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Drugged Driving: Implied Consent Laws, Tests and Refusals to Submit to Tests - Part 2 of 4
By Jonathan Woodruff

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Constitutional Considerations of Involuntary Commitment for Substance Use Disorder and Alcoholism - Part 1 of 2
By Heather Gray

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Drugged Driving - Part 1 of 4
By Jonathan Woodruff

Commission Background and the Model Law
Driving Under the Influence Provisions Across the Country
Zero Tolerance Standards
Specified Concentration Laws

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NAMSDL Updates
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Legislative Alerts
   State Legislative Alerts
      Methamphetamine and Precursor Drugs
      Naloxone Access and Good Samaritan Legislation
      Prescription Monitoring Programs
         Bill Status Update
   Federal Legislative Alerts
National News
   NGA and AMA Release Joint Statement
   Walgreens Announces Two New Programs to Combat Drug Abuse
   CDC Releases New Prescribing Guidelines
   HHS Proposes Changes to the Confidentiality Rules of Substance Use Disorder Records
   Prescriber Awareness Curbs Drug Abuse
   Overdose Deaths from Common Sedatives Increase
   Court Finds Hospital Did Not Violate ADA by Refusing to Hire Nurses in Drug Rehab
   CVS Pharmacy Agrees to Pay $8 million for Controlled Substance Act Violations
   Law Enforcement Guide on the Impact of Marijuana Legalization Released Read more »

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