Prescription Drug Abuse

In 2011, nationwide, more than 14 million people reported nonmedical use of prescription drugs in the past year.  Chronic nonmedical use of prescription drugs increased by about 75% between 2002-2003 and 2009-2010. Nevada is ranked second in the nation for the amount of hydrocodone and oxycodone consumed per 100,000 people. (AG) The Nevada State Medical Association participates in workgroups which provide policy recommendations.


Resources

Free CME from Federation of State Medical Boards

Attorney General’s Substance Abuse Working Group

Centers for Disease Control

Governor’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Council