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Drug addiction is a disease of the mind that has very little to do with the drug itself, 80% of drug users are not categorized as problematic users.There is a whole litany of realities that your perspective doesnt support, the "war on Drugs" was a slogan without any real policy and the stereotyping and criminalization of drug crimes is one of the biggest failures in our countries history.
Your also comparing rats to human beings, where for biological purposes it would make sense but for behavioral purposes, especially addictions, its not that accurate.
please, enlighten me on the "litany of realities" my perspective doesnt support. the U.S. practically has the highest drug-related death rate in the world. You think that it wouldnt change if we legalized the harmful ones?
you say "80% of drug users are not problematic"...
do you think every single hardcore drug user just called your resource "hey, im a problematic user, can you add me to that study?". You cant know how serious or problematic every single user is or how many there are.
this I can generally agree with. Im just taking the stance that legalizing harmful, highly addictive drugs will not have a positive effect in any way.the "war on Drugs" was a slogan without any real policy and the stereotyping and criminalization of drug crimes is one of the biggest failures in our countries history
Last edited by MagicHero3; 01-28-2013 at 03:57 PM.
The remaining part of your post actually supports the fact that it would take ALOT more than just "spending a tiny fraction of healthcare resources" to change the health of this country. We would need to have big corps and fast food restaurants alter their ingredients, jobs to encourage walking around and not sitting all day, Insurance companies will have to adjust their requirements for premiums, larger subsidies on healthy foods as opposed to corn and the other BS things the govt funds, etc... To change the lifestyle/food culture of this country would take years and cost plenty. Everyone in the U.S. thinks theres always a shortcut, a "quick fix", like "spending a tiny fraction of our healthcare resources", but the reality is that it would take immense time and resources to change something like that.
To the original point, the life expectancies of those countries isnt bc of their healthcare systems, its bc their diets. Saying that the healthcare system would make our country healthier is innaccurate as it would take ALOT more than that.