Chapter 11 in your text describes the etiological factors that lead to alcohol abuse and dependence. Find a source, such as a peer-reviewed journal article or a reputable Web site, which discusses the etiological factors that lead to abuse or dependence on another substance. How do these compare to the etiological factors associated with alcohol abuse as discussed in the text?
What is your personal perspective regarding the use of alcohol and recreation drugs? On a societal level, is this a major or minor problem? Should recreational drug use be criminal? If recreational drug use is a problem, how might it best be addressed? (Please note that you are not being asked to discuss your own experiences with psychoactive substances but to discuss the topic as a health, social, legal, and political issue).
Etiological Factors That Lead to Alcohol/Substance Abuse