Capstone Papers-Public Health Care Problems
Public Health Care Problems
The leading public health care problems in the U.S. are:
Consumption of alcohol, nicotine, OTC drugs, and prescription drugs
The count for people suffering from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year is on the rise. This figure translates to approximately 57.7 million people currently (National Institute of Mental Disorder, 2008).
In relation to problems regarding drugs, consumption of alcohol is considered as the leading problem. In addition, the consumption of Nicotine, OTC drugs, and prescription drugs are other prominent issues (McKenzie, Pinger, & Kotecki, 2008).
Based on these statements, create a report in a Microsoft Word document, discussing the following:
What are the two major types of abused drugs and the age groups most likely to use them? Why is drug usage prevalent among these populations?
What roles should the state governments’ or private health agencies or organizations play in order to prevent and control drug abuse?