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Unformatted text preview: . A mentally ill person is not thrown into jail , but is treated for his or her illness, as it should be with a drug addict. The positive aspects of this approach are numerous. Most drug addicts are or start when they are teenagers. With rehabilitation, one mistake commonly made by young people can be fixed, without it becoming a long-term problem. It also has a domino effect : if one kid goes, his or her peers stop taking or dealing drugs for fear of being sent to rehabilitation. More teenagers would stay in school and possibly continue with college. More treatment centers are a necessity. There would be more jobs to fill with the opening or expansion of these new treatment centers. With an increase in educational achievement and people in the workforce, there would be an overall decrease in the amount of drugs in the country. People won't feel the need to deal drugs to make money, or to do them at all. The demand will go down, and eventually so will the supply...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course ENGL 0301 taught by Professor Ganon during the Fall '11 term at North Texas.
- Fall '11