Drugs and Society
•Answer all four questions. You may consult any documents from throughout the semester or any outside materials you feel necessary.
•All four questions are gradedout of 25 for a total of 100 points.
•E-mail me with any questions that you have about the exam.
•Cite in-textand construct a reference pageusing an acceptable, recognized format (APA format recommended, but not required). This is different from the unit responses in which citations were not required. Remember to cite in-text in the appropriate format any time you have referred to a source or are taking information from a source. You can have a reference page for each questionor just one reference page at the end of the exam including all the questions.
This is a firm deadline as it represents the end of the session. •There is no specific required length response for each question but each answer should elaborate upon all your points as completely as possible. Looking at past semesters with similar exams, strong responses were often in the 400-600 word area per question.
1. Over the course of this short session, you were assigned to complete about 30 readings and/or videos. Select the reading/video that either (a) left you conflicted or (b) challenged yourprevious thoughts on the subject. First, identify what reading/video you selected and whether it falls into category A or category B, then proceed to explain why it either left you conflicted or challenged a previous viewpoint you possessed.
2. One could argue that drug policy should be based strictly off of the harm that drugs cause to users and society. However, drug policies can be affected by other things. Discuss some of the other factors that influence drug policies besides theharmfulness of the drugs. Use specific examples.
3. Efforts to reduce drug problems come from many directions. Describe severalof the negative unintended consequences that are commonly associated with drug policies. Explain which policies cause which unintended consequences. If possible, include unintended consequences that may arise across multiple policies.
4. In 2020, drug overdoses reached a new peak in the United States. Let’s assume you were appointed to draft a series of recommendations for the next 3-5 yearsin the effort to stem the tide against theopioidepidemic. What would be your main recommendations for the next few years? Describe the main components of your strategy and back those recommendations up with sound logic and/or evidence of effectiveness.
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