Soc 203 Study Guide final

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Soc 203 Study Guide This study guide includes chapters 13 (Drugs), 15 (Family), 16 (Education), 17 (Health and Healthcare Delivery), and 18 (National Security). It is not a substitute for reading assignments or class notes. Chapter 13 Drugs What is a drug? How are drugs and drug usage socially constructed? - A drug is any substance that directly affects the brain or nervous system when ingested. Why did drugs such as marijuana and opium become illegal to use in this country? -They targeted races such as the Mexicans and the Orientals Why are drugs like nicotine and alcohol legal when they kill more people than illegal substances? - What are some of the questions surrounding the widespread use of Ritalin in the US? How would you answer these questions? Who is more likely to use drugs? Drunken behavior differs from culture to culture. True or false? Who benefits from illegal drug use (don’t think about the user)? About how much is spent on the “drug war” each year? What are the differences in penalties for drug use?
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course SOC 203 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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