Review the executive summary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Learn about the harmful and costly impact of substance use in America and a proposed public health approach to address this issue in these sections:
- Reasons for Hope and Optimism
- The Time Is Right for a Surgeon General’s Report
- The Surgeon General’s Report
Read the sidebar, The Many Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Misuse.
Vision for the Future
Key issues, report findings, and the role of society in implementing an effective public health approach are detailed in these sections:
- Time for a Change
- Specific Suggestions for Key Stakeholders
Important Facts About Alcohol and Drugs
Review the types of substances prevalent in the United States. Learn facts about alcohol and drugs, including commercial and street names, uses and health effects, treatment options, and controlled substance drug schedules.