Conduct some further, in-depth research of your chosen social problem and describe the history and evolution of that problem. Historically, what has been attempted in the past to eradicate the problem?
In 1-2 pages, address the following in regards to your chosen social problem:
- What is the history of the social problem?
- What are the effects or consequences of this problem (negative and positive)?
- What individuals, groups, organizations, social institutions are involved?
- What values, beliefs, norms, and issues by whom are involved?
- What sociological assumption(s) fit this problem?
- What social factors (causes) are involved by level? (Who says so? research done?)
- What sociological perspectives are involved?
- alcohol abuse
& Kitsuse (2017) argue that the social issues affect the real world more
especially how people respond to different situations. Examples of such social
problems include; family violence, divorce, racism, marriage equality among
others. Arguably, the human services tend to meet the basic needs through the
application of knowledge which is aimed at preventing, reducing as well as managing
the social problems in the society. However, the major issues affecting Miami
city involve drug abuse, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, child maltreatment just
to mention a few Spector & Kitsuse (2017).
The article will, therefore, focus on alcohol abuse as the major social
issue that is affecting human services as well as the society in Miami.
Cardoso et al. (2016) has observed that despite the growing businesses, Miami
is facing a major challenge of alcohol abuse. The high dominance of alcohol has
made it the most abused substance in Miami County and throughout the nation.
Adults, specifically the white men are most frequently reported in
the local level, Miami is known as a top spot vacation in the entire country
where leisure time is spent. Partying in the nightclubs and beaches relaxation
during the day is the order of the day. Every year Miami hosts one of the
largest Miami winter conference, largest music festivals. As with any party
spot the use of alcohol has been higher than usual (Berger, et al., 2016).
short-term and long-term effects have been on the rise in Miami. Loss of
productivity has affected the US as a whole. More cancer-related cases
specifically mouth and throat cancer, high blood pressure, stroke and other
related heart diseases have increased. In summary, preventive measures, as well
as strategies, need to be enforced to control the effects of the social
problems that have affected both the human services and the society.