Should Drugs Be Made Legal? (Against)


Should Drugs Be Made Legal? (Against)
For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of
society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs
and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still
exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems
are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born
addicts(crack babies), while others become users. The result of drug
abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is the United States
had 25,618 total arrests and 81,762 drug seizures due to drugs in 1989
alone, but the bad news is the numbers of prisoners have increased by 70
percent ...

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drug abuse and a rapid increase of diseases such as AIDS.

Many believe that legalizing drugs would lessen crime. They point out
that the legalization of drugs would deter future criminal acts. They also
emphasize and contrast Prohibition. When the public realized that
Prohibition could not be enforced the law was repealed. From this, one
may infer the same of legalizing drugs. Legalizing alcohol didn't increase
alcoholism, so why would drugs increase drug abuse?

However, drugs should not be legalized because there would be an
increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Once legalized, drugs
would become cheaper and more accessible to people who previously had not
tried drugs, because of the high price or the legal risk. Drug abuse would
skyrocket! Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, but because the drugs
aren't accessible would now feed the addiction if drugs were made legal.
These drug addicts would not be forced to kick the habit due to the
availability ...

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