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Drug are not conventional opioid dispensaries for

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drug are not conventional, opioid dispensaries for prescription drugs have increased from 500 thousand in 1992 to 7.5 million in 2012. As a result, out of the 1808 registered drug-induced deaths in 2016, up to 66% were induced by prescription opioids including benzodiazepines, oxycodone and codeine (ABS 2016) Being on the right side of the law, pharmaceutical drugs receive a different level of attention, and their use and abuse is just as prevalent as their illegal siblings. In the journey of Dr. Lewis, he argues that drug use comes from a longing for a sense of fulfillment, with this new way of living centered on a media driven image of what is acceptable. What is really being said here is that the drug experience is centered on the individual and how they use the drug, rather than the image that is proposed constantly in media. Throughout modern society, the media and news reports on drugs, focusing and celebrating the victory of law enforcement in a dramatized manner and resulting a
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subjective view of drugs. The medias exposure of illegal drugs rarely offers insight into the users experience or the chemical effect on the human body (Manderson, 1995) . Society forbids certain drugs and the knowledge of use, including tools and ritual surrounding it are taboo. On one hand, users are alienated and separated into social groups that are targeted by the war on drugs. On the other, social groups are accepted by society for their drug use. The difference here being the fundamental right or wrong meaning that society derives.
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