Social Problem Final Essay.docx - Running Head Social Problem Final Essay Danielle Groman Soc-220 Mary Carlise June 5th 2019 2 Drug abuse is a very

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Running Head: Social Problem Final Essay Danielle Groman Soc-220 Mary Carlise June 5 th , 2019
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2 Drug abuse is a very current social problem with in today’s society, with a total of about 200 million people worldwide using illegal drugs (Live Science Staff 2012). Drug abuse is usually formed by addiction, which can start from something small like prescription medication to purposely using the drug for the effects to illegal drugs. Drug abuse is something that is greatly influenced within society due to your environment and surroundings, the people you hang out with, and even the music you listen to. Peer pressure is another big factor in drug abuse especially in young teenagers and young adults. Peer pressure is defined as an influence by one’s peer group. A lot of drug usages starts within the social groups due to social media, music, television / movies and even music festivals portray the drug usage as “cool” and “exciting” and can help you relax and have an even better time. On a micro level individuals who are battling drug addiction may not have access to rehab centers or the same resources to help with their addiction compared to others higher up in society. On a
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