Part 2. Brief Essay. Provide complete answers to the
following questions. (10 points each).
Why do you think Americans use so many legal drugs (for example,
alcohol, tobacco, and OTC’s)? What aspects of our society promote
extensive drug use?
Describe the harm reduction philosophy and give some examples of its
implementation. Do you agree or disagree with this philosophy? Why or
Why do you think that legislation and enforcement efforts by themselves
have not substantially reduced substance use and abuse?
Discuss the application of the scientific method to the
practice of substance abuse prevention. Why is it useful to do this?
Discuss the concept of resilience. What factors are
thought to contribute to resilience in young people?