NAMSDL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to comprehensive, integrative and effective state drug laws, policies and programs
History

Formed in 1993, NAMSDL began as the President’s Commission on Model State Drug Laws. This congressionally established commission was charged with creating a model code of laws to help states effectively address alcohol and other drug abuse.

The commission was strictly bipartisan; 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats from across the nation. All state and local leaders and the commissioners came from all walks of life, each possessing expertise in some aspect of the alcohol and other substance abuse problem. They included an urban mayor, a superior court judge, state legislators, a child advocate, a housing specialist, attorneys general, police chiefs, treatment providers, district attorneys and private practice lawyers.

The commissioners were a diverse group who, at first, had seemingly little in common except their appointment to the commission. But that diversity proved to be a strength, not a weakness. Their task, as noted by Vice-Chair of the Alliance, Ralph Brown was, “To talk to people on the front lines of the alcohol and other substance abuse problem and talk to those who have done some of the next thinking on the subject and then to cull and collect good ideas and programs and distill these ideas and experiences into model drug laws.”

The commissioners held five public hearings (Detroit, Philadelphia, San Diego, Tampa and Washington, D. C.) and several working sessions to draft legislative proposals. They conducted site visits to three alcohol and other drug treatment programs and listened to and met with hundreds of individuals, agencies and groups.

Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Controlled Substance Analogues (CSA)
Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and Controlled Substance Analogues (CSA) Archive
NPS and CSA Legislative Information Archive
2014
2013
2012
2011
Analogue-Specific Archive
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
Types of Authorized Recipients
Access and Registration
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Archive
Administration of PDMPs Archive
2014
2013
Data Reporting and Retention Archive
2014
Types of Authorized Recipients Archive
2014
2013
Access and Registration Archive
2015 (no files)
2014
2012 (no files)
PDMPs and Privacy Archive
2014
2012 (no files)
State Profiles Archives
General Information Archive
2013 (no files)
2009 (no files)
Marijuana Archive
Personal Non-Medical Use Archive
2015
Medicinal Use Archive
2014
2013 (no files)
2012
Marijuana - General Information Archive
Methamphetamine and Precursor
Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine - Limitations on OTC Sales
Methamphetamine and Precursor Archive
Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine - Limitations on OTC Sales Archive
2012
2011 (no files)
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2005 (no files)
Other Methamphetamine Topics Archive
2010 (no files)
Naloxone Archive
Pain Management and Prescribing Practices
Pain Management and Prescribing Practices Archive
Bill Status Updates Archive
Pain Management Archive
2013
Prescription Drugs and Pharmacies Archive
2006 (no files)
Alcohol Archive
2014
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2007