The level of drug abuse in the US has increased a lot hence leading to the creation of whether some drugs should be legalized in the country or not. The common notion of drug abuse is that it leads to negative impacts in the body and thinking of the person involved. As a result, it can be argued out that drug abuse is harmful to human beings and should be avoided at all cost despite the fact some people still think that drug abuse is harmless.
One of the main reasons as to why drug abuse should be dealt with accordingly is that it results to the destruction of the brain cells of the user. As a result, this could lead to serious medical disorders and cancer which impair the daily thinking of that individual. In turn, they end up wasted to a point whereby they can operate without the use of such drugs hence resulting to a confinement in rehabilitation centers or hospitals for the mentally ill. Research shows that the most affected population is the youth and this leads into wastage of their most important age in their lives which could have been used in career development.
In addition, drug abuse is harmful because it promotes the spreading of harmful diseases through drugs that have to be injected directly in the body. In most cases, the abusers find themselves in a situation of sharing the same injection to get the drugs in their body. Among the disease transmitted could be HIV/AID and this leads to a permanent change in an individual’s life.
Drug abuse is harmful because to the entire society because it reduces the number of individuals who could have played important roles in building of the society. As well, most of the drug abusers turn into criminals in an attempt to look for money that they would use to buy the drugs. This threatens the society because such criminal activities involve murder and sometimes rape. Hence drug abuse is harmful.
On the other hand, it can be argued out that drug abuse is not harmful because and people use them in order to feel good and have fun. As a result of this argument, some people are advocating for the legalization of particular drugs such as weed claiming that such drugs will result to a reduction in the levels of criminal activities. Most people go to jail after being convicted for the possession of illegal drugs. This means that their lives end up being wasted in jail instead of doing constructive things that will lead to the creation of a bright future. Therefore, drug abuse is not harmful and given the permission, people would realize the need to take limited amounts of the drugs.
Concisely, the harmful effects of drug abuse out do the harmless effects. Therefore, it becomes the obligation of the society to come up with ways that aid in the reduction in the levels of drug abuse in order to help in the process of saving the youth since they will be tomorrow’s leaders. Among such ways is the development of rehabilitation centers to aid in cancelling drug abusers and talk them out of drug abuse. As well, the development of youth projects would keep them busy hence reducing their chances of abusing drugs. Hence, drug abuse causes more harm than good.