In his essay, “Louis Cost Drugs for Addicts” (1995), Louis Nizer claims that we should offer legal, low-cost drugs to people. For his logos appeal, he mentions three reasons to support his claim. Which are the mobs would lose the main source of its income, the pushers would be put out of business, and the police and other law-enforcement authorities, domestic or foreign, would be free to deal with traditional nondrug crimes. He uses a pathos appeal when he says murder and serious crimes under the influence of drugs and talks about different types of domestic’s terrors in our nation. Finally, he uses ethos appeal when he says that the government should create clinics that provide drugs for nominal charges or even free.
In Rhea Faye D., Felicilda-Reynaldo article “Recognizing Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction, Part I”, Rhea and Reynaldo examines the effects of drug abuse on one’s life. Person health, status, study, relationship are affected by drug abuse. If one can start using drugs they might be unable to stop themselves for taking drugs. There are many prevention programs available for people who wants to stop taking drugs. The drug abuse or misuse increases day by day and the most commonly use drug is opioid analgesics.
Randy E. Bartnett claims that “drug laws cause more harm to addicts and society than drugs themselves.” According to Bartnett, “Drug prohibition makes drugs so expensive, the addicts trying to crime in order to obtain money to buy them. Furthermore, drug prohibition is unfair in that it punishes users for committing a “crime” that has no victim.” Some people might agree with the idea that legalizing drugs would benefit addicts because then they would not be able to obtain drugs so easily.
Upon reading Gore Vidals "Case for Legalizing Marijuana" one may wonder why drugs are not legal in the United States of America. Afterall, several valid reasonings were made throughout the article. There is a demand for drugs and many people are supplying them, while also making a small fortune. If drugs were made legal and sold for high prices, their market would decrease because many people would not be able to afford them. Most people involved in the drug world do not know the consequences of that which they consume.
The continuous use of narcotics results in addiction, and financial struggles due to the costly upkeep. “Financial problems are one of the major side effects of drug and substance abuse” (Buaggett, 2015). Addicts cannot adequately take an active role in the economic activities, as the use of drugs inhibits the abilities of the users to earn a daily living. Due to the instability of finances, this would result in selling personal belongings to continue funding the substance of choice, and depending on the addicts living situation, this could lead to losing their house or being removed from their current housing. While being under the influence, an addicts voice of reason is jeopardized, resulting in criminal activities which raise the chances of being apprehended by the law enforcers, as well as, heavy fines are imposed.
Each part explains something different about the drugs and how it has influenced millions of people. The first part is “The Confluence of Psychoactive Resources” and this section helps to explain what was products were part of this new revolution. The second section of the book is called “Drugs and Commerce” and here we get to read about the medicinal value, but also the psychoactive revolution. Then the third part of the book is called “Drugs and Power” and here it explains to us the power of alcohol and drugs.
The outcome of attempting this would make it even simpler to gain a profit in the drug industry. In the author’s opinion, if the process to acquire drugs becomes simpler, then the number of individuals
Opioids is a big issue because Americans are addicted to drugs especially opioids. After a surgery doctors give patients opioids because they are a pain killer. After patients have been taking opioids they soon are not in pain anymore but they keep taking the pills because it makes their body feel relieved. People get addicted to this and can’t function without them.
Illicit drugs are drugs that have been considered illegal, such as, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana, in some locations (Levinthal, 2016). Legislating drugs began around 1900. In essence, the government let society govern the use and opinions of drugs. Most of society looked down upon the nonmedical use of drugs.
Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: A Deadly Creative Culture? The use of various types of drugs, running the gamut from softer substances like marijuana to proverbial hard drugs like heroin and cocaine, is deeply tied to the history and culture of the rock n’ roll genre. Indeed, drug use and rock n’ roll music are intertwined in a manner that is almost mythical. From the legendary alcohol usage of the enduring Rolling Stones to the tragic and drug-related deaths of members of the 27 Club such as Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, it very much appears that drugs have represented both destructive and creative forces within the context of rock n’ roll.
However drug usage constitutes an action which results in not only in the mental and physical harm upon the drug user but also the direct and indirect harm upon the surroundings of the drug user which further proves why soft paternalism would support the criminalisation of drug usage. Drug usage often directly and indirectly harms the following aspects of the drug user’s life; their marriage or personal relationships with other people, the stability of their family life, their financial issues which others may depend on as well as the law and order of a country (Medic8.com 2014). For example in the United States, approximately $50 billion is spent annually by the government in an attempt to curtail the use and collateral damage caused by illegal drugs (Ahmad 2004). This serves as evidence of indirect financial harm incurred upon non-drug user citizens who pay taxes to finance governmental expenditure so that the needs of all citizens are adequately provided for. However instead of the government spending additional money on education or infrastructure it is covering rehabilitation health and crime related costs which are caused by 9.4% of the American population whom are illegally abusing illicit drugs (Ahmad 2004).
One thing that could possibly help is that if they made drugs legal, we could easily help stop most of the issues between individuals. Everyday, people are sent to jail rather than being supported to get treatment. UNODC acknowledges the idea of being sent to treatment rather than jail, which is starting to become a mainstream heath care issue (167). People who consume these drugs on the daily basis could take notice in what they 're doing which makes them realize that it 's leading them in the wrong direction. If we could make this happen, the number of people being sent to jail can decrease.
Introduction: Attention getter: according to ohio.gov, over 4,000 people died of drug overdose in 2016. Relevance: drug abuse is a growing epidemic especially here in Ohio, which is ranked 2nd worst overdose rates in the united states. Credibility: multiple of my family members have been addicted to drugs and i have first hand experience of how drug abuse can affect someone's life, and how rehab affects people addicted to drugs vs how prison affects people addicted to drugs. Thesis & Preview: as a result of the growing drug epidemic in the United States, thousands die every year. There are many proposed solutions for this problem such as decriminalization, rehab, prison, and even the death penalty.
Would the decriminalisation and / Legalisation of controlled substances improve or hinder the economic, health and social circumstances of drugs users, their families, communities and society? This essay will briefly outline the current policies on drugs in Ireland and will examine the policies and substance misuse from a European and international perspective; then it will discuss how decriminalisation of drugs and substances can improve or hinder the economic, health and social circumstances of drug users, their families, communities and society in general. Examples of controlled substances in Ireland include cocaine, heroin, methadone, cannabis (full list of controlled substances found in the schedule Misuse of Drugs Act 1977).