Prescription Drug Abuse: Reduction Efforts and Federal Role


Darla B. Greer (Editor)

Series: Alcohol and Drug Abuse
BISAC: PSY038000

An estimated 6.5 million individuals currently abuse prescription drugs in the United States. Unlike policy on street drugs, federal policy on prescription drug abuse is complicated by the need to maintain access to prescription controlled substances (PCS) for legitimate medical use. Prescription drug abuse is not limited to addiction; it includes, for example, taking a medication for the purpose of getting high or taking a medication that was prescribed for someone else. This book discusses reduction efforts and the federal role in prescription drug abuse. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Prescription Drug Abuse
(Erin Bagalman, Lisa N. Sacco, Susan Thaul and Brian T. Yeh)

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
(Kristin Finklea, Lisa N. Sacco and Erin Bagalman)

Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States: Current Activities and Future Opportunities
(Behavioral Health Coordinating Committee, Prescription Drug Abuse Subcommittee)


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