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jdjrokr
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darkhearth
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A Resolution to Better the Lives of Drug Users through Higher Education

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Started: 10/7/2010 Category: Health
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jdjrokr

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WHEREAS a law passed in 1998 states that anyone convicted of a drug crime is banned from
receiving financial aid for college, and
WHEREAS blocking access to education does not solve the problem of illegal drug use, and
WHEREAS students should not be penalized twice for their mistakes, and
WHEREAS withholding financial aid does nothing to help students with drug abuse problems,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Student Congress here assembled to eliminate all prohibitions on
federal financial aid for persons convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.

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darkhearth

Con

I thank my opponent for this intriguing challenge.
For my first argument, I belief that we Better the Lives of Drug Users through financial aid instead of higher education. the reason been that many of the drug users are already educated and cannot stop so providing them with more money is only a waste of our resources. according to a Harvard survey, 75% of drug users, use drugs to relief their financial needs and problems. it is said that illegal drugs calms ones senses and soul down. another Harvard survey, shows that 85% of drug users are aware of the drugs effect but simply can't stop. you can't expect drug users to stop using drugs unless they want to and 4 out of 5 drug users probably does not want to quit using drugs.
my opponent mentions that student are been blocked there access to a full education whereas a student convicted of illegal drug use can still get a full education. we must see that many have changed since 1998 and the citizens of the united states, are more aware of their rights as citizens. The federal government has no right to discriminate these people by providing them with a separate curriculum. it is also unfair to the students who are not convicted of drug usage because it creates an unfair opportunities to the kids who are convicted of drug usage. Enforcing a better education also means giving them a harder standardized text which would increase there stress and prohibit them from coping with life challenges.
we could see that enforcing this law will not only be unicycle but will discourage them from getting a good education and quieting drug usage.
Debate Round No. 1
jdjrokr

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jdjrokr forfeited this round.
darkhearth

Con

Ones again
My opponent forfeited the last round so I assume that he has no respond to my last debate. Any way I reaffirm the fact that we should not Better the Lives of Drug Users through Higher Education but by financial support through these reasons.
giving the fact that most people face drug abuse due to depression and economical breakdowns in there lives. Drug addiction continues to be a major concern for society and the concern grows with every passing year. Not only do drug and alcohol addiction effect the addict and his or her loved ones, but also society at large with rippling effects. We must act upon this issue before it gets out of control. A Harvard study tells us that adolescent brain is a lot weaker than those of a adult so they are more venerable to drug effects than adults. many of these students knows that the drugs they take are harmful and fetal to there bodies however, they simply cannot stop due to there lack of money to go to a rehab center or visit a counselor. If we were to provide them with economic support, not only will they be busy with there various (New Jobs), but they will have enough money to go to a counselor and visit a rehab center.
According to NIDA, drug and alcohol addiction has an economic impact on society of $67 billion per year. with the amount of money that we make from these drugs, we can find a way to provide them with economic care. This includes costs related to crimes and incarceration, drug addiction treatment, medical costs from overdoses and drug related injuries and complications, time lost from work and social welfare programs. Because drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases of the brain, which is the center of judgment and behavioral patterns, drug addicts and alcoholics have a disturbingly high propensity to commit unlawful and immoral acts to obtain these substances. Moreover, once under the influence of drugs and alcohol, the addict's inhibitions are drastically lowered with a sense of indestructibility, which leads to aggressive and irresponsible behavior. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 17,941 alcohol related traffic fatalities in 2006, a 2.4% increase from 2005.(4) NIDA also states that getting treatment can reduce these costs as addiction treatment centers and programs help addicts to learn to live a sober life, freeing them from the behavioral problems associated with drug addiction and alcoholism.
my opponent gives an idea that not been educated is the main course for drug abuse however, common sense alone and environmental and social influences can covens them of the use these harmful things. We could see that providing drug abusers with financial aid not only relief's there depression but provides them with an open gate to widrawal.

http://www.treatment-centers.net...

http://www.caps.ucsf.edu...
Debate Round No. 2
jdjrokr

Pro

jdjrokr forfeited this round.
darkhearth

Con

ones again, my opponent has forfieted this round so iwill go ahead and give you some facts and soucrses

Financial aid: http://www.drug-rehabs.com...

http://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com...

http://www.peele.net...

www.unodc.org/documents/pakistan//finalversion-mmark.pdf

books.google.com/books?id=Ja96v7i_4hAC...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

www.helpguide.org/.../drug_substance_abuse_addiction_signs_effects_treatment.htm
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Chrysippus 6 years ago
Chrysippus
You start. Post your arguments. Give your opponent something to refute.
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