Drug dealing.

Essay by huber24College, UndergraduateA+, October 2005

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Dealing drugs in today's society is starting to become a regular occurrence. Dealing drugs is something that evolved in the past from poor people or drug addicts selling drugs to now where it can be almost any type of person who is selling drugs. The word drug is defined as "any substance other than food that can affect the way your mind and body work." There are hundreds of different drugs, each with its particular effect on the body's nervous system. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. The use of illegal drugs is harmful to the user and all those with whom the user comes in contact with. Prescription drugs are the only drugs people should be taking with the consent of a doctor. The sad thing is many drug dealers deal any type of drug they can get their hands on. There are about 12.7

million people who have used some illegal drug in the last month and perhaps 30 to 40 million who have used an illegal drug within the last year. Of the 12.7 million who used illegal drugs in the last month, about 10 million are casual drug users, and about 2.7 million are addicts (druglibrary.org). There are about 2 million people in prison in our country and 59.6% of those people are in for drug offenses (bop.gov). The point is Drugs and drug dealers are giving our country a bad reputation, and are harming many people. The reasons people become deviant from the social norm are to make money, because they like the specific type of drug and are brought up into it, and because they think drugs will make them feel better and give excitement.

Money is what makes the world go around, if you do not have...