After reading the Akers [PDF file size 685 KB], et al. (1979) article and watching the “Poverty” film, do you believe that peer groups are a risk factor for drug use or do you take the side of critics who claim that drug users seek other drug users for companionship? In other words do you think peers cause drug use or is it simply “birds of a feather flock together?” Did the film change any of the opinions you had about those that are addicted to illicit drugs? What efforts, if any, do you feel the government should exercise to assist those that are addicted to illicit substances? Explain your answer.