Functionalist View On Drug Use

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A behavior that is considered criminal in everyday life is drug use, but it can be encouraged throughout different group settings. Social Interactions look at how people come to abuse a drug. Sociologist view drug use as a learned behavior that people are socialized into. Drugs are most commonly encouraged by peers in settings such as school. Sociologists study the drug culture and have a theory to solve the drug problems you would need to change the drug culture in society. Drug abuse can result from other social problems in society like poverty and inequality. Functionalists believe that a certain amount of drug use actually helps society function as a whole for both drug users and the criminal justice system. Drug use is a reaction to

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