Prescription drug misuse is a complex public health problem. Discover resources for addressing the misuse of prescription medication.
Binge drinking is a serious but preventable public health problem, associated with serious risks, multiple chronic diseases and even death. Find out about public health interventions and resources to reduce binge drinking.
Alcohol is the top preventable cause of birth defects, yet many birthing parents drink during pregnancy. This guide explains the risks of drinking while pregnant.
Homelessness negatively affects physical and mental health. Public health efforts can improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population.
Each year, there are more than one million drug possession arrests in the United States, according to the Drug Policy Alliance. Some public health professionals argue that the criminal justice method to address drug use is not effective in fixing the problem. Instead, they suggest an alternative solution that focuses less on punishment of the individual and more on their health—the decriminalization of drugs.
By addressing the root causes of violent crime, public health leaders can minimize health disparities experienced by marginalized communities.
More states are legalizing medical and recreational cannabis markets. This guide can help you have informed conversations around cannabis as its proliferation grows.
When someone is experiencing a behavioral emergency, there are several ways to ensure appropriate and effective mental health interventions.
Mutual aid refers to the voluntary exchange of resources between community members. Here is how to get involved in local mutual aid efforts.
Public health professionals can effectively support and consult organizations on practices that best contribute to young people’s mental health. Read this guide to learn more public health resources available.