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1. On the 21st of October 1995, Anna Wood took an ecstasy tablet at a dance party and died three days later. At such a young and thriving age, Anna Wood was just 15 years old with a loving family, many friends and a new job. On the night of the event that had taken place a series of risk behaviours were undertaken. Firstly by wanting to take an ecstasy tablet to get high as well as not having any knowledge on the actual drug. By having a broader knowledge on the drug she may have been still alive as she would’ve only had taken half due to knowing a whole tablet would be too much.

Another risk behaviour, was going around the corner to take the “E” and being too egger to take the pill. If she had waited for her friend George,
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Anna Wood was a 15 year old with a loving family, many friends and a new job. Anna and her friends were very wound up about the prospect of buying an ecstasy tablet and getting high. Anna’s friends didn’t know why she decided to take it that night, said “George” she hadn’t wanted to take it before. The attitude seen by Anna and her friends was very calm and collected taking part in the rave scene. Her attitude that night showed her taking risks as a part of the fun and forgetting Anna’s own values as a young girl with a good family background and morals as she was starting a new job.
Sociocultural relates to the society in which people live and the cultural practices and expectations that exist within these communities. Social factors are important because of the influence they have on people’s values, attitudes and behaviours related to health. Sociocultural values shape our values, determining our knowledge and affecting our health behaviours through expectations. Anna lived in an era of the 90’s as a teenager, where rave parties were at their peak, which accompanied drug usage to be very common around this period of time. When gaining entry to a club one night, Anna wood and friends decided to take an ecstasy tablet. Anna was affected by social factors which affected her health dramatically. The influence her friends had on her at the rave party would have made her


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