Critically explore the extent that normalization theory can explain recent trends in recreational drug taking.

Explain recreational drugs

Use official statistics to show trends in recreational drug use

Explain Parker’s theory of normalization and compare it to Becker’s theory of social deviance

Compare this to the social construction of deviance in relation to drugs.

Evaluate whether normalization has actually happened

-In what way has normalization occured?

-Why may it not have occured?