Casey is a 48 year old man who visits his primary care physician. He complains of insomnia, anxiety, frequent acid indigestion and fatigue. On his blood panel, he shows some impairment of his liver functioning.

Instructions: This week, you were provided an overview of the classifications of drugs as well as the basics on the brain and drugs. Considering this information, review each of the following scenarios and then complete the following tasks.
Scenario A:
Casey is a 48 year old man who visits his primary care physician. He complains of insomnia, anxiety, frequent acid indigestion and fatigue. On his blood panel, he shows some impairment of his liver functioning. He is borderline diabetic and has hypertension.
Scenario B:
Matilda is a 33 year old woman who comes into an emergency room complaining of severe lower back pain, An x-ray is negative. She is restless and agitated, has a runny nose, and complains of an upset stomach. Her vital signs are normal.
Scenario C:
Chris and his wife are seeing you for marriage and family therapy. Chris works in the financial industry in a high-paced stressful environment. His wife says Chris hardly sleeps and does not eat regularly. His moods are erratic. The couple has some financial problems, which Chris attributes to bad investments. The couple was court-ordered to counseling following a domestic violence incident.
Tasks: Review the three case scenarios and then answer the following
1. From the information provided which drugs, or drug classifications do you think each person is struggling with? Justify your answer with examples from the scenario and readings. Remember to cite any sources you choose to incorporate
2. Which classifications of drugs is the most dangerous in your opinion?
3. What responsibility do law and public policy makers have when it comes to illicit drugs and alcohol? What are the public policy implications of drug use in the United States from your view?

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