was aware of the consequences, the epidemic wouldn’t be nearly as bad. Heroin is a problem that won’t go away anytime soon, but if we work, we can try to eliminate it from our community. We must try to inform everyone of the dangers of heroin so they know to avoid them. We also need to work on keeping prescription drugs in a safe place, and if they aren’t being used, we need to dispose of them as soon as possible at our local police station. To conclude, the heroin epidemic is caused by the lack of information on heroin and the price of heroin compared to prescription
This uncontrollable power has caused too much sorrow and loss in our country with the prevalent mass shootings in our country. Citizens of our free country are using their 2nd Amendment right to end lives of others who hold the same rights. Regular citizens can buy this power with ease at a local Walmart. The right to bear arms has been force-fed into the government's mouths to stop gun control by everyday citizens, but stricter gun laws are what we need to stop the ease of obtaining guns and the prevalence of mass shootings and crime in our country. In the year 1791, the fathers of our constitution added the second amendment to the Bill of Rights.
College students should not depend on smart drugs to succeed, but on their own determination, effort, and intelligence because though smart drugs can enhance their senses, they take away the true purpose of the drug, develop a dependency on drugs, and diminish their character as a student. To begin, the true purpose of smart drugs is to treat diseases that prevent a person from staying awake. For example, the illness Narcolepsy creates a “supernatural excessive sleepiness of patients” (Romans). Using
These many parts of the community only tell drug users the positive effects that drugs have and leave out many of the negatives. For those who sell and manufacturer drugs giving them in many cases income that is under the table and untaxed. Addiction and drug use is big business for the federal and state governments creating jobs from police to the DEA. “The fact is all drugs can contribute to dysfunctions in society.” The Functionalist theory needs to develop social stability within society and its wellbeing to preserve the culture. That is why drugs generate such controversy among the citizens (University of Minnesota Libraries 2016 &
Some see the death penalty as the correct punishment for severe crimes such as dealing drugs or murder, but others believe that the death penalty would let these criminals off to easy as they wouldn't have to live the rest of their sentence, or even life, in prison. Listener relevance: this punishment is currently being considered in the united states, included in the White House Opioid Crisis Plan. One of the reasons people want to keep the death penalty is that it’s “the ultimate warning”. They believe that administering the death penalty on a criminal will deter others from committing the same crime because they will see what the consequence is. Another reason some believe the death penalty is the correct punishment for drug dealers is because the drugs they sold could have caused someones overdose and they should suffer the punishment for their
Lastly, gateway drugs are the most dangerous as they seem the least harmful. Teenagers often use simple harmless drugs such as alcohol and marijuana only to lead them to cocaine and MDMA, which are very easy to obtain at parties in the United States. The government needs to stop the war on drugs but rather find the root causes such as poverty. They need to stop the inflow of drugs from the third-world countries by making sure the government isn’t corrupt. Once they stop the mass-production the world will be a safer
The article, “After struggling, Jerry Brown Makes Assisted Suicide Legal in California” by Patrick McGreevy discusses the controversial topic of assisted suicide. This new law in California should be overturned. The author states, “As someone of wealth and access to the world’s best medical care and doctors, the governor 's background is very different than that of millions of Californians living in healthcare poverty without that same access — these are the people and families potentially hurt by giving doctors the power to prescribe lethal overdoses to patients.” This is important because people who have terminal illnesses that can’t afford their medical treatment can be pressured into taking lethal overdoses. The author continues, “They also
The war on drugs is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to reduce the illegal drug trade. The plan of this war on drugs is to eliminate the illegal drug trade and right now in our country our president Rodrigo Duterte has commenced an all-out war against drugs, there are many critics both local and international. His main critic is Leila De Lima opposing him against Extra Judicial Killings. It has been, the headlines of local newspapers and news shows. As of now, according to Rappler 1,550 drug personalities killed in police operations, as of October 10 and 2, 294 victims of extra judicial killings or vigilante style killings as of October 3, in total the death toll has reached over 3, 844
Passing gun control legislation that creates a universal background check and gun database system as well as passing mental health legislation that improves the health care system’s protocols and policies for assisting people with mental health disorders and that enacts counseling programs in communities and schools will decrease the likelihood of mass shootings in schools. The United States is bitterly divided. Issues of great concern, such as the rise of mass shootings, are partisanized. Both sides of the debate will not comprise or listen to what their opponents have to say. Groups from both sides can only agree that one innocent life taken from gun violence is one too many.
It is believed that once practicing physician-assisted suicides becomes an acceptable concept in society, the next steps will easily be taken toward unethical actions such as involuntary euthanasia. Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Georgetown University claims that our healthcare system is too obsessed with costs and principles of utility. He defies the belief that the slippery slope effect is no more than a prediction, by reminding the outlooks and inclinations of our society. Furthermore, he believes there comes a day that incompetent patients and those in coma won’t be asked for their permission to use euthanasia. The Netherlands is another example of such misuse.
This is to tell kids that if they get asked a drug, their job is to say no. Donald Trump wants to solve the problem with people giving federal money to stop the issue. Lins Thulia wrote the article “Trump Wants to Bring Back “Just Say No” to Fix the Opioid Epidemic”. Thulia, the author of this article, was against Trump and points out that Trump should just get back to building his wall. Thulia thinks Trump won 't do much about the problem.
As director of the National Drug Control Policy, William J. Bennett shares his stance on the drug war in “Drug Policy and the Intellectuals”. He addresses the arguments that American’s have proposed in regard to the legalization of drugs. Bennett goes on to say that the justification behind legalizing drugs lacks the seriousness that a topic like this should have. In addition, the results would likely be disastrous. Rather than “taking the profit out of the drug business”, Bennett’ alternative is to make the usage of drugs a less appealing option.