By Catlin Rettke
April 28, 2006
I like to think I'm pretty well versed in addiction and it's
effects on the brain and the body. It is true that nobody choose
to become an addict, but it is equally as true that every addict
had a chance to quit, and a chance to say no, and I'm pretty
sure most addicts knew addiction was a possible result of their
escalating drug use.
What separates a "responsible drug user" from and "irresponsible
drug user" are the same things that separate a light sleeper
from an insomniac, and a nervous person from someone with panic
If your drug use starts interfering with the rest of your life
in a notable way, you are being irresponsible.
I believe that every person on earth is capable of being a responsible
drug user, but I also believe that the vast majority simply would
not use drugs responsibly.
But still, Im not here to say drugs are a great and amazing thing,
or that anyone should use them, or even that their dangers are
exaggerated. Im simply trying to say that it seems wrong to make
it illegal to do them. It seems unamerican and the laws are like
giving a patient a band-aid for a concussion. It just hurts to
take off later.
By the way, that's a reference to prohibition.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: 19 year old male Alaskan.
By Kayleigh Martin - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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