Drug Abuse Discussion

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Discussion 4

No required as long as all questions are sanswered and all issues are adressed.


Warning: This video contains profanity.

Watch the short videos:

The Drunken Debate: Why do People do Drugs? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Why People Use Drugs (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Why Do Young People Take Drugs (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

In between the profanity and screaming, the actors in the first video make some important, though not so eloquent, points. Is it peer pressure/the desire to be cool? Appeal of illegal behavior/Excitement? Escape? Depression/Psychological Imbalance? Or something else? The question is, ‘Why do people use illegal drugs?’ Respond. Explain which of the theories from the text best aligns with your view on why people use drugs.

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School: UIUC


Running head: DRUG ABUSE


Drug Abuse



While it is claimed that no one knows what causes people to take drugs, that is a fallacy
as there is a very clear reason why every drug user takes their drug of choice. Some reasons
fronted include: to relieve a person of an unwanted condition like pain where one takes
painkillers to relax pain. Similarly someone smoking marijuana to make them feel relaxed, and if
otherwise the drug would be used by bored people.
Most drug use among people is habit forming. Curiosity killed the cat, and this is a trend
with even adult trying to feel the experiences. For a number of people, drugs keep conversations
moving. Self defense is a reason too for drug use among adults. Drugs have been used to ...

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