Substance Abuse During Prohibition

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The use of drugs and substances gradually increased over the fast five decades. During 1920s in Prohibition Era many children and adolescents used marijuana , just like heroin usage in1950s in New York and 1990 crack epidemic . These serious concerns caught the attention people who are involved in their children’s live and education. They were trying to understand the reasons of substance abuse and ways that it could be more effectively prevented. Researchers and scientists came up with three combinations of biological , psychological and sociological theories of why they might think adolescents use drugs and alcohol. Biological theory includes Somotosensory Affectional Deprivation (SAD) Theory of Drug and Alcohol Use by Prescott (1980), the

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