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Running head: Drugs

Drugs and there effects

Jason Berenstein

University of Phoenix

Drugs American crisis. Although some may downplay the occurrence or significance of
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drugs, this form of abuse has severe, lifelong negative consequences, which must be
addressed to allow adult survivors to be successful in the personal and professional
arenas.

Response on developing strong arguments and counterarguments

In order to support my thesis, I plan to include only the strongest and most supported
arguments about the occurrence and effects of drugs. These arguments will be focused,
supported by conclusive evidence, and based on recent data and case studies. I will
ensure
the validity of my arguments by drawing from multiple credible sources and providing
detailed analysis of each point in my arguments.

In addition, plan on providing comprehensive coverage of the two main
counterarguments for not providing resources to combat the effects of drugs. The first
counterargument is that the effects of drugs are more used in adulthood, so they do
require
extensive treatment. The second counterargument is that drug abuse is an overstated
issue
which does have significant effects. I will carefully rebut these counterarguments with
the
overwhelming consensus based on numerous experts and research findings that drug
abuse
is extremely detrimental, on a long term basis to the victims both personally and
professionally.
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Drugs American crisis. Although some may downplay the occurrence or significance
of
drugs, this form of abuse has severe, lifelong negative consequences, which must be
addressed to allow adult survivors to be successful in the personal and professional
arenas.

Response on developing strong arguments and counterarguments

In order to support my thesis, I plan to include only the strongest and most supported
arguments about the occurrence and effects of drugs. These arguments will be focused,
supported by conclusive evidence, and based on recent data and case studies. I will
ensure
the validity of my arguments by drawing from multiple credible sources and providing
detailed analysis of each point in my arguments.

In addition, plan on providing comprehensive coverage of the two main
counterarguments for not providing resources to combat the effects of drugs. The first
counterargument is that the effects of drugs are more used in adulthood, so they do
require
extensive treatment. The second counterargument is that drug abuse is an overstated
issue
which does have significant effects. I will carefully rebut these counterarguments with
the
overwhelming consensus based on numerous experts and research findings that drug
abuse
is extremely detrimental, on a long term basis to the victims both personally and
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professionally.

This graph shows the breakdown of illegal drugs used by type and year. This graph will
show how the effects of illegal drugs and the type of drugs are used by year.

In America; drug trafficking controls gang territory where it becomes unmissable. The
drug

lords who control over people keeps threat to the controversy of poising the minds of
the youth.

Drugs are easy and it works. It becomes easy to get drugs anywhere because it is
universal and

illegal. Drugs are so subversive I have seen 3rd graders bring it to school to share with
their

friends. Weed is is not a burden when used as a pain killer by common people instead
of going to

the doctor. Cocaine illegitimacy is in favor amongst American athletes. The media uses
drugs in

movies and sports as a distraction and a burden that everyone is aware of. Once used
in the
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media it attracts drug use amongst junior high and high school students.
Drugs are so easy that a family can earn a decent income of over $30 grand in a half
a year
and with this choice real work does not matter. Where there is drugs, it attracts
prostitution.
Gangs will use girls to help promote the use of sell of drugs. The young girls sell their
bodies to
get drugs. Young girls will act as prostitutes at even an early age of 8 to attract the sell
of drugs.
If Americans are aware that drugs are a problem, how will we control the problem
anywhere
else? Proper representation should be considered. In Las Vegas, the west side
originally had no
drug problem until the projects brought drugs into the neighborhoods. In the ghetto
where you
see them drive BMW or Jaguar cars and no one in the family works, you wonder why
police
become suspicious of how the poor black could drive this car. It is where you have
leaders of the
church like pastors, ministers who want men out of jails who commit these crimes and
they
promote the use of drugs in some of the churches. It is where innocent people are killed
through
drive bys to debate and ask for truth and God's calling.
How could we in this country support the use of drugs when the drugs are being
poured into
this country by whites or people who have the money to support drug trafficking by the
police
and politicians. Any government who defines drugs illegal we need to find ways to stop
the sell
of drugs. If drugs became legal nothing would change. People's lives would still be
effected
negatively neutral. Do we want the same for Bolivia and Afghanistan? How do we
control drug
popularity and sells? Is there an answer by example? Police profiling should be allowed
there
with the same tough laws we have in America to clean some of the mess up. We need
to be by
example to promote ways of peace with its people.
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Annotated Bibliography

Kara, Siddarth, (2008), Drug Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery,

Columbia

University Press. General OneFile. Gale. Apollo Library. 18 Feb. 2009

<http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=IPS>.

This is a good resource and credible website for gathering facts and

information about Drug Trafficking. The author, Kara, used economics and

business arguments rather than social policy to eradicate the drug trade

McGill, Craig, (2003), Drug Traffic: Sex, Drugs, and Immigration. Vision.

This is an exception overview article where information can be gathered about

past and current issues dealing with sex, drugs, and immigration. Despite the

anecdotes, which are valuable first-person accounts, the author focuses on the

specifics of immigration and how this may lead to drug trade. With this article the

author gives an in depth situation and explanation on the specifics of

immigration.
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King, Gilbert, (2004), Drugs For Sale" The New Drug Trade in the 21 Century.

Chamberlin Brothers.

This article is a thorough explanation on why drugs are such a problem in

the United States.

Kempadoo, K. (2005), Drug Trafficking, Paradigm Publishers.

General OneFile. Gale. Apollo Library. 18 Feb. 2009

<http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=IPS>.

This is an exceptional source for facts and information on the government

and their approach to the drug trade..

References:

Public Health Agency of Canada. HIV and AIDS in Canada. Surveillance report to

December 31, 2006. Ottawa (ON): Surveillance and Risk Assessment Division,

Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of

Canada; 2007
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Sussman S, Ames S. Drug Abuse: Concepts,

Prevention, and Cessation. Cambridge University

Press. 2008.

Arrest data: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the
United States, annual, Uniform Crime Reports, downloaded from
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/enforce.htm. Expenditures: Trends in Justice Expenditure
and Employment, NCJ 178277, Table 10 [Online]. Available:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/data/eetrnd10.wk1 [Mar. 27, 2002].
Nutt D, King LA, Saulsbury W, Blakemore C (March 2007). "Development of a rational
scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse".

Northwood Institute, Midland, Michigan.. (n.d). Why Is There a Drug Problem?. Retrieved
from http://www.theadvocates.org/freeman/8902leef.html