3287.1 APHA Education Board ATOD-SAMHSA Session: Non-medical use of prescription drugs: What we know; what we need to know; and what we can do to help

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
National surveys have indicated that use of prescription drugs for other than medical purposes has increased substantially over the past decade. Providers, parents, and patients have all become entangled in this problem in ways that, despite what are generally the best of intentions, have perpetuated a cycle of prescription drug misuse and abuse. At the individual patient care level, we need efficient and effective patient screening tools to detect prescription drug misuse in order to intervene as early as possible. At the societal level, countering the negative influence of social media is critical to stemming the tide of this worsening epidemic.
Session Objectives: Discuss the growing problem of prescription drug misuse in the United States Demonstrate screening and intervention tools for non-medical use of prescription drugs Describe the influence of social media on use of prescription drugs

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Organized by: APHA-Education Board

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

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