The Prevalence of Drug Abuse in Mood Disorders

 Mood Disorders and the Prevalence of Drug Abuse Adriane L. Walsh Tarleton State University Abstract While drugs have the potential to make a positive impact, they pose a real danger when they fall into the wrong hands.  Today there are drugs to address a plethora of conditions, both physical and psychological.  Some of these … Read more

Awareness of Methamphetamine Use Among Teen Native Americans: A Family & Community Issue

 Drug abuse among the youths has become an increasing menace to the American society. This trend has greatly been exhibited by the indigenous teens: youths of an ethnic group that formulate the original inhabitants of the land (Brown, 2010). The minors indulge in such drugs as methamphetamine to a point of addiction, a state … Read more

Legally Banishing Marijuana Prohibition: Social Costs and Beneficial Uses Explained

Marijuana is a very noticeable and controversial issue in society today. Although many false claims have been made about cannabis in recent history, the truths are slowly starting to resurface. Unfortunately, these truths are under heavy criticism due to the stereotypical view of what people see as the typical “pot smoker.” This perception of a … Read more

Legalize Marijuana: Debate Hits Political, Economic, Medical & Societal Perspectives

 Arguments for the Legalization of Marijuana The debate for the legalization of marijuana hits all aspects from political and economic to societal and medical perspectives. Marijuana has been used for centuries but it’s been riding a political roller coaster with each passing presidential administration and medical advancement  since the start of the 20th century. … Read more

Legalization of Marijuana: Pros & Cons of Endorsing Mary Jane for Medical & Recreational Use Unavailable

​​​Legalization of marijuana Marijuana is the slang term for portions of the Cannabis plant. It is one of the oldest psychoactive substances used by man. Marijuana also can be called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and a vast number of other slang terms. Mary Jane is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried … Read more

Drug Trafficking in Colorado: Solutions to Reduce Narcotics Trafficking in CO

Drug Trafficking in Colorado Drugs are a big problem for many states across the United States.  Colorado is no exception to this ongoing problem that cannot be alleviated.  Colorado is having issues surrounding the trafficking of heroin and opioids into the State. In Colorado, more people have died from overdosing than homicide which is a … Read more

Legalize Drugs? Pros, Cons & Current Debate

 Introduction In the modern world, the worldwide web is one of the by-products of the advancements in technology which has enhanced various fields such as research. In this essay, this technological aspect is imperative since it enhances the critical analysis of two web pages in regards to the legalization of drugs. These web pages … Read more

Medical Marijuana’s Therapeutic Benefits: Exploring Pain, Mental Health and More

 Cannabis at the Corner of Happy and Healthy? Cannabis began to be recognized for its medicinal purposes in Western medicine in the mid-19th century with the help of French psychiatrist Jacques-Joseph Moreauand’s book where he describes the short-term effects of cannabis and examines its therapeutic use (Zuardi). Although it has been over a century … Read more

Investigating the Effects of Heroin Abuse on Telomerase Activity and MRI Brain Structures

 The research question raised is does the abuse of opioid prescription drugs lead to dependency of acquiring heroin which creates the opportunity to commit crimes? This question is important to the study because the main focus of the study is to figure out how some people start out abusing heroin and what effects it … Read more

Drugs, Guns, and Alcohol: A History of Debates and Reforms in U.S. Federal Policy

 On November 6 two-thousand and twelve, two states–Washington and Colorado–passed voter referendums decriminalizing recreational marijuana use in the face of federal policy that dictates otherwise. And on December 14, a young man walked into a Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 innocent people with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. To the naked eye, these … Read more

Neuroscience Research Explores Effects of Marijuana on Brain Structure & Function

 Neuroscience research aims to understand neural structure and function, and how this relates to behavior, and normal physiological processes. The discipline is growing rapidly, with scientists publishing more articles. The improvement in technology and current trends in society generate various research topics and new techniques to compensate with society. Following steady decline, the prevalence … Read more

Marijuana for Medical Purposes: Benefits, Research, Dispelling Myths & Treating Cancer, AIDS, and More

 Marijuana is a very prominent and controversial issue in society today. Although many slanderous claims have been made about cannabis in recent history, the truths are slowly starting to resurface. Marijuana has been proving to help a numerous of disorders such as: multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and seizures. It has also … Read more

Benefits of Medical Marijuana Usage

 Today is a world like no other regarding how much things like technology, fashion, and even medicine have advanced. When my parents were growing up in the late 1960’s and early 70’s, aspirin was the number one over-the-counter painkiller for headaches, fevers, and regular aches and pains. Fast-forward to today, we have Advil, Tylenol, … Read more

