Question 3 - Drugs - Blane Smith Sociology 101 October 4...

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Blane Smith Sociology 101 October 4, 2007 Sociology - Take Home Test 1 Question 3: There are many cultural inconsistencies that are seen in American culture and one of the most prevalent is the everyday use of prescription drugs among adults. Many adults teach their children that drugs and alcohol are bad for you, yet they partake in these activities themselves. Both federal and state agencies have spent millions of dollars for drug abuse education. However, there is no proof that this has had any significant effect on drug abuse. Many people believe that the only way kids are going to learn to not do drugs is to see their parents and older siblings not doing them either. Under the usual circumstances, if a child witnesses his parents drinking on a daily basis and then sees an anti-alcohol or drug ad, the child will most likely take the side of his parents more so than an advertisement. In today’s society we believe that a pill or alcohol can help you solve or cope with even the slightest of problems. The majority of adults in our society are drug
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