Essay on Drug Addiction

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Drug Addiction
(Focus of the Study: “Shabungan” at Brgy. Victoria Reyes, Dasmariñas, Cavite)

Group No.
Cuenca, Ma. Kristina B.
Enon, Jane Loraine S.
Tuban, Julie An
Pelisco, Marvelous
Salcedo, Yvette
Laganzo, Ma. Riellyn Mae
Austria, Gerald
Mateo, Alyssa


Drug Addiction is a chronic disease affecting the brain, and just about everyone is different. It was also a condition that characterized by compulsive drug intake, craving and seeking despite what majority of society may perceive as the negative consequences associated with drug use. Drugs affect different people in different ways. One person can take and abuse drugs, yet never become addicted, while another merely has one experience and is immediately
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How family members react to a situation is determined by how they interpret the situation. So, it is important to understand the symbols the family uses to understand their interactions and behaviors (Symbolic Interaction Theory).

2. Application of social concepts, principles, ideas, etc.

All the social concepts, principles, ideas and the like play a vital role to the personality of an individual and the society.

But we will focus only to the two primary components of a society – the culture and its social structure. Culture is defined as "the knowledge, language, values, customs, and material objects that are passed from person to person and from one generation to the next in a human group or society" (Kendall 2007: 74). Culture includes a society's norms, sanctions, values, beliefs, symbols, as well as material objects, activities, and technology.

Norms are rules that define which behaviors are appropriate or inappropriate by the standards of a particular society. These rules can take the form of customs or laws. However, laws in the Philippines is not that strong in a way that even those in authorities do the violation and is not caught. If only sanction were given appropriately to those who do what is right and for those who don’t – no exemption…a fair justice. But that’s not the case, like for example n Brgy. Victoria Reyes, even though policemen are doing their patrol, the people are not afraid because what they were