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Structural-Functional and Social Conflict Approach to Drug Abuse

How do the structural-functional and social conflict approaches to drug and alcohol abuse differ? Do you think that either approach characterizes the problem?

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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 ...

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The expert examines the structural functional and social conflict approach to drug abuse. References are provided to aid in the understanding of the solution.

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