As I lay dying. An essay on drugs

Essay by Anonymous UserCollege, UndergraduateA+, January 1996

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The product is illegal drugs. The people who deal these drugs are criminals. That's what makes the drug business different then any other.

*Alcohol is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use alcohol products.

*Nicotine is a drug, yet adults are allowed to use many different forms of tobacco products, all which have tobacco in them.

*The drug Caffeine can be found in many everyday items, like soda candy bars. Think of how many cops we would need if caffeine products were illegal.

Why are drugs like cocaine,marijuana and heroin illegal? Cocaine, marijuana and heroin are illegal because most people think that these controlled substances are simply to dangerous for anyone to use. They the effects of thes substances ruin the body and mind so badly and quickly that no one should try them.

We have law aginst drug is so that the people who use dangerous drugs are putting themselves at a very high risk.

They risk their health and their lives. Since they are breaking laws they also but themselves at the risk of getting arrested. They risk their freedom and their future all for drugs.

Each year drug use is the cause of a large number of accidents at home in the office and on the road. Everybody pays the price of drug abuse: more cops and prisons more hospitols and treatment centers and many lives lost.

But drug users hurt themselves more than anybody because they are supporting violent crimes in the drug world.

Just by using drugs they become part of that drug world. They are already commiting acrime. But the relationship between drug use and crime often means that drug users go on to commit crimes like robbery,burglary,assult, and murder.

Drug addiction means that the brain is saying I need drugs now it...