Has America gone insane over drug abuse? To many people, drug abuse is considered the usage of illegal narcotics! Yet drugs use is all over America! People do not care if it is illegal or not. In the essay, "Drugs by Gore Vidal, talks about how drug use can cause problems for different people. Vidal feels as though people have the right to live their own lives and have the right to kill them self, if they choose to. His idea to stop drug addiction is simple, just sell it at cost and have a label explaining what risks can come from taking the different types of drugs. That way people know what they are getting themselves into. Like a pack of cigarettes, the surgeon general warns you about smoking and how it can cause lung cancer! Even alcohol has a warning label explaining its effects. What makes it any different from any other drugs? Cigarettes and alcohol can both be addictive but they are not illegal!
Vidal explains that even alcohol was prohibited because it caused many deaths. No one in Washington recalls anything but alcohol was banned at one point due to the Demon Rum, which killed thousa