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To complete this assignment, you are required to write a 2-3 page reflection paper. Be sure to discuss the cultural impact of drug enforcement and drug treatment in America. For example, America’s First Drug Epidemic

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Running head: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Abnormal Psychology
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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Introduction

Drug and substance abuse is a common occurrence in the United States that the federal
agencies are always working to create drug enforcement and treatment that will solve the
problem. The most commonly abused drugs and substances in the US is alcohol, depressants,
hallucinogens, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. Abuse of drugs has brought impacts not only
culturally but also socially, economically, financially and in many other aspects. The Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for dealing with drug distribution and
smuggling and enforce federal drug laws. The war against drugs should not be left only in the
hands of the federal agents; it should be the obligation of every individual as well as the
community at large. This paper is a reflection paper that focuses on the impact of drug
enforcement and drug treatment in America.
Culture and Drug Abuse
Sociocultural beliefs have shaped the behavior and approach towards substance use and
abuse. Culture creates a role and expectations of individuals on the potential problem they may
face with the drug. For instance, the use of alcohol in many cultures insinuates a celebration or a
party. Some societies used to punish alcohol abusers if they dr...


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