Drug Abuse can be called the great American scourge. Drugs are capable of taking over one’s mind and body. Drug abuse destroys families, friendships, relationships, and most importantly drugs ultimately destroy their user. Every year Americans spend $84 billion dollars (1) to fuel their war on drugs.
Money saying we won’t let drugs destroy our society. Drugs are capable of not only destroying American society; they are also capable of destroying Americans. Crack cocaine has been a major epidemic in the United States since the mid 1980’s. Crack cocaine is a smokeable form of the drug and it’s use has been a downfall of most major inner-cities in the US. Crack destroys it’s users will to do anything but smoke more crack.
Crack is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet, and its users will go to outlandish extremes to get the drug. Users of this drug will kill, rape, steal, and even prostitute themselves to get more crack. Such behavior has a grave, negative impact on society by spreading sexually transmitted diseases through prostitution and raising the crime rates through homicide and robbery. It is scary to think there are people lobbying in Philosophy .