4072.0 Prescription Drug Misuse: Predictors, Measuring & Related Factors

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Prescription medication misuse, overdose, and death have become increasing public health issues over the past several years. This session will examine some of the epidemiologic factors related to prescription medication misuse and the interaction of behavioral factors and other substances of abuse with prescription medication misuse.
Session Objectives: Describe factors related to prescription medication misuse Describe the interaction between alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and prescription medication misuse Evaluate circumstances regarding prescription drug overdose and death

Identification of Factors Associated with Prescription Opioid Overdose Death Through Next-of-Kin Interviews
Erin Johnson, MPH, William Lanier, DVM, MPH, Robert Rolfs, MD, MPH and Christina Porucznik, PhD, MSPH
Identification of Behavioral Risk Factors for Medically Unsupervised Use of Prescription PAIN Medications in Utah
Connie L. Kitchens, PhD, Christina Porucznik, PhD, MSPH and Erin Johnson, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Medical Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)