In America, the predicament of drug abuse and drug trafficking can be curbed through many different resilient ways rather than decriminalization or rehabilitation.
The government may skyrocket the rates of incarcerations for the narcotic users. Ronald Reagan made this effective in the 1980s and 1990s, and it may as well work in the current world.
The public should as well be concerned about the issue on illicit drug use. The media should display the portrayals of addicted drug victims. For instance, displaying a victim who is a cocaine user, dubbed (Johnson, 2012 p.34). This will instill fear into the people who have the potential to start on drug usage. The media should utilize all the tactics and techniques within their prowess to discourage drug abuse and drug trafficking. Portrayal of the extreme implications of drugs should be their main objective and theme to put off those who are contemplating on the issue of drug abuse. Press should air those victims who have recovered from drug addiction to narrate and elaborate the predicaments they suffered under drug influence. This will be of great importance to the audience since they will discover the hazards of drug abuse in one's life.
The government should publicize anti-drug campaigns. This will make people aware of the hazards that result from drug usage. It should enforce threats to the narcotic users as well as the addicts. Reagan's wife commenced an anti-drug campaign in the year 1981 with the slogan "Just Say No" (Johnson, 2012 p.36). It was this that set the pace for the policies implemented in that year and no tolerance was to be adhered to.
The government should completely ban the elevated syringe supply. It should limit its funding for the syringe access programs as per General Barry McCaffrey's advice to the president Bill Clinton. This will not only curb the issue on drug usage but also the HIV/AIDS menace.
Promoting the student drug testing, the hazard of drug usage may be eradicated mostly in schools. John Walters was so much into the issue on Marijuana that he launched a campaign in the promotion of the testing (Schifando et. Al. 2007 p.37).
Introduction of programs that concentrate on and cover the repercussions that accompany the usage of drugs should be fully incorporated in school setups. This is to ensure that the students learn the negative implications of drugs at early age and thus will acquit it much importance. If you trim a tree at its early age of development it surely grows in the shape and manner of your desire and thus the same case applies to the young innocent creatures (Schifando et. Al. 2007 p. 39). They apply much importance on things learned at tender age unlike when they are old enough to put on the argument.
Education is another solution for drug usage. People should be educated worldwide on the dangers for drug addiction and usage. Chief Daryl Gates, a Los Angeles police, had a belief that the careless drug users deserved death. He founded and started and drug education program with the title "DARE" (Schifando et. Al. 2007 p. 40). This program was without hesitant adopted in the country despite the reason that its effectiveness was not vividly defined. Nancy Reagan also campaigned focusing on the drug education, informing the youth of the hazards of drug abuse. The teachers acquitted the task of shedding the light on the effects of drugs to the innocent children should be well conversant with the topic to maneuver it in all dimensions. They should also be fully competent and have the ability to relate well with the children. Their teachings should be well thought, illustrated, straightforward and precise for easy comprehension. Admirable characters are required of them in order to have a soft spot on the hearts of the children and earn their trust. Trust is very important in this situation since the children tend to believe them more.
It is very critical for the tutors to bear the advance qualities of a counselor. They should select their tone very well while teaching on this topic to avoid arousing curiosity on the students. Curiosity killed the cat and thus will endanger the students' life if they decide to find out the idealistic in the teaching. The tutor should be careful to be convincing and not harsh on the students (Timm, 2012 p.56). They should amicably transpire the message depicting the importance of their adherence. This will progressively reduce the incidences of drug abuse and drug trafficking in the United States of America.
Parents in the United States of America should work harder than a bee to improve on their relationship with their children. This will create a conducive environment for them to discuss issues concerning their dear lives. For instance, parents, complained against the marijuana usage among the teens in the 1970s. Children will develop the traits of adhering to their parents' advice and warnings. Through this, the parents will be in a position to pass the knowhow of drug implication on their health. It also grants the parents a chance to chitchat with the children and thus will be in a position to notice any alteration in their traits. Advice on how to cope with peer influence is also impacted on the children (Timm, 2012 p.56). They should always uphold their principles and not allow anyone to sway them at any cost. Through cooperation and impressive relationships between children and their parents, the menace of drug usage is minimized and at last fully eradicated from the society.
The message on effects on drug trafficking should also be incorporated in the magazines and articles that are of favor to the youth. This is because the message will be transpired to the target group. It should be illustrated in a captivating yet strict context to ensure that the target group read and comprehend it properly.
Johnson, Michael P. Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012. Print.
Schifando, Peter, and J J. Joseph. Entertaining at the White House with Nancy Reagan. New York: William Morrow, 2007.
Timm, S C, and Mark Read. Today We Have the Power: Spirituality and the Seattle Wto Protests. United States: Todaywehavethepower.com, 2012.