President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis - Interim Report

This report describes the preliminary recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

NPS and Analogues: 2017 Bill Status Update

This document provides a summary of legislation and regulation introduced during calendar year 2017 that pertains to novel psychoactive substances (“NPS”) and controlled substance analogues. The summary is divided into three categories of...

Highlights: Mid-Year 2017 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMP) Bills

This document highlights the latest trends in 2017 PMP bills and how state legislators are shaping the future of PMPs.

Mandated Use of State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PMPs) - Highlights of Key State Requirements

This document describes the similarities and differences among state mandated PMP use provisions for prescribers. It reflects the increasing refinements by state officials who are trying to use the mandate to increase PMP use by health care...

NPS and Analogues: Summary of State Laws

This document is a product of NAMSDL’s extensive review and analysis of current state laws addressing novel psychoactive substances (“NPS”) and controlled substance analogues. On a state-by-state basis, NAMSDL lays out laws pertaining to many issues,...

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.