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Wednesday
May042016

NDCI Releases New Fact Sheet on Prescription Drug Misuse

The National Drug Court Institute announces the release of a new Drug Court Practitioner Fact Sheet:  Understanding and Detecting Prescription Drug Misuse and Misuse Disorders.  

This fact sheet is designed for drug court professionals. It describes prescription drug misuse and provides information on:

  • The attributes of the most commonly misused and addictive prescription drugs
  • The extent and consequences of misuse
  • Side effects and toxicity
  • Characteristics of those who are most likely to misuse prescription drugs
  • Signs and symptoms of misuse

Ways to identify and treat those who may have developed a drug use disorder, including a section on medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder