Psy 425 week 1 individual assignment past and current trends paper

Prepare a 750- to 1,050-word paper examining substance abuse trends in the United States. Include the following:

· Identify past and current trends of the use and abuse of substances in the United States.

· Discuss when the use of illicit drugs may be considered culturally appropriate (e.g., medicinal purposes, religious ritual).

· Analyze health and social problems in the United States that occur due to drug abuse and addiction (e.g., cocaine, ecstasy, prescription drugs).