Drugs and Drug Abuse in the Us

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Drugs and Drug Abuse in the US For some of the commonly used drugs like Cocaine and Heroin, the government is doing what they can to keep it under control and help those affected by it. In the case of Marijuana however, they are not seeing the big picture. Tobacco is such big revenue for the US and because of that the government refuses to make tobacco illegal, but Marijuana is basically the same as tobacco, just without the addictiveness and cancer, and could become huge revenue for this country. Not only helping those people that are in jail, but also helping families everywhere. More jobs would be available and the economy itself would just rise and people moral would dramatically change. I am not entirely sure what to do about Prescription drugs, but I know that something needs to change. We need to stop focusing so much on marijuana and tobacco and focus more on the medical drugs that are just given out on a daily basis. ANNUAL AMERICAN DEATHS CAUSED BY DRUGS
TOBACCO ........................ 400,000
ALCOHOL ........................ 100,000
ALL LEGAL DRUGS .............20,000
ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS ..........15,000
CAFFEINE .........................2,000
ASPIRIN ...........................500
MARIJUANA ......................0 Everyone hears about some new celebrity that died from and overdose, but what it more personal to me is the fact that my older brother died from overdosing on prescription drugs. It really affects me because the whole situation could have been avoided. Celebrities are the same way. They get prescriptions for depression and exhaustion, but they don’t need them. They just need to take care of their bodies. Maybe choose to not act in two movies at once. People make their own decisions but those decisions can be helped to the right path with the right information. The US government needs to take a step back and really look at…...

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