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How do the structural-functional and social conflict approaches to drug and alcohol abuse differ? Do you think that either approach characterizes the problem?
In general, substance abuse is defined as an unhealthy anti-social dependence on a chemical substance. This is most often viewed as a dependence on an illegal drug; however, some people are also dependent on alcohol and prescription medications. Substance abuse is generally looked upon as being socially detrimental as well as a punishable offense in law enforcement.
In conflict theory, despite the fact that drug abuse is common in all social ...
The expert examines the structural functional and social conflict approach to drug abuse. References are provided to aid in the understanding of the solution.