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PSW PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION TOOLKIT

The following information is intended for use by pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians as they prepare to educate their communities about prescription drug abuse.

PROVIDING AN EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION 

SUGGESTED HANDOUTS FOR PRESENTATION


GENERAL RESOURCES

RESOURCES FOR SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

RELATED RESOURCES


NATIONAL RESOURCES

  • GenerationRx Outreach Program
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Homepage: Variety of resources for students and young adults, parents and teachers, health professionals and much more. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Drug Abuse Screening Tools: Various tools for health care providers including Addiction behaviors checklist, opioid risk tool, the Brief Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST), CAGE and CAGE-AID tools, and general screening techniques. Sponsored by Purdue Pharma
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Chart: Prescription drug abuse chart that includes substance, street names, DEA schedule, and effects of intoxication. Sponsored by NIH
  • AwareRx: Information and resources on how to get informed, get involved, and get inspired. Sponsored by the Minnesota Pharmacists Foundation, American Pharmacists Association and others
  • Prescription Drug Abuse: DEA information about prescription drug abuse. Includes additional links to various sites focused on prescription drug abuse. Sponsored by DEA
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy: Information regarding prescription drug  prevention, policies, treatment and drug facts. Sponsored by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • US Department of Health and Human Services – Alcohol and Drug Information: Recent publications regarding drug and alcohol use. Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Generation Rx Initiative: Prescription drug abuse prevention resources for schools, colleges and communities.Sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy 

WISCONSIN RESOURCES

RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

  • Drug Abuse Screening Tools: Various tools for health care providers including addiction behaviors checklist, opioid risk tool, the Brief Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST), CAGE and CAGE-AID tools, and general screening techniques. Sponsored by Purdue Pharma
  • Educate Before You Medicate: Website provides information for enhanced communication between patients and health care providers about medication use. Sponsored by The National Council on Patient Information and Education
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Homepage: Variety of resources for students and young adults, parents and teachers, health professionals and much more. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse

RESOURCES FOR TEENS

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: Prescription drug abuse information for teens. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Above the Influence: Information for teens about “living above the influence” of illicit and prescription drugs. Sponsored by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
  • Teens Health: Information for teens about prescription drug abuse.  Sponsored by The Nemours Foundation

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

  • Get Smart About Drugs: DEA resources for parents about illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Sponsored by DEA
  • The Partnership at drugfree.org: Resources for parents that describe tips for prevention, intervention and treatment. Sponsored by The Partnership at drugfree.org
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Homepage: Variety of resources for students and young adults, parents and teachers, health professionals and much more. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Stop Medicine Abuse: Provides advice and resources for parents and teachers on OTC and prescription drug abuse. Sponsored by Consumer Products Healthcare Association

RESOURCES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators: Resources to increase collaboration between law enforcement, state regulators, healthcare professionals, and the pharmaceutical industry
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Homepage: Variety of resources for students and young adults, parents and teachers, health professionals and much more. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • RxPatrol: A collaborative effort between industry and law enforcement, designed to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate pharmacy theft information. Sponsored by Purdue Pharma

RESOURCES FOR IMPAIRED PROFESSIONALS

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

  • Drug Abuse - Prevention Strategies for Schools: Provides information for teachers and schools to help prevent drug use and provides information regarding how to handle situations when drug use is identified. Sponsored by the Education Resources Information Center
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Homepage: Variety of resources for students and young adults, parents and teachers, health professionals and much more. Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Stop Medicine Abuse: Provides advice and resources for parents and teachers on OTC and prescription drug abuse. Sponsored by Consumer Products Healthcare Association
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