Argumentative Essay On Abuse Of Drugs

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Hardcore drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, were once legal and used for medicinal purposes. However, the side effects and abuse of the drug was the reason to take the drugs off the shelves. People started to use the drug for the wrong reason. For instance, heroin used to be used as children’s cough syrup. The cough medicine became very popular and people would get heroin prescribed to them to use it for recreational purposes. After America and other countries noticed how bad the cough syrup effected people, the medicine was quickly removed from the shelves and banned by the FDA.
Today, when abuse of drugs is being discussed, people normally think of street drugs. However, medications can become just as addictive as street drugs. Drugs come in several forms such as pills, liquids, plants, etc. Medicines are normally used to help with curing a person with poor health conditions. On the contrary, people are buying prescription drugs for
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People have been known to use pills to commit suicide. Normally, people choose to die by overdosing on pills because, again, it seems like a safer approach and less painful. Holding a gun to their head would be very messy and a lot more heinous. But in the same fashion, people are taking multiple pills or using medication to get high when they are people doing the same thing to die. It’s obvious to know that drug users do not weigh out the pros and cons of their reckless actions.
Because taking different medications to get high is very popular and is publicized as “the thing to do,” children as young as twelve years old are getting their hands-on prescription drugs and misusing them as well. It’s sad to see the youth going down a dark path of drug use, but if no one is talking to them about the harmful effects of drugs, they wouldn’t know. If they are constantly exposed to drugs, it becomes part of their reality and is considered a norm for

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