The purpose of this brief critical response is to see how students are able to apply critical thinking skills to critique real-world issues related to substances, substance use, or policy regulations.
Primary prompt response: There are some varying views on the current strategies used by the government surrounding the regulation of illicit substances. Given the advancements in technology and thinking about the impact on the production as well as distribution of drugs, are there concerns surrounding drug use safety today? Why or why not? What is a potential approach that could be instituted to increase education? For example, could the distribution of testing kits or implementation of more federal-level testing of drugs like MDMA-derivatives help?