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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.

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.