DrugAddiction- Destroy Your Life

Most governments have designed legislation to criminalise certain types of drug use. These drugs are often called "illegal drugs" but generally what is illegal is their unlicensed production, distribution, and possession. These drugs are also called "controlled substances". Even for simple possession, legal punishment can be quite severe (including the death penalty in some countries). Laws vary across countries, and even within them, and have fluctuated widely throughout history. Attempts by government-sponsored drug control policy to interdict drug supply and eliminate drug abuse have been largely unsuccessful. In spite of the huge efforts by the U.S., drug supply and purity has reached an all time high, with the vast majority of resources spent on interdiction and law enforcement instead of public health. In the United States, the number of nonviolent drug offenders in prison exceeds by 100,000 the total incarcerated population in the EU, despite the fact that the EU has 100 million more citizens. Despite drug legislation (and some might argue because of it), large, organized criminal drug cartels operate world-wide. Advocates of decriminalization argue that drug prohibition makes drug dealing a lucrative business, leading to much of the associated criminal activity.
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Whoever Writes Your Headlines Needs to Read What You Wrote

I'm not sure who writes your headlines, but s/he obviously didn't read the few paragraphs you wrote.

It seems to me, based on your other "blog entry" with link, you are someone who is playing a two-faced game.

I suggest you open up a web site that you have control of and begin the hard work of publishing your thoughts there. And please do your readers a favor, choose headlines that summarize your articles.

For the record, not all drugs are the same. But I'm going to guess you know this. Certainly the highly refined powder drugs are not advisable except for probably a few edge-case uses, like people in serious pain.

I bet that even folks who run drug rehab clinics don't tell their clients, "your lives are ruined" or that "your lives are destroyed" and that, in fact, they do their best to offer them hope.

So it's unclear where your angry sentiment is coming from. I guess you are mis-interpreting this web site to be one that's saying "do heroin," "do coke," "do meth," but I bet if you posed that question, everyone would answer otherwise.

When people lump all drugs together in one category, as though they were all the same, all I can think of is "racism" and the ignorant notion that all "blacks" are the same, or all "latinos" are the same, or all "Ugandans" are the same, or all "Swedes" are the same, or all "whites" are the same.

I would suggest to the people who run this site, they delete your other blog entry, re-write this headline to actually reflect what you wrote, delete my reply here, and perhaps ban your user ID.

Decriminalization or legalization?

I agree with the initial commenter, here. I would also like to add that you seem to know nothing of the use of the above words. In fact, you seem to have said something completely untrue in the last paragraph.

I think you are mistaken if you think there is world wide drug legalization. That is the sentiment your strange statement seems to expound on. The, real, argument is that prohibition is making the cartels rich. Decriminalization results in fines for possession of say, cannabis, yet it still requires that an illegal supply chain remain in place. That would mean that the cartels, would, in fact, become even richer. Thus, I am not an advocate of decriminalization. I would dare to say, most, on this site, understand the semantics. The only way to eliminate the black market is by taking the drugs out of the hands of the cartels. They have to be legal for that to happen. That is what the cops at LEAP say, anyway.

It would be like alcohol. Only available to those mature enough (as determined by age?? I like 18 , myself) to use it. Since it is easier on your body than alcohol, I would love to see this happen!

Your posts could be better written. I have no problem with you having an opinion, counter to the blog. I do not wish to suppress a person's right to free expression. I just wish you would present it in a reasonable manner. It looks almost like massive plagiarism, of compilations, from several "drug warrior" articles. In the end, it appears to not be a rationally written post.

Actually s/he wrote "legislation" not "legalization"

The headline really is in contradiction to what s/he wrote, the post is anti-prohibition, while the headline appears to be pro-prohibition.

I'm pro-choice on EVERYTHING!

OOPS!!

My bad! I'm dyslexic, at times! My post looks so stupid. I am so happy that YOU pointed it out to me. And, I read it correctly! Gee, thanks a lot! I am soooo embarrassed!

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