The drug menace has indiscriminately hit many countries for a long time. In fact, it would be said to be the longest war with countries like the US having fought drug abuse for more than forty years. Surprising enough, instead of the number of drug abuse victims reducing, drugs, and drug abuse has been on the rise making the idea of having a drug free society laughable. This essay focuses on the impacts of the war on drugs.
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Despite the numerous efforts to fight drug abuse, the war is still far from over. It is human nature to try to doing anything that one is being prohibited from doing. As such, effort to stop drug abuse makes people want to take more drugs. In the US, it is believed that the poor are the most affected parties by the drug menace. Statistics revealed that the African American people are most affected (Porter, 2012).
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