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Argumentative Essay: Drug Abuse

I believe that recreational drugs are a bad thing for the fact that they limit human will and creativity. They cause a person to become being “okay” with being bored, and I think that is a bad thing.

Drugs have helped create a lot of good music

There are many songs that have been created because the creator was using drugs at the time. If it were not for those drugs then we would not have those songs.

There are better ways

The people who wrote those songs had the creative talent to write them. The songs were in their head. The song ideas or tunes were not put there by the drugs. These are creative people, and these songs were going to come out one way or the other.

Drugs let people have a good time

They put people in an altered state of mind that is impossible to achieve without drugs. It allows people to have fun and do something different.

Why not just do it once?

If you truly believed that taking drugs is fun because it allows you to do something different then why not only do it once? You may decide to climb Everest for fun, so does that mean you have to do it every weekend? Plus, there are literally billions of fun things to do on this planet, and we only get around 35 years of adult independence to do them. With so many billions of options, you should not be fighting for one that damages your health so severely.

Drugs are not harmful

Every report about drugs such as weed claims that the drug has no lasting effects on a person and that it is not addictive. Things such as that should be legal because they are not harmful.

For every report claiming it is harmless there are reports saying it is damaging

The empirical evidence alone is enough to prove it is harmful. Would you trust a long-term weed user to guard a maximum security prison, take your kids to a theme park or fly you home? Why wouldn’t you if you truly believed it has no effect? And, weed is addictive! Weed causes a pleasurable state, and anything that causes a pleasurable state may become addicted. There are people who spend a third of their annual income on weed, and they are doing it because they need to. They need to because they are addicted.

Make recreational drugs legal and there will be no more crime

Most of the people in prison are there for drug related offenses. Even the people who are convicted of assault and robbery are there because it somehow leads back to drugs. Make drugs legal and all of this crime goes away.

Fighting fire with fire won’t help

The logic of the legalization argument is terrible. If there are too many obese people then you cannot lower the amount by claiming obese people must now have 90% body fat rather than 20% body fat. Legalize drugs and the smuggling and selling crimes are replaced by people-under-the-influence crimes and the effect would bring any country to its knees.


Recreational drugs are fought for by a lot of people and yet they are so meaningless. Life is so short and yet people want to induce a state where they do not know they are alive. There are billions of things to do and experience in this life, so why spend your time out of life when you could be living it?

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Lona graduated from Los Angeles City College. While being a lecturer in several high school institutions Lona founded an online educational project Tutorsclass.Read more
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Davis, CA
I studied education and currently work as a tutor for school-age children. I've worked as a volunteer in many different international social projects and as a camp counselor every summer.Read more

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