In the video, Altered States, you were introduced to a history of drug use within the history of American culture. ……

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In the video, Altered States, you were introduced to a history of drug use within the history of American culture. On the Moodle instructions I asked you to specifically pay attention to the various ways that the government has tried to restrict drug use/abuse by incorporating laws, interdiction and education programs. Secondly, pay attention to the ways that racial profiling, stereotyping, and discrimination have been used over the centuries with regard to drug use:

For your assignment in this section, I would like you to write a short response paper (about a page) that addresses these two questions.

1) How the government has historically tried to deal with the issues associated with substance abuse? and
2) How has racial discrimination influenced the reactions to substance/use abuse by American citizens? Has the level of discrimination changed over the years?

there is a video for this assignment :

http://media.itrc.isu.edu/videos/index.php?v=converted/HE290/Altered_States.flv&q=.dv

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