The War on Drugs Argumentative Essay by kyleh4852

The War on Drugs
Examines how American law enforcers and society in general deal with the war on drugs.
# 58426 | 1,750 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper argues that America is losing in its war on drugs because the country is using the wrong strategies. It argues that taking steps such as spending less money and time in other countries, increasing research for prevention and treatment, and legalizing marijuana would make the war on drugs easier. The paper also looks at some of the positive results that have come out of the country's bid to win the war.

From the Paper:

"Another aspect that is held high by our government as proof of a successful war against drugs is that the majority of American workplaces require drug tests. Many employers enforce a zero tolerance policy; if any employee test "dirty", even once, that employee often loses his/her job. Some larger corporations will help their employees with their addictions by giving the employee the opportunity of entering a drug rehab program. Zero tolerance in the work place has long lasting effects on how many parents talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol use. Enforcing zero tolerance in the workplace shows that even recreational use of drugs can have earth-shattering consequences."

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