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All nations are in war against drugs,
but how serious is that war on drugs?
The war is so costly and bloody. Many
nations had waged war against drugs
but no longer after that these nations
had retract and withdrew from it. The
USA’s, Columbian and Mexican
government’s war against its own
gangs have made it so costly for them,
for its economies, and for the human
loss on the battle grounds. After all did
the drug dealing stop or at least
delayed? The information from the
sites below maintained that the war on
drugs had lost the battle:
America is at war. We have been fighting drug
abuse for almost a century. Four Presidents have
personally waged war on drugs. Unfortunately, it is
a war that we are losing. Drug abusers continue to
fill our courts, hospitals, and prisons. The drug trade
causes violent crime that ravages our
neighborhoods. Children of drug abusers are
neglected, abused, and even abandoned. The only
beneficiaries of this war are organized crime
members and drug dealers.
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The drug war is costing their countries billions of
dollars annually and thousands of lives. And they
don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
Or, in the words of Colombian President Juan
Manuel Santos, one of the main advocates for
reform: "Sometimes we all feel that we have been
pedalling on a stationary bicycle. We look out to the
right and left, and we still see the same landscape."
In Britain, for all the talk of a “war on drugs,” no one
ever tried to wage one.
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But why is drug trafficking uncontrollable even with rich and powerful
countries like USA for instance? The answer could be laying in the society
itself, so that the problem is not only an issue regarding money, but also
an issue regarding social oppression, depression, despair, and
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WAR ON DRUGS AROUND THE WORLD
Nixon signed his war on drugs into law on 28 January 1972, “. Drug abuse, said
the president, was "public enemy number one". Now President Barack Obama's drug
tsar, Gil Kerlikowske, describes America's war on drugs as "unhelpful". Jimmy Carter
wrote in the New York Times that "excessive punishment" has "destroyed the lives
of millions of young people and their families"; drug policy, he said, should be
"more humane and more effective". Obama announces Mexico’s "co-responsibility" for
the dual catastrophe of violence south of the border and addiction north of it.
The UK has traditionally been a hard-line participant in the war on drugs, but in opposition
David Cameron said: "Drugs policy has been failing for decades." Professor David Nutt
says that "the obscenity of hunting down low-level cannabis users to protect them is
The Netherlands refuses to criminalise cannabis users, while Portugal became the first
European country, in 2001, to abolish criminal penalties for personal possession of all
drugs, sending addicts for counselling instead. Italy has decriminalised possession of less
than half a gram of most illegal substances. Prohibiting drugs remains strongly supported
by most law enforcement agencies in the US and UK.
ARE DRUGS AN ADDICTION OR ENJOYMENT?
It is always beginning with some kind of escape from facts, problems, feelings,
crisis, loss of sense of living, psychological refuge for dependency, fear from
upcoming things, and an escape from failure or failure of self-actualization. Starting
this way and for these reasons, and more other reasons, is the first step into the abyss
of addiction. No matter which kind of addiction is being referred to, it is important to
recognize that its cause is not simply a search for pleasure, and addiction has nothing
to do with one's morality or strength of character. Experts have debated whether
addiction is a "disease" or a true mental illness, whether drug dependence and
addiction mean the same thing, and many other aspects of addiction. Such debates are
not likely to be resolved soon. But the lack of resolution does not prevent effective
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HOW DRUGS AFFECT THE HUMAN BRAIN
Some psychologists scientifically explain the manipulation of drugs to human brain, so that the
way the brain functions will change to the degree that it becomes unavoidable for the brain to
go back to its natural state of functioning. The brain is made up of many parts that all work
together as a team. Different parts of the brain are responsible for coordinating and
performing specific functions. Drugs can alter important brain areas that are necessary for life-
sustaining functions and can drive the compulsive drug abuse that marks addiction. Brain
areas affected by drug abuse include the brain stem, the limbic system and the cerebral
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Despite the strong will of the patients to
stop taking drugs, it is out of the patient
hands to stop willingly. It needs the
medical and psychological intervention and
solid medicinal treatments. We have
learned that drugs were, are, and will be in
high demand because of the population
fast growth, and because of the
narrowness of life space at that growth.
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WHAT ARE THE MOTIVES OF DRUG
There are lots of different reasons people
choose to start selling drugs. To save money
on smoke or to make a lot of cash. But other
motives include the joy of providing their
friends with access to drugs, the knowledge
that they're helping to fight government
domination, the feeling of rebellion,
becoming more popular and bringing
excitement into your daily routine life. Other
motives include the learning of skills such as
becoming a good judge of character
(applying to the people they sell to), social
skills, mathematical skills, money
management, self control, firm decision
making (includes feeling powerful), moral
reasoning and risk taking. The biggest and
most important factor though of why they
become drug dealers would be the money.
