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Usa and Drugs

  • Date Submitted: 05/13/2014 05:18 PM
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The United States faces a myriad of social problems, including but not limited to homelessness, substance abuse, crime, poverty, health crises such as AIDS, racism and discrimination, and educational inequality. These problems have sociological origins and present challenges for federal, state, and local governments alike. These social problems also have an impact on citizens in varying ways.


Choose one social problem that is facing the contemporary United States. Write an essay (suggested length of 2–4 pages) in which you do the following:

A.   Describe the social problem you have chosen.

B.   Analyze the extent to which the social problem affects the United States.

C.   Use sociological theory to help explain at least one of the causes for the social problem you have chosen.

D.   When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Prescribed drug use (VitalSource)
One of the major issues that the US is facing today is the abuse of prescribed drug substances. Prescription drugs seem to be the drug of choice today. Ranging from oxycodone, xanax, medicinal marijuana, klonopin, dilaudid, percocet, vicodin, ativan, and morphine.   The list goes on and on. How can we control this epidemic from spreading across the nation or is it to late. Most doctors are aware of the abuse their signature details when it comes to the usage of a prescription pad. Although I believe that they are adding to this problem significantly. Maybe the greed for money or they paid perks with all expense vacations may have clouded their judgements. As health professionals we took an oath of doing no harm to patients and to put their safety first.
Over the years and also recently, we have seen the publicized deaths of several celebrities. Amy Whinehouse, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Chris Kelly etc.   I call this the silent killer, I say this because many of us know that one person who is or might be addicted to drugs. But in...


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