Benchmark - Social Problem Final Essay There are many social phenomenons which influence drug abuse. Homeless people especially the youth are more vulnerable to drug abuse. This can be explained by several social phenomenons. Social deviance forms a pool of drug abuse victims. The victims of drug abuse are most commonly the less educated, the homeless and the poor people. Therefore, with the presence of this kind of people drug abuse is likely to be there more. The social environment has a great role in determining whether a given individual will start abusing drugs or even develop a disorder of drug use. Poor education leads to poverty and homelessness. This builds a population which is more vulnerable to drug abuse. People who have issues with their mental health are also more likely to abuse drugs. Drug abuse is a disorder which is complicated and it has consequences which are far reaching. Drug abuse victims extend beyond these people who are less fortunate and often include friends and family. The perspective which aligns best with drug abuse is the interactionalist perspective. In most cases, drug abuse arises from the interaction with other people who are already abusers of drugs. People who become drug addicts and abusers often learn this behavior from other drug
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- Fall '16
- Sociology, influence drug abuse