What causes drug addiction? What are the effects of drug addiction? Do you think legalizing drugs would decrease or increase drug addiction? Do you agree with Gore Vidal that legalizing drugs would reduce or eliminate drug addiction?
Write a 3-4 page essay (double spaced, 12 point font) discussing the causes and effects of drug addiction and conclude with your opinion as to whether drug addiction would be increased or decreased by legalizing drugs.
You can argue from a common sense and common knowledge understanding of drug addiction and use Gore Vidal’s essay on drugs in Sparksfor further information, agreeing or disagreeing with his opinion(s). You may find further reading on the subject here: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/debate/myths/myths2.htm.
Start your essay with a clear thesis statement in your introductory paragraph (answer the questions above, i.e., Drug addiction is a life-destroying condition caused by a genetic predisposition to addiction, and legalizing drugs would not reduce drug addiction), and consider the following structure for your body paragraphs:
Paragraph one: define drug addiction and discuss its causes.