Herman D. Hopkins
Eng. 121 Composition 1
September 5, 2012
Running Ahead: Alcohol vs. Drugs
Alcohol vs. Drugs
This essay is about the use of alcohol and/or drugs that can be harmful and deadly to an individual. Alcohol can be used for different reasons, like for a special occasion or you can be on a casual date, but it can also be used for depression in which most cases people abuse it by going over the limit. People who abuse alcohol use it to cover up personal problems that have occurred in their life or there is some other things going on either at home or at work which causes them to either become stressed out or depressed. In most case the drinker will drink as to not face the real problem at hand or that’s around them and their lives, but not realizing that it is only a temporary relief but most are aware of the outcome of drinking. There are some drinkers who will take it too far to the point it is too late because you either end up with health problems or death. Drugs on the other hand are used differently. Prescription drugs and illegal drugs are different. Prescription drugs is prescribe to a person by a doctor for health issues and/ or because a person is sick. But some people abuse the prescription drug by taking more than what was prescribe to them causes them to become dependent and so that they can feel better and not deal with the pain, which can cause an addiction. Then we have the common drugs known better as “Street Drugs”, cocaine, heroin, and meth are all illegal drugs. Using these drugs only can amount to, you can either end up in jail or prison, or basically on the street which can lead to severe damaged to the body and mind or death. In most cases people use illegal drugs because they was either pressure into doing it or they wanted to try it just to be popular, but some use it for other reason such as wanting to rid their mind away from society but not knowing that it’s...
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