1) “What’s new is sometimes really old.” Discuss this statement in light of changing patterns of drug taking behavior over the last fifty years. You can reference information from other resources as well as your textbook. Make sure you cite your answers appropriately.
2) The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a system for presorting drug-related emergencies in U.S. metropolitan hospitals. These occurrences are referred to as drug-related Emergency Room visits. Picture yourself as an ER physician at a metropolitan hospital that participates in the DAWN reporting system. What questions would you ask an incoming patient who is displaying symptoms that might be drug-related? What circumstances might prevent you from making an accurate record of the role drugs may have played in these symptoms. You can reference information from other resources as well as your textbook (Chapter 2). Make sure you cite your answers appropriately.