Prescription Drug Abuse in Dayton, Ohio

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Unit 2 Project: Prescription Drug Abuse in Dayton, Ohio
Michele Gue
Kaplan University

Professor Mcdonald
January 21, 2013

The “Big Idea” I have decided to try and educate people on is the severity of prescription drug abuse in Dayton, Ohio. My working thesis statement is “Prescription drug abuse leads to further drug addictions, serious health issues, and complications with loved ones. Severe policies should be implemented on doctors’ offices and pharmacies to help the people of Dayton, Ohio overcome this daily battle.” This is a very controversial subject but I feel that the thesis statement is very effective and true. I feel I can develop a very effective argument with the research I will continue to do to prove the severity of prescription drug abuse.

As I continue to work on my topic, I will need to make sure that I support my ideas from reliable information from reputable medical and government sites such as and The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services website offers information about each drug, and all the important statistics that is very surprising to the mind. There is a lot of different aspects that effect not only the person abusing prescription drugs but the families and friends of these people. By showing and displaying the compelling facts about this subject, many readers will be convinced that more severe policies should be implemented.

If I had to argue to my local community of Dayton, Ohio about the severity and effects of prescription drugs I would tell them this: The word prescription means just that. You should have to have a prescription to get the drugs but in today’s society the shame is that you can get these by a simple phone call, trip down the street, or to a local emergency room or family doctor. The abuse of these drugs kill not...
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