Illegal Drugs Are Bad for Our Society

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Why Illegal Drugs are bad for our Society

Allyce Beechy

ENG/102

November 26, 2009
Kimberlyn Slagle

Illegal drugs should not be allowed in America and we must strive together as a people to do whatever it takes to get them abolished (rid of). Illegal drugs have done more to hurt America than almost anything in our history; lowing the morals of the people, causing the destruction of human lives in the millions, destroying family life, corrupting major companies and businesses, leading our youth down the wrong path, the outlook on the future of America looks worse than it ever has been since the time America was established. We must as a society do all we can to stop the entrance of these illegal drugs here in America, keeping illegal aliens in here unwarranted to walk are land who might be bringing in the entry way to these drugs, and the government needs to make a bigger effort in seeking out those bringing in the drugs to our streets and into our own homes. We will focus on how drugs can be addicting, harmful to our health, and how it affects are family’s lives and those using the drugs. Seeing what these drugs do to people will hopefully speak volumes to the heart of American’s throughout the United States and may their be many willing to stand up to fight against illegal drugs which is destroying our young ones lives more than it ever has from any time known in the past.

One of the main problems throughout the world with the use of illegal drugs has been the cause of drug addiction with many of its users. “Drug addiction is a state of periodic or chronic intoxication produced by the repeated consumption of a drug (natural or synthetic). Its characteristics include: (I) an overpowering desire or need (compulsion) to continue taking the drug and to obtain it by any means; (ii) a tendency to increase the dose; (iii) a psychic (psychological) and generally a physical dependence on the effects of the drug; and (iv) detrimental effects on the individual and on society.” (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Initials. (2009, November 11). Drug Addiction, Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_addiction)

Drug addiction is an overpowering problem in human’s lives when it first begins and can have devastating affects in the lives who it takes over. Once addicting drugs our begun many side effects can occur: constant cravings, going to extremes for the drug, wanting more until it takes over their daily activities, hallucinating effects on the mind which makes the user not know what they’re doing is wrong and they have many deceiving feelings that make them desire the drugs more, in which makes it extremely hard to make the right choices for the user. We have hundreds of illegal drugs today which have dozens of side effects and even more than what I listed. For an example cocaine can affect the person from 20 minutes to a few hours depending on the dosage and once cocaine enters in the body it can increase the heart rate, increased blood pressure, hyperactivity, restlessness, euphoria, which can cause feelings of discomfort, symptoms of depression, cravings to experience the drugs again, twitching, paranoia, increased sexual desire, and these are from short-term effects. Long-term effects can cause hallucinations, paranoid delusions, and itching. From just one drug we see how terrible the side effects can be and why I will stand against strongly that illegal drugs our detrimental in all parts of society to humans. The greatest testimonies I guess you can say against illegal drugs today are the ones who have been delivered from these addicting drugs and their own warnings against the dangers of them.

How illegal drugs can hurt the body. When it comes to crystal meth, it changes the person’s appearance and they don’t think of the need to eat so they end up very thin and unhealthy. “Many drugs can cause liver damage, make your body unable to fight off infection, make your heart beat too...
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