Essay On Prescription Drugs

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Some drugs are not illegal or harmful to the body as proven by recent studies. However, they are gateways to other more dangerous drugs. For example, many teenagers believe that alcohol is not dangerous, and that marijuana is not harmful to the body. However, it is also proven that alcohol leads to more dangerous drugs such as cocaine and MDMA especially at parties as teenagers often cannot formulate the correct decision to make while intoxicated. Teenagers believe that adults have failed to stop their peers from using and abusing drugs especially with the recent use of prescription drugs. Many teenagers who are finding it hard to obtain drugs on the streets are turning to their parent’s medicine cabinets and are abusing these prescription drugs. Examples of these drugs are Xanax, Benzodiazepine and so on. In an article by PR Newswire, teenagers have rated adults as a D+ on stopping teenager from drinking,…show more content…
Whether it is the hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin, or the prescription drugs such as Xanax and benzodiazepine. Teenagers are becoming obsessed with drugs and its use as it makes them popular which needs to change. Students need to know that there are more important things and that drugs affect them negatively and often lead to crimes. They can also ruin many futures as if caught they are sentenced to jail time. 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
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