Examine the consequences of drug use and the related stigmas and stereotypes
Nurses have a unique perspective on the consequences of drug use, stigmas, and related stereotypes. Nurses also have experience working with persons who are addicted to drugs. Theories to explain how addicts become addicted often focus on inherited dispositions, childhood experiences, and social environments. Sexual repression and punishment for misbehavior are important variables, but not the only factors that contribute to problems associated with drug abuse. Nurses are in the forefront of helping society fight drug abuse by educating families about the issues of drugs and addiction.
Drug use is a topic that many people are against and strongly disagree with, as it is not immediately known what kind of addictive properties drugs hold. Many believe that only alcohol and tobacco should be considered legal, based on the direct causes that alcohol and tobacco are directly related to deaths in America. However, there are other reasons why drugs are so popular in America. The stigma associated with drug use is a major supporter of why people do drugs, even when they feel the negative impacts that drug use has on people who use it. The issue will be further examined in a theoretical model relevant to this issue, as well as two supporting references explaining the idea.
Examine the consequences of drug use and the related stigmas and stereotypes. What is your viewpoint about this issue? Identify one theoretical model of addiction supporting your viewpoint. Include two references related to your research