Substance use

Substance Use Sleeping pills are used to treat insomnia. Physicians advise hypnotic drugs to patients who are suffering from depression and anxiety that keep them from sleeping properly. Use of such drugs seem to be efficient for the time being but in the long run, the patient gets addicted to them and will not be able to sleep without these pills even when he is good at health. Drugs anti-anxiety drugs like benzodiazepines, antidepressants and beta-blockers, but these drugs do not produce a long lasting effect.
2. One argument that supports prescriptive authority of psychologists is that many non-clinicians, nurses and pharmacists who have spent less years in clinical pharmacology, have prescriptive authority then why not psychologists who are authentic clinicians. Also, this authority will make access to medication a lot easier. Those who oppose it argue that psychology curriculum should not contain biomedical approach in it and this should be restricted to clinicians only. They also argue that non-clinicians such as nurses also found it hard to gain prescriptive authority in earlier times but this caused loss to the medical community.
3. Alcohol consumption, in U. S., is considered to be legal after the age of eighteen but this does not mean that teens do not consume it. Teenage binge drinking has increased since last decade since kids and teens get it through one way or another. There are 52% adults who report that they are current regular drinkers (“ Vital and Health Statistics”). The facts and statistics are different for people belonging to different religions, ethnicity and regions in U. S. “ Worldwide recorded per capita consumption has remained stable at around 4. 3–4. 7 litres of pure alcohol since 1990”, according to World Health Organization (8).
Works Cited
World Health Organization. Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health. WHO, 2011. Web. 15 July 2011. .
“ Vital and Health Statistics.” Summary Health Statistics for U. S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009. Web. 15 July 2011. .