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What I Learned In My Drugs In The U.S. Society Class

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In order to humor my drunk Uncle Cletus, I guess I can try and explain and semester worth of material in one conversation; I mean it will be just like finals and trying to remember a semesters worth of material in one night. Well here goes nothing; this semester in Drugs in U.S. Society we outlined our culture of drugs through the systemic model, economics of the drug world, drug lifestyles and national and international drug polices.
Okay Uncle Cleatus put down your drink and try and pay attention. The systemic model of drugs can be understood as the way in which drugs and violence are related to one another. There are three primary counter parts of this relationship: economics of the drug world, drug lifestyles, and national and international polices on drugs. Our class built these ideas after learning the foundations of the systemic model; and as I see my Uncle Cleatus’ eyes start to wonder I realize I need to break down this model even further. Basically Uncle Cleatus the model represents the mental (psychological), financial stress (economic pressures), and criminal activity (systemic violence) of drug users.
Uncle Cleatus are you still with me… as my Uncle sits back up and closes his mouth, I begin again. The systemic model of drugs and violence included the cause and effect of the psychological violence or on other words drug lifestyles. People who use drugs are obviously seeking a desired effect; the drug itself is not causing violence rather the withdrawal or comedown from the drug is what typically produces violence. Most drugs leave more of and intended affect then the user originally intended. Drug users often begin in moderation or claim they only wanted to try it once, and without noticing people become addicted. Their urges and cravings evolve into addiction and dependence producing a downward spiral of obsession. Uncle Cleatus do you remember those drug commercials, the above the influence ones, where there is a meth addict seeing people in the shower, well that got his attention. Well Uncle Cleatus did you ever think about who those addicts once were before they became as he put it so eloquently meth heads. Most people do not realize that drug addict’s function on society everyday, social judgment clouds our minds and we often forget these drug addicts have responsibilities and other people to take care of. Uncle Cleatus looks confused he asks “so you are saying its okay to do drugs then,” no I am saying that drugs have become a part of peoples daily life. Some people’s lifestyles revolve around maintaining and controlling their drug habits. Unlce Cleatus responds with “oh, okay I get it, but then how do these druggies pay for their fix?”
If a person is somehow able to maintain a drug lifestyle, eventually they begin to feel the financial pressure or as Uncle Cleatus so articulately asked “how do these druggies pay for their fix?” Most users claim they only wanted to try it once, they drug was offered to them so why not...

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