Research Paper On War On Drugs

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For more than 40 years there has been some kind of “war on drugs”, that stemmed from President Henry Nixon’s original declaration of “war on drugs” in 1971. The need for such a policy came from the 1960’s when drug use was rampant and was contributed to youth rebellion, the social revolution and political discord, the President’s concern was the government needed to evaluate to see if drugs were safe and what kind of effectiveness would it have on society. During this initial “war on drugs” package it called for an increase in size and presence of federal drug control agencies and measures for mandatory sentencing and warrants that did not require drug control enforcement to knock, it they suspect drug activity. Then in the 1980s and …show more content…
Substance abuse has no class boundaries; it has caused devastation to the most prominent people to welfare mothers. It has altered the American family by; less people marrying, divorce rates increased, single parent families are common, which is a contributing factor for poverty amongst children that eventually may lead to juvenile delinquency. Furthermore, many children are being reared by grandparents and other family members due to the circumstances of both parents incarcerated for drug use. Lastly, other contributing effects of parents that are substance abusers is, the extent of the involvement, often children are left with the responsibility of taking care of themselves or siblings at an inappropriate age, the parent’s has no ability to fulfill the parental role in a healthy way. There is mistrust in the family the substance abuser can’t be trusted to do the things they say they are going to do, they steal from the household and may become defensive when confronted by family about their suspected drug …show more content…
However, particular drugs may cause abusers to become violent and the distribution of drugs can lead to violent crimes. Individual who are under the influence of drugs lack of inhibition may lead to them being involved in activities that are criminal and violent. The use of such illicit drugs as “crack” cocaine and methamphetamine are linked to an increase in violent behavior, these drugs have powerful stimulants that cause many unpredictable and adverse reactions. The drugs affects cause paranoia and irrational behavior, when people are in this state they may become unable to control anger and have violent

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