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Running head: THE WAR ON DRUGS 1 The War on Drugs Students Name Institution
THE WAR ON DRUGS 2 The War on Drugs Introduction Recently, almost 50% of the young population has either abused or used illegal drugs. Although the government has intensified the war against drugs, there haven’t been any significant results yet 1 . Research indicates that the use of drugs is more of a social issue rather than a criminal one. Numerous measures have been taken to reduce the use of drugs in the society with no Vail. There is plenty of misleading information about drug use. Drug users develop myths intended to increase the demand for drugs. Some of the most commonly abused drugs are inhalants, steroids, heroin, cocaine, MDMA, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, tobacco or nicotine, marijuana, and alcohol. The use of inhalants such as gasoline computers’ air cans and other cleaning solutions creates the perception of getting high 2 . Users tend not to focus on the harmful and the deadly effects of using them. Steroids are considered human growth hormones. Most of the users of steroids are athletes and bodybuilders. However, excessive use breeds violence and depression. Despite being illegal, heroin is found in every part of the world. It is a highly addictive drug and withdrawal from its slavery is excruciating 3 . Cocaine is mainly found in countries in South America. Crack made from cocaine is highly abused in the United States. The rampant use of cocaine is a major 1 Bergman, M. (2018). The Business Structure of Illegal Drugs: Concentration-Fragmentation, Cartels, and Extreme Violence. Illegal Drugs, Drug Trafficking and Violence in Latin America , 43-59. 2 Bergman, M. (2018). The Business Structure of Illegal Drugs: Concentration-Fragmentation, Cartels, and Extreme Violence. Illegal Drugs, Drug Trafficking and Violence in Latin America , 43-59. 3
THE WAR ON DRUGS 3 challenge in the United Kingdom. Ecstasy drugs made from MDMA, mainly candy-colored pills, are often abused in parties, raves, and clubs. Its use leads to euphoric feeling. These drugs are abused worldwide as they are readily available. Their use, however, how little leads to permanent depression due to suppression of brain chemical called serotonin 4 . Methamphetamine is an epidemic drug and highly illegal in some states the U.S.A. It first appeared in the 1960s in the United States. It was included in the list of Schedules II under the Controlled Substance Action 1970. It is a stimulant commonly used to increase alertness, lowering appetites and increase energy. The first and second use of this drug is enough to turn the user into an addict. The uses of drugs lacking prescription like over the counter medications prompt individuals to turn for more powerful drugs 56 . Most of OTC drugs are highly addictive and have serious long-term effects. The major ingredients of OTC are Dextromethorphan and ephedrine. However, prescribed drugs are also abused almost daily worldwide. These include stimulants, depressants, and opiates. This is evidenced by the fact that the treatment of

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