Three-Perpective Table for Drugs

Three-Perpective Table for Drugs - Perspective:...

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Perspective: Level of Analysis: Approach: Problem: Structural-functional Macro Directs attention to the  societal consequences of  using various drugs. Some  drugs, including caffeine  and alcohol, encourage  social interaction and are  viewed positively. Other  drugs, including heroin and  crack cocaine, are  disruptive and are viewed  negatively.  All drugs can threaten social  order if they are abused, so  society must regulate their  use. Law enforcement is an  important institution, but other  institutions, families, religious  organizations, and schools,  should also help regulate  behavior to minimize drug  related problems.  Symbolic- interaction Micro Argues that various  societies attach different  meanings to drugs and  their use. The use of drugs,  like other behavior, is  learned in various social  settings. Learning involves  both skills in using the drug  as well as attitudes toward 
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course SOCY SOCY - 203 taught by Professor Brianhawkins during the Spring '10 term at University of Colombo.

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