Prepare a 750 to 950-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). Use at least two peer reviewed sources, such as articles from the University Library. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.