This essay explains the Two of the most important policy strategies for dealing with alcohol problems and their damaging consequences are prohibition and harm reduction. The materials assigned for this week’s readings and posted in Unit 8 of the Online Review provide numerous examples of these alternative strategies.
Two of the most important policy strategies for dealing with alcohol problems and their damaging consequences are prohibition and harm reduction. The materials assigned for this week’s readings and posted in Unit 8 of the Online Review provide numerous examples of these alternative strategies. Based on those materials and other sources, I want you to compare and contrast these two approaches to “getting a grip” on alcohol-related problems in U.S. society.
Generally, prohibitionist policies aim to control alcohol-related problems by banning the use of alcohol. These strategies are sometimes known as “zero-tolerance” or “abstinence only” policies.
The Lectures page for Unit 8 in the Online Review provides you with material on this “Great Experiment” and its implications for the more recent prohibitionist “War on Drugs.” Less extreme examples of policies that restrict access to alcohol are discussed in the reading by Gruenewald (2011).
Your comparison of prohibition and harm reduction strategies should: (1) Firstly, begin with a clear discussion of their respective characteristics and differences; (2)Secondly, present one or two examples of how they would deal differently with particular alcohol problems;
The paper will receive full credit if it is:
(a)Firstly, clearly focused on the assigned topic; (b)Secondly, well-organized and systematically argued; (c)Thirdly, adequately supported by legitimate academic sources; (d) free of grammatical errors, typos, and other stylistic problems.
I will deduct points to the extent that the paper:
(a)Firstly, fails to address key elements of the assignment (deduct 1-4 points); (b)Secondly, wanders off topic or lacks coherence (deduct 1-4 points); (c)Thirdly, fails to support arguments with relevant and reliable academic sources (deduct 1-4 points); (d)Further, is on the mark by lapses in grammar, by typos and misspellling words, or by awkward and unclear writing (deduct 1-3 points).
The paper must turn into the Assignments folder by 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8. I will deduct two points a day for late papers. Like other assignments in the course, the paper must be your own, original work. All papers will be on the check for plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty.
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