Dr. Niki Weller discusses the social construction of drug use as a social problem. Researching drug use in the United States helps explain what makes drug use a specific, social activity. Weller discusses a history of drug use in the United States, and she links drug toxicity, dependence, and crime to social problems.
- Type of Content: Tutorial
- Title: Sociology of Drug Use: A Social Problem
- Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd.
- Publication year: 2017
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- Discipline: Sociology
- Subject: Sociology of Drugs & Addiction Studies, Crime & Deviance (general), Sociology of Organizations, Institutions & Structure (general)
- Duration: 00:15:38
Keywords: behavior change, characteristics of drug crimes, child abuse, craving, culture (anthropology), dependence, driving under the influence, drug abuse and crime, drug abuse warning network, drug dependence, drug regulations, drug related crimes, drug toxicity, drug use, drug use and abuse, drug users, drugs and crime, government regulation, homelessness, medical institution, mental health, mental illness, morbidity statistics, premature death, prenatal diagnosis, prescription drugs, prevention of drug use, public health, risk assessment, risk factors, Social constructionism, Social deviance, Social impact, Social inequality, Social institutions, Social interaction, Social problems, Socialization, tolerance, violent crime, withdrawal, withdrawal symptoms
Academic: Niki WellerOnline ISBN: 9781526420466Copyright: © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017