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Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, & Diversion: Overview of State Legislative & Policy Initiatives, Part 3:
Part 3: Prescribing of Controlled Substance For Non-Cancer Pain
Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction, & Diversion: Overview of State Legislative & Policy Initiatives, Part 2:
Part 2: State Regulation of Pain Clinics & Legislative Trends
Applying Federal Commerce & State Police Powers to Reduce Rx Drug Abuse
Although public perception sees prescription medications as inherently safer than illicit street drugs, prescription opioids caused 14,800 deaths in 2008, which is more than cocaine and heroin combined.
NCOIL: Proposed Best Practices to Address Opioid Abuse, Misuse & Diversion
To be considered by the NCOIL Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Health, LTC & Health Retirement Issues Committees at the November 21 to 24, 2013, NCOIL Annual Meeting.
State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PMPs) Part 1:
The National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL) and the National Safety Council (NSC) present a three-part overview to assist federal, state and local policymakers, criminal justice and health care professionals, drug and alcohol specialists...
Controlled Substances & Prescription Drugs
A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government and whose general availability is restricted. Controlled substances are subject to legislative control.
From Maine to California, and every village and hamlet in between, Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, Governors, Attorneys General, frontline officers, and treatment providers have all said that the number one escalating issue is prescription drugs...the pills.
Alcohol use disorders are medical conditions that doctors can diagnose when a patient's drinking causes distress or harm. In the United States, about 18 million people have an alcohol use disorder, classified as either alcohol dependence—perhaps better known as alcoholism—or alcohol abuse.
Continuum of Addiction Treatment Services
Drug and alcohol abuse is often complex in nature and permeates every facet of an individual's life. The individual's personal health and functioning within the family unit suffers; obligations in the workplace and community suffer.