Social Problem: Drug Addiction in the U.S.

The problem of drug addiction and associated social challenges best aligns with the symbolic interactionism theory. Drug abuse is deviant behavior that is learned from interaction with others. Families with a history of drug abuse are likely to pass the vice to their children as a form of identity. The problem of drug abuse is rampant in neighborhoods due to the presence of delinquent and drug abuse sub-culture. A child growing up in such neighborhoods is likely to start abusing drugs as part of their identity. Street gangs recruit members by introducing them to drugs.

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