Legalize Medical Cannabis: Pros/Cons

 Marijuana comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Cannabis Sativa plant not only produces Marijuana but also produces hemp, which is a cash crop that can produce several textile materials. Marijuana commonly referred to cannabis used as a doctor-recommended form of herbal remedy. According to historical evidences Marijuana medicinal use dates back to 2737BCE. Cannabis … Read more

Explore the Legality of Cannabis: Pros, Cons, and Its Complex History in the US

 The Legality of Cannabis The controversial discussion over whether or not marijuana should be legalized seems to always be trending. With a history of defamatory attention on the subject, the truth about marijuana is gradually coming to the surface. Consequently, the veracity is under ladened criticism due to stereotypes created by media. This harsh … Read more

Legality of Marijuana: Pros, Cons, and Impacts on Society

 The Movement to Legalize Marijuana The debate to legalize Marijuana has been a prominent issue that consistently debated and discussed in the entire world. Before Marijuana become legal, it has been illegally used in the world. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Marijuana- also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, … Read more

Examine the Devastating Impact of the War on Drugs: A Review of Amal Mir’s The House I Live In

The House I Live In Movie Review #1 The house I live in: This documentary follows the War on Drugs and the devastating impact that this political agenda has had over millions of Americans. This documentary specifically follows the lives of individuals directly affected by the War on Drugs and agents of law enforcement who … Read more

Legalizing Marijuana: Pros & Cons of Federal Law

 In today’s society, the case for marijuana legalization is a topic of contention among many. Society is demanding change in the federal laws that govern marijuana and the criminal penalties associated with the substance. Lawmakers are beginning to participate in the morally debated topic and take a stance, particularly around the election season. As … Read more

Global narcotics and austerity

Introduction This report will be exploring global narcotics through the macro global theme of Austerity and its substantial role in problematic substance misuse within society. The author will be defining the running global theme of austerity looking comprehensively into the subject and its role within our civilisation to date. This theme will be discussed methodically … Read more

Hospitality and Medical Marijuana

Currently there are 28 states and Washington DC that have legal medical marijuana available. This is more than half of the United States. Even with the majority, employment law and the hospitality industry do not have much guidelines to help pave the way in legal terms. With marijuana, illegal federally and legal at the state … Read more

Do some illicit drugs have medical benefits?

INTRODUCTION For generations, we have been taught that illicit drugs are bad for you. Almost every physician will recommend avoiding use of illicit drugs because it can lead to long term health problems, drug abuse, and drug addiction. Illicit drug use can ruin a life in such a short amount of time. Although illicit drugs … Read more

Pharma’s monopolization of the drug industry narrows consumer choices of drugs

Are we overcompensating our medications? A study of 660 adults with lifelong diseases discovered that patients could not afford medications due to the price of prescription drugs increasing faster than the inflation rate for medical services (Sagal, 2006). Interestingly, Malaysia’s healthcare system is globally recognised as the best in the world even though the pharmaceutical … Read more

Price and risk model – illicit drug market

This essay will critically evaluate how increased risk and increase price of the illicit drug and whether the price increases is harmful to consumers. Increased risk in this contest can be defined, as policies adopted by the authority to curtail the flow, cultivation and distribution of illicit drug or crops from which these drugs are … Read more

The Dangers of Marijuana

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world today. Used for fun and getting away from problems in life, it is getting more and more popular among today’s millennials. What most people do not know is that for every action comes an equal or opposite reaction. Much too often people view … Read more

To what extent was Ronald Regan’s War on Drugs a policy failure but a political success from 1981-90?

Section A – Identification and Evaluation of Sources The purpose of this investigation is to answer the research question, “To what extent was Ronald Regan’s war on drugs a policy failure but a political success from 1981-90?” Two primary sources were used as the premises for analysis and evaluation. Source A: My Primary source for … Read more

Performance enhancing drugs in sport

Introduction: Performance enhancing drugs in sport play a big role in today’s society. Many different athletes who compete in a wide range of different sports insist on taking the drugs to improve their performance at events such as the olympics or other top competitions around the world. Although different PED’S have been banned in different … Read more

Impact of globalisation on illicit drugs

In recent years there has been a drastic decline in the price of well known hard drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. There is one key factor in this price change. This factor being globalisation. What is globalisation? Globalisation is “the widening, intensifying, speeding up and growing impact of worldwide interconnectedness” (Held , 2013). We … Read more

How do people become addicted to drugs?

