Social Problem Of Drug Abuse In The United States

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Drug “abuse” is a socially constructed idea or concept. Society has determined the level of usage that constitutes abuse. Society has also deemed certain drugs illegal and others legal. When a drug was seen as “abused” it would become a social problem, which led to the drug being made illegal. Marijuana is currently illegal in some states and legal in others. Cocaine, LSD, meth, heroin, and PCP are all drugs that were legal in America at one point. (McCormick, 2011) These drugs were used in order to treat illnesses and as pain killers. These drugs were legal and used in many medical cases. However, they are now considered to be illegal and people who are caught with them face penalties. In America, we do have social injustice and our judicial
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