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Validity Analysis of Drug Use Argument

A case has been made that drug use in itself is not a problem - the real problem is an economic and social one and drug abuse is only a symptom of underlying conditions such as unemployment, racial inequality, and the erosion of family values. This argument states that drug abuse will diminish when these problems are resolved.

Is this a valid argument?

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I believe that there is some (small amount) validity in this argument, but overall I do not agree. I'll cover both perspectives for you.

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In most cases, happy and healthy individuals do not abuse drugs. It is usually stressors that contribute to drug use. Those stressors can be those listed above. I do believe that if we could ...

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This brief solution provides both a for and against perspective in support of the validity of the proposed argument.

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