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Flower Power, Civil Rights Movement & Recreational Drugs

Please help with the following (just 250 words):

Provide a description of the historical development that you believe contributes most to the abuse of a particular substance today. Justify your selection of this historical development and explain the impact it has had on the abuse of the particular substance. Then, describe a negative impact that a national or international policy has had on substance abuse and/or substance abuse counseling.

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Hello and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem, you are asking for help in finding a historical event that contributed to substance abuse. I suggest Civil Rights movement - the 60's- and substance abuse. An outline could be -

1. On Flower Power & Civil Rights Movement - 100 words.
2. National Policy - explain it - 100 words.
3. How policy affected the problem - 50 words.

This should provide you with what you need. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

On Flower Power

The 60's was known as the decade of Psychedelic 'Flower Power'; a slogan used by the US counterculture movement and refers to passive resistance and the notion of non-violence. While the era was the height of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement in America was also taking hold ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides concise information with regards to the historical development of the 'Flower Power & Civil Rights Movement' in terms of their contribution towards the abuse of recreational drugs. 2 national policies and their negative effect is also included in the discussion.