First of all, you need to narrow that topic down. Here are some ideas for helping you narrow your focus to a topic that can be addressed in a paper:
So ... what aspect of this topic do you intend to write about? Write up one sentence which states what you intend to prove -- eventually, this will become your thesis statement.
Then be sure to follow the writing process completely.
Prewriting: brainstorm, research, plan, outline, thesis statement
Writing: write first draft by starting with section II of your outline; write introduction after the body of the paper is written; write the conclusion last.
Polishing: revise, concentrating first on the body of the paper, then the intro, then the concl (revision = making sure ideas are logical and sequential and support your thesis); proofread (spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)
Check in the Essay & Research Paper Level.
Here are some excellent websites that will help you with the writing process, researching, etc., especially for an argumentative paper (and what to do with that opposing view).
Go to Argumentative Essays across the top.
Click on Step by Step for the process. Click on Info Search for help with researching.
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Use this for everything! The table of contents listed in the column on the left will help you immensely.
I agree with narrowing it down. What is the point you intend to make, and support that point with arguments?
I am having a hard time finding anyone opposing the fact that there is a drug problem among teens. I don't think that there is enough focus on drug programs in the schools today. I think to answer your question I plan on making my point on having more focus on drug prevention in the schools today
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