Critical Analysis of Drugs and Alcohol from Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Critical Analysis of Drugs and Alcohol from Interdisciplinary Perspectives Drugs and alcohol use has been a common and consistent problem in the United States for quite a long time. From the prohibition era in the 1920’s to the common drug use seen in the 1970’s, we have always seen a problem that needs to be addressed. An array of scholars, from all the disciplines, have each experimented and researched this topic in their own unique ways. The natural sciences take a purely scientific approach by hypothesizing and using the scientific method to research and made evaluative claims based on experiment and observation as shown in the article “Relationship between Vigorous Exercise Frequency and Substance Use Among First-Year Drinking College Students”. Social Science is similar because it also uses hypotheses and the scientific method to observe and evaluate experiments, but at the same time uses theory critique and discussion methods as seen in the article “Decisional Balance and Collegiate Drinking”. The Humanities take a very difference approach to experiments and research than the natural or social sciences. The Humanities utilize analysis and interpretation in their approach and provide very subjective results to their studies as seen in, “Associations Between Aspects of Spiritual Well-Being, Alcohol Use, and Related Social-Cognitions in Female College Students”. All of these techniques give us a better understand of the subject as a whole by exposing us to all the different views of a single topic. Drugs and alcohol use, particularly in college students, in a continuously rising issue in our current society and is gaining more notice in recent years because of the rise in college student awareness. It is a pressing issue that affects people’s health, lifestyle, and general well being and needs to be treated with attention and an open mind to help resolve its current issues.
Part I. From the scholarly point of view, drug and alcohol use in the college
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