Published on August 9, 2013 at 4:05 AM
SAMHSA funds grant programs in communities across the nation aimed at preventing the nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Among programs and organizations that SAMHSA actively supports are the National Prescription Take-Back Day and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). These programs and resources help get people to turn in their unused prescription medication and provide a comprehensive range of educational and outreach messages to the public.
The report, entitled Emergency Department Visits Involving Nonmedical Use of Central Nervous System Stimulants among Adults Aged 18 to 34 Increased between 2005 and 2011, is based on findings from the 2005 to 2011 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) reports.
SOURCE Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)