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middle class suburbs as widespread as this news report claims? Evaluate this claim in the lightof the discussions presented in this chapter. Answers will vary32. Briefly summarize the different definitions of what a "drug" is. Which of these definitions are most relevant to the approach adopted in this book, and why? Answers will vary33. Why are both the "essentialistic" (or "objectivistic") and the "constructionist" (or "subjective") definitions of what a drug is both relevant to a sociological consideration of drug use? Answers will vary34. Is alcohol a drug? Discuss. Answers will vary35. Why is the term drug abuseproblematic, slanted, and inexact? Answers will vary36. Discuss some of the social changes, both nationally and world-wide, that have facilitated drug use during the past generation or so. Answers will vary37. What are some of the most important ways that legal drug use differs from illegal use? What are some of the ways that instrumental drug use differs from recreational use? Provide examples of each type.
Answers will vary38. Among the points made in the "Overview" section of this chapter, which one do you believe is the most sociologically important, and why? Answers will vary39. Advocates of drug legalization have argued that alcohol is American society's most harmful drug, and hence, fairness would dictate that if alcohol is legal, the currently illicit drugs should be legalized as well. In the light of some of the points the author made in this chapter, evaluate this argument. Answers will vary40. Considering the characteristics and effects of the substances that were introduced in this chapter, discuss why the possession and sale of some of them are legal, or legal under certain conditions, and others are completely illegal. Answers will varyChapter 03The Pharmacological PerspectiveMultiple Choice Questions1. Pharmacologically, a drug "action" takes place at the:
2. Drug "effects":

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