Chapter Three Updated

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Chapter Three – Alcohol and Other Drugs Definitions Friday, June 12, 2009 9:28 AM   Drug - any substance other than food that alters the structure of a living organism Drug Use - occurs when acceptable social standards of drug use are violated Drug addiction - regrets to a condition in which drug use is compulsive Decriminalization - removing of certain penalties for certain drugs Chapter Three - Sociological Theories of Drug Use Friday, June 12, 2009 9:34 AM Structural Functionalist Perspective o Abuse is response to weakening of norms in society o Ex: increase in alcohol use during turbulent times in us history as result of stress Conflict Perspective o Drug use as response to inequality perpetuated by capitalist society o Ex: Alcohol legal cause white people like it (they're in power) while crack and heroin are harsh legal penalties as they are disproportionately enjoyed by minorities. Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course HIST 3316 taught by Professor Bourgeios during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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