Strategies to Address Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
Learning Areas:Clinical medicine applied in public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Identify the trends regarding prescription drug misuse and abuse based on the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, Drug Abuse Warning Network, and the Treatment Episode Data Set. Define the risk factors for potential misuse or abuse or prescription medications. - Demonstrate the current trends and challenges regarding treatment with methadone and buprenorphine - Describe the effective policies and activities to reduce/eliminate diversion. Define evidence-based practices and understand their importance Define the potential impact of Health Reform and SAMHSA’s role regarding behavioral health and the ACA.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. H. Westley Clark leads the agency's efforts to provide effective and accessible treatment to all Americans with addictive disorders. Dr. Clark's areas of expertise include substance abuse treatment, methadone maintenance, pain management, dual diagnosis, psychopharmacology, anger management, and medical and legal issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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