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by Samantha
(Collydean, UK )

Why is cocaine illegal?

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No medical value and it's addictive.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Samantha,

Traditionally, drugs become illegal in western countries when they are highly addictive and provide little or no medical value.

A good example of this, is the Vicodin (which is an opiate derivative) is legal, while heroin (which is also an opiate derivative) is illegal. Vicodin can be prescribed by a doctor and is a controlled substance, but heroin is totally illegal and can't be prescribed by anyone. It is only a street drug.

Heroin is considered to be too strong and not providing enough medical value to make it worth the addiction risk. But Vicodin was created by a drug company to provide pain management and therefore is controlled but legal.

In the case of cocaine, it is HIGHLY addictive and often deadly for those that get addicted to it. Also, it provides little of no medical benefit and is therefore illegal in most countries around the world. You can become addicted to cocaine during your first use, which is another reason why it is considered to be such a dangerous drug.

Cocaine addiction is a disease of the brain which, if left untreated, is often fatal. The drug takes over the brain of the addict and suddenly ALL they care about is getting and using their drug of choice... cocaine.

Hope that answers your question,


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