Examining	  What’s	  Happening	  Across	  America	                April	  10-­‐12,	  2012	      Walt	  Disney	  World	  Sw...
Accepted	  Learning	  Objec?ves:	  1.  Analyze	  the	  characteris?cs	  of	  effec?ve	  programs	      designed	  to	  redu...
Disclosure Statement•  Frances Harding, Robert Morrison,   Sherry Green and Steve Pasierb have     disclosed no relevant, ...
The	  Complex	  Issue	  of	  	  Prescrip3on	  Drug	  Abuse:	  	   The	  Role	  of	  Preven3on	                            ...
SAMHSA	  VISION	  	                             5	  
What	  Do	  Americans	  	  Believe	  About	  AddicEon?	           Only one in five think less           of a friend/relati...
The	  Impact	  of	  PrescripEon	  Drug	  Abuse	                   •  Prescrip?on	  drug	  overdose	                      d...
The	  Impact	  of	  PrescripEon	  Drug	  Abuse	        •  In	  2009,	  50	  percent	  of	  all	  drug-­‐related	  emergenc...
PrescripEon	  Drug	  Abuse	  Affects	  Everyone	                      • 	  	  	  Sadly,	  the	  data	  show	  that	  infant...
A	  NaEonal	  Call	  to	  AcEon	  
NaEonal	  PrescripEon	  Drug	  Abuse	       PrevenEon	  Strategy	                   •  Prescriber	  and	  consumer	       ...
PrescripEon	  Drug	  Monitoring	  Programs	  Source:	  The	  Na-onal	  Alliance	  for	  Model	  State	  Drug	  Laws	  	  
InformaEon	  is	  Power	  
CommuniEes	  Are	  Making	  a	  Difference	  
Let’s	  Work	  Together	  to	  Stop	  This	  
Collabora3on	  is	  the	  Key!	   	  	  	  Center	  for	  Behavioral	  Health	  StaEsEcs	  and	  Quality	   	  	  	  Cen...
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Examining What's Happening Across America
National Rx Drug Abuse Summit 4-11-12

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Frances Harding

  1. 1. Examining  What’s  Happening  Across  America   April  10-­‐12,  2012   Walt  Disney  World  Swan  Resort  
  2. 2. Accepted  Learning  Objec?ves:  1.  Analyze  the  characteris?cs  of  effec?ve  programs   designed  to  reduce  the  growth  of  prescrip?on   drug  abuse  and  provide  evidence-­‐based   programs  that  can  be  replicated  in  rural  and   urban  communi?es.  2.  Iden?fy  common-­‐interest  issues  related  to   grassroots  preven?on  and  treatment  programs.  3.  Describe  available  resources  to  advocate  for   change,  with  specific  focus  on  model     state  drug  laws.  
  3. 3. Disclosure Statement•  Frances Harding, Robert Morrison, Sherry Green and Steve Pasierb have   disclosed no relevant, real or apparent personal or professional financial relationships.
  4. 4. The  Complex  Issue  of    Prescrip3on  Drug  Abuse:     The  Role  of  Preven3on   Frances  M.  Harding,  Director   SAMHSA’s  Center  for  Substance  Abuse  Preven?on  
  5. 5. SAMHSA  VISION     5  
  6. 6. What  Do  Americans    Believe  About  AddicEon?   Only one in five think less of a friend/relative in recovery from an addiction … … and about one in three think less of someone currently addicted Yet, two-thirds think addiction can be prevented … … and three-quarters think recovery is possible
  7. 7. The  Impact  of  PrescripEon  Drug  Abuse   •  Prescrip?on  drug  overdose   deaths  now  exceed  deaths   from  cocaine  and  heroin.     •  American  deaths  from   prescrip?on  drug  overdoses   are  now  second  only  to  motor   vehicle  fatali?es.   •  Non-­‐medical  use  of   prescrip?on  painkillers:  $72.5   billion  annually  in  direct  health   care  costs  to  health  insurers.    
  8. 8. The  Impact  of  PrescripEon  Drug  Abuse   •  In  2009,  50  percent  of  all  drug-­‐related  emergency   department  visits  involved  nonmedical  use  of   prescrip?on  or  over-­‐the-­‐counter  drugs.   •  40  percent  of  teens  think  prescrip?on  drugs  are   “much  safer”  than  illegal  drugs.   •  55  percent  of  persons  12  and  up  who  used   prescrip?on  pain  relievers  nonmedically  in  the  past   year  received  them  from  a  friend  or  relayive  for  free.   •  Number  of  drug-­‐dependent  newborns  has  doubled,   tripled,  or  more  over  the  past  decade.  
  9. 9. PrescripEon  Drug  Abuse  Affects  Everyone   •       Sadly,  the  data  show  that  infants  are  born              dependent  on  painkillers.   o         In  Florida:  the  number  of  babies  with    withdrawal  syndrome  soared  from  354    in   2006  to  1.374  in  2010  –  a  rise  of    almost  300   percent.   •       Teens  get  prescrip?ons  from  friends  and  family:   o     From  the  medicine  cabinet   o     From  fellow  students   •         Adults  and  older  people,  too,  are  affected.  
  10. 10. A  NaEonal  Call  to  AcEon  
  11. 11. NaEonal  PrescripEon  Drug  Abuse   PrevenEon  Strategy   •  Prescriber  and  consumer   educa?on/awareness   •  Expanded  and  enhanced  use  of   prescrip?on  drug  monitoring   programs.   •  Educa?on/awareness  about  safe   disposal  of  unused  medicines.  
  12. 12. PrescripEon  Drug  Monitoring  Programs  Source:  The  Na-onal  Alliance  for  Model  State  Drug  Laws    
  13. 13. InformaEon  is  Power  
  14. 14. CommuniEes  Are  Making  a  Difference  
  15. 15. Let’s  Work  Together  to  Stop  This  
  16. 16. Collabora3on  is  the  Key!         Center  for  Behavioral  Health  StaEsEcs  and  Quality         Center  for  Mental  Health  Services         Center  for  Substance  Abuse  PrevenEon         Center  for  Substance  Abuse  Treatment   www.samhsa.gov  

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