People experiment with drugs for many different reasons. Many first try drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time, because friends are doing it, or in an effort to improve athletic performance or ease another problem, such as stress, anxiety, or depression. Use doesn’t automatically lead to abuse, and there is no specific level … Read more

History Of Narcotics

Narcotics have been used widely in therapeutics in ancient cultures like Egyptian , Chinese and Asian people. Being oblivious of the side effects and addictive characteristics of these narcotics (Opioid/Opium), they widely used it for various problems like for pain killing, to relieve pain during child birth and etc. Opium, which is a derivative of … Read more

War on drugs – history and today’s war (Heroin and Opioid)

Drugs have always been an issue in the United States, the battle against drugs truly began in 1971 when the Nixon Administration coined the term “War on Drugs.” This War on Drugs was the campaign for the prohibition on illegal drug and fought to reduce the illegal drug trade using military aid and intervention. This … Read more

Drug legalization

Please imagine, if you were a mother, and your son used drugs under the drug legalization, how would you feel? In this situation, would you support drug legalization? In the real world, in America, over the past two decades the public attitude has changed: possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in sixteen states, … Read more

Narcotics : History, Types, Mode Of Action, Risk And Treatment Advice For Abuse

Narcotics : History, Types, Mode Of Action, Risk And Treatment Advice For Abuse Introduction Whether they are pharmaceutically produced/made in home laboratories, Narcotics are the Drugs produced from a base of the Opium. Often called “Opiate Drugs” in order to differentiate them from  other classes of Drugs, they are the same things. Opiate Drugs are … Read more

Drug Smugglers / Drug Smuggling book review

Review of Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling – Scott H. Decker and Margaret Townsend Chapman Drug use and its business are significant issues in the country yet knowledge about smugglers are limited. In this book, Scott Decker and Margaret Chapman examined the smuggling of cocaine and Marijuana in the United States (Decker & Chapman, 2008). The book is a reflection of … Read more

Singapore drug law

Singapore is notorious for having the harshest, yet most effective drug law in the world. Because of this, it has become one of the biggest controversial ethics debate in drug law today.  Singapore started as a colony of the British until its succession, when they started rapidly developing technologically. Poor conditions made opium use problematic … Read more

The Black Market

The definition of the Black Market & it’s origin: As stated in Amy Fontinelle article, Black Market “is a forum whereby goods or services are exchanged illegally.” In the US English of Oxford dictionary it means “An illegal traffic or trade in officially controlled or scarce commodities”. Another definition in Oxford reference Black Market Refers … Read more

Drug Addiction: A Brain Disorder, Not a Crime

Addiction kills thousands of Americans every year and affects millions of lives. Substance use disorder (SUD), or addiction, is a chronic mental health disorder. Substance use disorder affects 20% of Americans with depression or anxiety disorder. Drug overdoses have tripled in the past ten years and have not stopped increasing. Addictions destroy relationships, like marriages … Read more

How are drugs related to crime?

Introduction Drugs are related to crime in various ways. Most obviously, it is a federal crime in most states to consume, possess, make, or distribute drugs that are considered to have the potential to be abused. Meth, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and some stimulants are all examples of drugs classified to have abuse potential. Drugs are … Read more

Biological and non-biological basis of drug addiction

Drug addiction exhibits as a “compulsive drive to take a drug despite adverse consequences” (Volkow, N.D. & Li, T.K., 2004). It describes people who are habitual drug users, however, not all habitual drug users are addicted to drugs. Drug addicts are users who, despite the damaging effects on their health and their social life, continue … Read more

Legalization of Marijuana

Over the past few years in the United States, the legalization of Marijuana has been a hot topic in the conversations of many. The legalization of marijuana has been a controversial trend as well getting the congress involved along with several states’ governments. The big question starts to become: is legalizing marijuana the right thing … Read more

Should medical cannabis be legalised in Australia?

There are copious amounts of evidence to suggest that medical cannabis is a reliable resource both socially and medically. This has proven that medical cannabis should be legalised in Australia. Generally speaking, medicinal cannabis is cannabis prescribed to relieve the pain and other symptoms of medical conditions, such as epilepsy. It is important to make … Read more

Harmful consequences of drug abuse and addiction

Addictions are caused by many unfortunate factors resulting in becoming an uncontrollable disease. Following scientific research, addiction is known to be a disease that affects both the brain and  behavior. Many of the biological and environmental factors were identified and the search for genetic variation that contributes to the development and progression of the disease … Read more

Effects of drugs on the brain and behaviour

Addictions are caused by many unfortunate factors resulting in becoming an uncontrollable disease. Scientists are investigating the effects of drugs on the brain and behavior. They use this information to develop programs to prevent drug abuse and to help people recover from addiction. Further studies are helping to put these ideas into practice in the … Read more

Illicit drug market cultivation to consumption & how police have dealt with each stage

Introduction Opium is an addictive narcotic drug taken from the opium poppy in a dried latex form. The yellow/brown latex is bitter in taste and contains varying amounts of alkaloids such as Morphine, Codeine, Thebaine and papaverine. Heroin is made from the Morphine alkaloid found in opium.(Anderson 2014). Coca Bush is a plant. It is … Read more

The Effects of Chronic Marijuana Usage on Neurocognition and Cognitive Abilities in Adolescents

Abstract This study seeks to observe the effects of chronic marijuana usage on the neurocognition of adolescents and the extent to which such effects, if any, influence their cognitive abilities. This longitudinal study will analyze various factors, such as: age at onset of usage; frequency of usage, duration of usage; and gender; and whether these … Read more

The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes

 Bеxultаn Bаizhаn ENG-112-B1 Rеsеаrch Essау Kаrеn Fоrrеstеr 12/9/2016     Abstrаct Mаrijuаnа is а vеrу cоntrоvеrsiаl аnd оbtrusivе issuе in оur sоciеtу tоdау. Althоugh mаnу hаvе mаdе mаliciоus rеmаrks аbоut it in thе pаst, аnd еvеn still in thе prеsеnt, thе truth аnd bеnеficiаl fаcts оf mаrijuаnа аrе finаllу rеsurfаcing. Unfоrtunаtеlу, оur sоciеtу hаs bеcоmе … Read more

Should the Federal Government Legalize Marijuana?

 Kamil Juszczyk Ms. Amie Reilly ENG 101 1/20/2018 Should the Federal government legalize the use of marijuana? One of the most controversial topics in American society is the legalization of marijuana. Recently, several states have taken steps to legalize the cannabinoid for recreational use. While there are consequences to any drug use, marijuana has … Read more

Regulating Recreational Cannabis in Canada: An Efficiency Perspective

 Regulating Recreational Cannabis in Canada: An Efficiency Perspective Samantha Black Student Number: S3850625 Economics of Regulation Professor Woerdman October 28, 2018 Word Count: 3445   When the Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. This regulatory shift, from prohibition to legalization, is rooted in the belief … Read more

What is a Drug?

A drug is a chemical compound that affects an organism’s function. The chemicals are absorbed into the cell and change its function and the way it works. Some drugs have a specific cell type or structure that it affects. Anticancer Drugs o What is an anticancer drug? An anticancer drug, also known as chemotherapy, are … Read more

Research on medical marijuana

Rhetorical blended scholar essay 19 March 2018 Medical Marijuana (THC and CBD) In Modern Medical Facilities It is generally common knowledge that as technologies advance so does scientific studies. Allowing for medical breakthroughs to advance proclaiming cures and treatments for patients with aliments. It is often said that naturalistic health views and treatments have no … Read more

Should the use of medical cannabis be legalised in South Australia?

The legalisation of marijuana is one of the most discussed and controversial topics in Australia. Throughout the years, each individual developed their own opinion towards the matter, developing a strong debate caused by the contrasting views as to why it should be legalised or not. Many say that it has numerous medical benefits, therefore it … Read more

Counterfeit drugs in community pharmacies

Abstract This study seeks to determine the prevalence of counterfeit drugs in community pharmacies, patent medicine vendor drug distribution outlets and drug consumers in Cross River State. A cross- sectional descriptive study design will be applied in this research and data will be collected from important drugs randomly selected from community pharmacies and patent medicine … Read more

Cannabis use and factors affecting susceptibility

Cannabis use is common amongst individuals who are Ultra High Risk (UHR) and those who have already developed psychosis. It has also been reported that 15% of cannabis users, that do not fit into these two categories, experience acute psychotic symptoms.[1] Therefore, the question still remains whether or not cannabis use is a factor for … Read more

Should marijuana be legal?

I believe that one of the main reasons marijuana should be legal is because of the way it was criminalized in the first place. In the years before the depression there was a significant growth of Mexican-Americans in the Western part of the United States as a result of the revolution in Mexico in 1910. … Read more

Marijuana: Drug or Medicine?

Marijuana is one of the most controversial plants currently in society today. It was labeled as being an illegal drug, but over time more and more research shows that marijuana may not be as bad as people think. Studies show that marijuana can help with symptoms from certain diseases that include: Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Eating Disorders, … Read more

Using Drugs – What Are The Symptoms Of Your Drug Addiction?

People experiment with drugs for most various factors. Several first attempt drugs out of curiosity, to have fun, simply because mates are doing it or in order to improve athletic performance or relieve additional problems, like stress, anxiety or depression. Use doesn’t instantly result in abuse and there is absolutely no certain level at which … Read more

Should Marijuana be legalised?

Marijuana should not be legalized in any country because it can affect our health. Consume marijuana either excessively or rarely can cause harmful in users’ body physically and mentally. Cannabis is not only changing behaviour of a person but also their personality. In terms of mental problem, using marijuana can increase the risk on brain … Read more

Legalization of Marijuana

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic for last couple of years. Lately it seems that drug policy and the war on drugs has a been in the news quite a lot. Lot of people believe that marijuana should be legalize and some people against legalize marijuana believe marijuana should remain illegal . It is … Read more


Marijuana is one of the most controversial substances today. Classified by the federal government as an illegal drug yet legalized in two states, the data on its addictiveness, effects, and potency seems conflicting. However, recent research is clarifying marijuana’s properties. This research demonstrates that marijuana is not as destructive as the government claims. It has … Read more

The ‘Legal Highs’ Phenomenon – What are These Drugs'?

Legal highs’ are any psychoactive substances, compounds, plants, or fungi that are chemically related to classified controlled drugs of abuse, such as amphetamine, which mimic similar psychoactive effects to control drugs (Gibbons & Zloh, 2010). Currently, ‘legal highs’ referred to as New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) are either illegal to manufacture, supply and possess under the … Read more

Writing essays about drugs

The debate on whether drugs should be legalised is a popular essay topic because it is a complex and controversial issue with strong arguments on both sides. It is a topic that has been discussed for many years and has implications for a variety of topics such as health, economics, law and morality. As such, it provides an interesting and engaging topic for students to discuss, explore and debate. In addition, it can be used to explore a variety of issues, from the effects of drug use on society to whether addiction is a medical condition or a moral issue.

This is an issue that affects all parts of society and is one of the most controversial topics in today’s world. On one side of the argument, some people believe that legalising drugs would reduce crime and improve public health, while on the other side, there are those who are strongly against it, arguing that legalising drugs would lead to increased drug use and increased health risks.

When writing an argumentative essay about the pros and cons of legalising drugs, it is important to consider both sides of the argument before making a conclusion. The essay should also discuss the economic, legal, and social implications of legalising drugs.

The economic implications of legalising drugs are both positive and negative. On the positive side, legalising drugs would reduce the amount of money spent on law enforcement and incarceration for drug-related offenses. This could result in an increase in tax revenue, as well as a decrease in public spending. On the negative side, legalising drugs could also lead to an increase in drug use and addiction, resulting in increased healthcare costs and an increased burden on society.

When it comes to the legal implications of legalising drugs, there are both pros and cons. On the positive side, legalising drugs would reduce the amount of criminal activity associated with drugs, as well as reduce the number of people being incarcerated for drug-related offenses. Additionally, it would allow people to legally access drugs, which could help reduce the number of people using and selling drugs on the black market. On the negative side, legalising drugs could also lead to an increase in drug use and addiction, resulting in more people being incarcerated for drug-related offenses.

The social implications of legalising drugs are also both positive and negative. On the positive side, legalising drugs could help reduce the stigma associated with drug use and addiction, making it easier for people to seek help when needed. Additionally, it could reduce the number of people who are incarcerated for drug-related offenses, which could help reduce overcrowding in prisons. On the negative side, legalising drugs could also lead to an increase in drug use and addiction, resulting in an increased burden on society.

When writing an argumentative essay about the pros and cons of legalising drugs, it is important to consider all of the above points and discuss how each of them could affect society. Additionally, it is important to consider the ethical implications of legalising drugs, such as the potential for increased drug use and addiction and the effect it would have on public health.

Example drugs essay titles:

  1. The Hidden Cost of Illegal Drugs
  2. The Impact of Illegal Drugs on Society
  3. The Rise of the Drug Trade and Its Consequences
  4. The War on Drugs: Is It Working?
  5. Exploring the Causes and Effects of Illegal Drug Use
  6. Understanding the Human Cost of the Drug Trade
  7. Examining the Illegal Drug Market in America
  8. The Dark Side of Drug Trafficking
  9. The Social and Economic Impact of Drug Abuse
  10. The Scourge of Illegal Drugs in Our Society