Aspen Bratton SOC-220 January 23, 2019 Professor Smith Introduction to Social Problems Worksheet Drug abuse is a very prevalent social problem in society today. Drug abuse is a disease that affects a person’s behavior. Drug abuse affects a large amount of people “ As a matter of fact, nearly 21 million Americans ages 12 and older had a substance use problem in 2015” (Drug Addiction Facts and Statistics). Drug abuse is often formed because of an addiction. Drug addiction can start from small use recreationally or prescribed medication and can lead to more frequent use of the drug. Over time a person may gain a tolerance to the drug and will have to consume more to feel the same affect. Drug abuse is greatly influenced by society because of your surroundings or otherwise known as your environment, which can greatly impact whether you choose to try drugs or not. There are many factors that can influence you to do drugs such as family, social media, peer pressure, and having access to drugs. There are several reasons why people try drugs which
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