Use the sites listed below to answer the prompt.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) site explores the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction: https://www.drugabuse.gov.
- A short article on drug use and non-addiction: https://theconversation.com/many-people-use-drugs-… Links to an external site.
- Abstract regarding illicit drug use and the darknet: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_i… Links to an external site.
- Hint: Consider the level of sophistication necessary to navigate the darknet and reassess your ideas on the ‘typical’ drug user 😉
i.) Briefly explore the list of intoxicants in the Chapter: Alcohol and Other Drugs.
- Select five drugs and get detailed information on them from the National Institute on Drug Abuse site. Then consider:
- How many people would still experiment with the drugs if everyone had this information?
- Give arguments both for maintaining that nobody would be a user and asserting that some would still use.
ii.) Search the Internet for “drug use,” “tobacco,” and ‘” intoxicant.”
- Find sites that define people’s right to be users and cite accordingly.
- List the reasons the site(s) argue.
- And then respond to them with material from the text and academic sources.
- Additional sources may be found within the textbook and/or in the reference section of the textbook, academic articles, government websites, etc.