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1Regulating Substance AbuseStudent NameDepartment, Institutional AffiliationCourse Code: Course NameProfessorDate of Submission
2Regulating Substance AbuseThe Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CSDA) is a statute that groups regulatedsubstances in several categories under one of the existing five schedules. The placement is basedon the substance’s medical use, safety, the potential for abuse, and dependence liability (Philips,2019). The war on drugs has seen the establishment of rules and laws which further doublesdown on the punishment as well as attempts to control how people use the substances. This paperexpounds on the CSDA by outlining which substances are to be criminalized, decriminalized, orregulated and the reasons for the chosen actions.AlcoholAlcohol, also known by its chemical name ethanol, is a psychoactive drug commonlyfound in drinks such as beer, wine, and hard liquor. Alcohol is known as one of the commonrecreational substances and among the oldest ones. The characteristics of alcohol intoxication isdrunkenness. Alcohol is also known to produce other effects such as euphoria, happiness,sedation, increased sociability, and decreased anxiety among others. Smith et al. (2018) statedthat impaired memory, sensory function, and a depressed central nervous system functionalityare also effects associated with the overconsumption of alcohol.Alcohol should be regulated. This suggests that the substance should only be madeavailable for sale to people aged 18 years and more (Bo et al., 2021). Drug regulation refers tothe control of drug use through an international agreement by bodies such as the Food and DrugAdministration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA) among others.Reasons for Regulating Alcohol
3Alcohol is known is to be the leading risk factor that causes a substantial health loss. Boet al. (2021) reported that alcohol is the seventh leading mortality and disease development riskfactor across the globe. Notably, overconsumption of the substance increases the risks that aperson will contract cancer, a terminal condition with a high rate of mortality. Youngsters who donot understand the effects of overconsumption of alcohol may end up abusing the substancewhich explains the need for regulation. Regulation the intake of alcohol will be effective inaddressing the significant impact of the social, health and economic problems related with theconsumption of the substance (Smith et al., 2018). Managing alcohol use is effective incontrolling the disease-related conditions related with the overconsumption of the substance.Besides improving health, regulating the use of alcohol will improve mood and sleep.Smith et al. (2018) stated that the excessive alcohol use has the potential of increasing the risk ofphysical and mental health. Heavy drinking can result to anxiety and depression. Regulatingalcohol also suggests that only a small population with the power to regulate the amount of their

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endy
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Morphine, cocaine, Psychoactive drug, Controlled Substances Act, MDMA

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