Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Compliance by Foundation Care (December 2016)

Foundation Care shares how they have overcome the challenges to maintain compliance for all operational state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Evidence-based Practices to Optimize Prescriber Use

This report by the Pew Charitable Trusts highlights evidence-based practices to optimize prescriber use.

Highlights: 2016 State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP) Bills

The review includes relevant information on the changes made in the past year in certain areas related to PMPs.

Drugged Driving: 2016 Summary of Key Provisions of State Laws

This document is a product of NAMSDL’s extensive review and analysis of current state laws addressing driving under the influence of drugs other than alcohol. On a state-by-state basis, NAMSDL lays out laws pertaining to the standard(s) for a...

Involuntary Commitment for Individuals with a Substance Use Disorder or Alcoholism

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of state statutes regarding involuntary commitment of individuals with substance use disorders and/or alcoholism with an emphasis on inpatient involuntary treatment not related to pending criminal charges....

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.
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.
Criminal Justice
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.
Federal Issues
There is significant overlap between state and federal drug and alcohol laws and policies. This overlap requires lawmakers and policymakers to perform a balancing act when dealing with issues like constitutional privacy considerations, federal scheduling restrictions, and interstate commerce.