Reducing The Rate Of Drug Use Essay

823 Words Aug 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
Drugs have been an emerging problem in our society that has a tremendous affected on all age groups. Whether these drugs are legal or illegal, it has an everlasting effect on the individuals consuming it. For instance, some people become addicted to the drugs, there hygiene declines, but most importantly, they experience psychological and mental episodes depending on the drug. These drugs not only affects the individual using it, but if you are a woman and pregnant, it can affect your baby. When your child is born the baby can experience birth defects and also they too can become addicted to drugs. Our society continues to try and discuss ways in reducing the rates of illegal drug use. I believe a good way to about reducing the rate of drug use is to prosecute pregnant women who use drugs. Not only are they endangering themselves, but the life of an innocent baby. Instead of spending money and valuable resources on booking individuals with drug possession and in this case something like marijuana depending on the size. I believe going after particularly pregnant women who are drug users should be punished and be charged for a crime. In the state of Tennessee they are trying to take some action in reducing the rates of children being born with NAS. NAS stands for neonatal abstinence syndrome, when a baby is diagnosed with this condition, it experiences withdrawing from the drug conditions such as vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, sweating, fever or unstable…

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