essay on drug laws from the conservative side.

Essay by pimpn_mikeHigh School, 11th gradeA+, January 2003

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One problem with drugs is urban crime and the abuse of drugs. If there is stricter law enforcement then maybe it will solve the problem of drug abuse. If the supply is stopped then the demand will deplete. This creates violent Crimes.

If the supply stops problem will no longer be the abuse of drugs or the need for drugs it would cause violence in communities, cities, and eventually the whole country. Drug Abuse is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. It would also cause a dependency for the drug. First, the user continues to use the drug for an extended period of time. Second, the user finds it difficult to stop using the drug. They may drop out of school, steal, go to jail, lose their jobs, or leave their families in order to keep using.

Finally, the user has withdrawal symptoms when drug use is stopped. They may undergo physical pain or mental distress. There would be more violence if the drug is stopped completely then if it would be stopped at a pace where the drug could be acquitted. The user gets addicted to the drug because the brain tells the body that it's addicted. Most of the time drug users can get addicted off the first hit, injection, ingestion, etc. Drug users are more likely to cause violent crimes because their mental state is not what they would call normal. A normal state of mind is needed to process consequences, which is not developed until the age of about 21. When drug users say they need the drug it is normally because they are addicted or they need it for psychological reasons. Some of those reasons are...