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WHAT ARE THE MOTIVES OF GOVERNMENTS TO
WAGE WAR AGAINST DRUGS TRAFFICKING?
Drugs are real invasion to the nation, and it’s more dangerous than the
invasion of hundreds of thousands of enemy soldiers to that nation. It
kills education for most of the generations. Diminish the productivity of
the country, and as a result, the economy of the country will decline and
even collapse, depending on the rate of drugs takers and their position
and jobs. Healthy nation is founded on healthy individuals. So drugs will
cause big loss of health funding, medical treatments, and insurances, and
will destroy the skills of the country. The nation which is aiming to
become a strong nation will become instead under debts, unemployment
and infertile for productivity.
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MILITARY ISSUES CAUSED BY DRUGS
A very important issue of drugs is that of the military and intelligence
side of it. It can enter the military system of the nation, and even into its
intelligence system and spies, and that is the biggest problem for a nation
could be invaded this way.
The children abuse, rape, social chaos, armed robbery, and murder, abuse
of arms and weapons, black market firearms, and moral deterioration, are
of the main reasons also called for war against drugs.
There is corruption and bribery of governmental and military boards and
hierarchies, police officials and officers, academics, and politicians.
It has been classified as an epidemic by most of the medical boards of
scientist and specialists. HIV virus has been spread speedily with using
the drugs needles.
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IBRAHIM HADDADANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGNS 14
"If you drive on drugs, you're out of
Swap addresses the issue of driving while
affected by THC, the active component of
cannabis, and challenges the commonly
held perception that it is OK to drive after
using cannabis. This campaign clearly
illustrates the effects this drug has in
terms of the driver's slowed reaction
times, misleading perception of speed
and distance, as well as reduced ability to
concentrate and coordinate driving
WHAT ARE THE MOTIVES OF GOVERNMENTS
NOT TO WAGE WAR AGAINST DRUGS
The cost of war is so high; this is the reason why some governments become satisfied
with policies and laws only. The other reason is that the country may become so
sensitive and able to have civil war caused by such war against drug dealers. Not to
kill civilians and pregnant women. A lesson the world has learned from the Mexican
and Columbian wars against drugs.
GOVERNMENTS MOTIVES ON DRUG
GOVERNMENT’S PRESSURE ON LEGALIZING
The living costs and unemployment pressure are
pursuing governments to legalize marijuana and
make no wars on drugs but policies and laws.
Waging war will result of imprisoning a big
number of gang’s members and criminal, such a
costly operation and wastage of government
money. So some governments decide to frustrate
and defeat drugs dealing operations from its
sources and where it begins.
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STATISTICS ON DRUG USE IN AUSTRALIA
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Based on responses to the 2004 NDSHS, 38% of Australians aged 14 years and over had used any
illicit drug at least once in their lifetime, and 15% had used any illicit drug at least once in the last 12
Marijuana/cannabis was the most common illicit drug used, with one in three persons (34%) having
used it at least once in their lifetime and 11% of the population having used it in the previous 12 months.
Recent illicit drug use was most prevalent among persons aged between 18 and 29 years in 2004, with
almost one in three people (31%) in this age bracket having used at least one illicit drug in the last 12
The proportion of the population who had used any illicit drug in the last 12 months fluctuated between
1991 and 2004, reaching the same level in 2004 as the prevalence in 1991 (15%). While the proportion
of people who had recently used marijuana/cannabis in 2004 (11%) was the lowest over this 13-year
period, the proportion using ecstasy (3%) was the highest for that substance in the same period.
Methamphetamine use was relatively uncommon in Australia in 2004: around 3% aged 14 years and
over had used it in the last 12 months and 9% in their lifetime. Powder was the most common form of
methamphetamine used (74%). The majority of users reported taking the drug in their own home or at a
friend's house (66%).
Wars on drugs are a war against intangible enemy. No one will know how
hidden the drug dealers, manufacturers, and street traffickers are. They
will never give up, and if they do, another and another generations will
give it a go again and again. With the internet and digital communication,
drug dealers will have more opportunity to code and decode their suspect
communication for the facility of importing and exporting drugs. Drugs
came into every country in the world in thousands of undercover forms.
So the war is nothing but whether a failure or a big lie.
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Wars in any country are spilling into the neighbouring countries.
For instance the war in Mexico spilled the drug dealing into USA.
For a temporary time this operation will strike back after a while to
Mexico again, but with a wider area and problem this time. War
against drugs is a loss, failure, waste of time and money, and losses
in civilian lives.
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