NORMALIZATION OF DRUGS AND THEIR USE

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it describes how drugs have been misused severally until it has become normal to human beings

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1NORMALIZATION OF DRUGS AND THEIR USEBy NameCourseInstructorInstitutionLocationDate2IntroductionDrugs are natural or synthetic chemical substances that can be used to change the moodor perception of a person (South 1999). Drug use is, therefore, the practice of using thesechemical substances to alter how one may feel. The practice is well established in society andinvolves quite a number of people. With time, there have been a variety of changes affectingdrug use but still the practice holds a firm position in society. The issues pertaining to drug usehave had a rich history over the years. For example, in the 1960s, the use of drugs such ascannabis and amphetamines encouraged a culture where discipline and the values of work werediminished. The culture created panic in the society which called for strict measures to be taken.With time, the change could be noticed in the form of laws such as the 1971 Misuse of DrugsAct that regulated drug use in the UK (Price 2011). Regardless of the regulations, drug use rosein numbers over the years.With time, drug use had escalated and became common in the lives of many peopleespecially the young. Examples of popular drugs among the youth included cannabis, ecstasy,nitrates and amphetamines and they were as a result of a 1980s dance culture formed due to theconditions that the youth grew up in. The drug use among the youth at that time had gainedattention all around including the media and, therefore, became t

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