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no wait, it's exactly that.
get to the other side?
stealing drugs from your workplace is just low.
so this has suddenly become a website for 'midddle class' or higher now has it? Oh sorry I forgot, working class don't listen to cool music do they.
they just take drugs.
I was more commenting on your choices of pronouns, which I think exhibit something else.
But yes your's too.
Absent pronouns are so much less condescending no?
summed it up nicely.
A lot of "late modern" sociologists have written about this. The reason that we think most drug addicts are poor is because our conception of drug addiction has come to include destitution, poverty, etc...
Whereas, in reality, drug abuse is rife amongst the "middle classes", especially alcohol abuse - a startlingly large percentage of teenagers from well-off families would be considered to have "drinking problems" were it not for their social status.
got bisted for drugs or went to jail as they 'fell in' with bad lads etc - it was good to see that they were as fucked up socially and mentally as the terminally helpless.
Read 'Aint no making it: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-income neighbourhood' by Jay Macelod. It shows how when male adolescents from low-income areas take drugs, they're seen as criminal scum, but when male adolescents from middle to upper class areas take drugs, it's viewed as nothing more than mere mischief.
There are plenty of middle class drug addicts about - cocaine use has increased dramatically over the last few years which is typically the drug of choice for the middle classes now.
Also, if you want to read a thoroughly brilliant book about this topic, read 'Stuart - a life backwards' by Alexander Masters. It's the story of an extremely chaotic often homeless drug addict told backwards from his death in front of a train aged 33 back to his life as a child. It slowly unravels the reasons as to why he became this fucked up chaotic junky and is one of the saddest things I've ever read. What makes a man inject citirc acid into himself?
Many (though by no means all) working class people live in poorer accomodation with higher crime rates, and are therefore closer to areas where people are dealing drugs. I guess many addicts start because of a lack of anything else to do, and many dealers start because it's an easy way of making money in an area otherwise restricted in opportunities.