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Effects of Drug and Alcohol Addiction on Political Socialization in America POLS120 Seelah T Hills Political Socialization is the process by which citizens of a particular region nation state city or country develop the ways in which they develop views and beliefs about the political issues of their respective areas This process is developed in America through this nations citizens families peers the media and their political party involvement if any It is the intent of this research paper to show the reader how the rise in alcohol and drug addiction has had adverse effects on this process called political socialization in America The paper will lead the reader through the four influences in this process and show how addiction has a negative effect upon each The first influence in a United States citizens life is the citizens family The ways in which the family views political issues has a big effect on the ways that the individual also views these issues Parents teach their children about the value of participating in the political system through their example and approval Therefore if the family has a strong addictive anti-social tendency towards the political factions of their society there will be a stong tendency towards the same anti-social perspective created in their children In The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Volume 24 number 4 Jeanette Taylor MA states that after tabulation for the families of 35 delinquent substance-abusing multiple problem adolescent males as expected a significant positive correlation among conduct disorder anti-social personality disorder alcohol abuse and drug abuse was found for each corresponding males family It was concluded that identifying male multiple problem youths also identifies families with a high incidence of similar problems This information states that a families tendencies are an almost mirror image
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