Discuss examples of how popular media portray substance use and or addictions. Identify a movie, television show, music, or book that provides a portrayal of substance use/addictions.
What are the stereotypes of substance users in your chosen media example? Identify the addictions models used to explain the addiction (ch1) How is substance use normalized or demonized in your media example?
Comment on how our American culture identifies substance use/addictions. Is the use of drugs identified as a problem? Socially acceptable? Does the use of substances ever cross over to an unacceptable position?