Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

drug problems When the general public hears or thinks of “ drug problems,”

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "drug problems When the general public hears or thinks of “ drug problems,”"— Presentation transcript:

1

2 drug problems When the general public hears or thinks of “ drug problems,”

3 they tend to think of Heroin, Cocaine, Etc. Crystal Meth, Marijuana,

4 They think of drug cartels drug cartels in Mexico or Columbia, poppy fields, Guns, and k kk killings

5 But the real drug epidemic today starts with a prescription pad… and the entire supply line is within our home towns

6 As a public health issue, the misuse of prescription drugs surpass the problems from illegal drugs CONSIDER THESE STATISTICS

7 15 “… 1 in 5 high school students prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription high school students in the United States has taken a prescription drug, such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax, without a doctor’s prescription.” -CDC Press Release, June 3, 2010

8 -CDC, Unintentional Drug Poisoning in the United States, July 2010

9

10 nonmedical use Emergency Department visits involving nonmedical use of prescription narcotic rose 111% pain relievers rose 111% from 2004-2008. -CDC Press Release, June 17, 2010

11 -Georgia Bureau of Investigation

12 -CDC, Unintentional Drug Poisoning in the United States, July 2010

13 How did this come about?  A number of new drugs were brought to market in the 1990s to treat pain and depression  As a society, we medicate more conditions today than ever before  The potency of some of these drugs provide a pathway to lifetime addiction

14  Insert Dr. Norton Slides here

15 Once the chemistry in the brain changes and the body becomes addicted, it never goes back to normal / addicts never recover, they can only hope to control what they ingest

16 The result is shattered lives, broken homes, and suffering by all those around the addict

17 How do they get on the street and into the wrong hands?

18 ethicala real medical cause  An ethical doctor writing a Rx for a real medical cause (well intended) satisfy  A doctor with a regular practice over prescribing to satisfy a patient demands (grey area) pay reason  A “pill mill” doctor writing Rx for pay without a real medical reason (illegal)

19 stolenunsecure usedsold Unused drugs are stolen from unsecure medicine storage in homes and used or sold

20 lenientcareless Addicts shop for different doctors that are lenient or careless in prescribing

21  Some chronically ill patients routinely sell part of their reoccurring prescriptions  Addicts drive hundreds of miles to find pill mills

22

23

24  We don’t have to go to Mexico and fight drug cartels  We only have to look within our own State and communities for the solutions  PDMP is critical to control

25

26  Statewide Capital Campaign  Three Comprehensive Initiatives  Multiple Potential Collaborative Partners

27 The MAG Foundation was established in 1967 as a mechanism for physicians to support philanthropic projects that advance scientific medicine and public health in Georgia. The Foundation promotes a healthier patient population in the state, and each contribution enhances the integrity of the medical profession and the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship. For additional information, go to www.mag.org/foundation.www.mag.org/foundation

28  As a result of an alarming, explosive increase in prescription drug abuse across widely diverse populations, we need statewide comprehensive drug policies and programs with practical solutions resulting in measurable outcomes of behavioral changes. Creation and implementation of an educational awareness program will require a collaborative, coordinated effort sustained by multiple collaborative partners. These partners include, but are not limited to, judicial, law enforcement, education, public health, physicians, pharmacists and other allied health professionals as well as the business community.

29 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Comprehensive Drug Policy for Georgia Education PublicProfessionals Safety Methods: Disposal & Storage M EDICAL A SSOCIATION OF G EORGIA (MAG) F OUNDATION “T HINK ABOUT IT ”

30 M EDICAL A SSOCIATION OF G EORGIA (MAG) F OUNDATION “T HINK ABOUT IT ” Prescription Drug Abuse PreventionComprehensive Drug Policy for Georgia Chief Collaborative Partner Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Partners Attorney General Department of Community Health (DCH) Department of Justice (DOJ) Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Georgia Composite Medical Board Health & Human Services (HHS) Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Public Health

31 M EDICAL A SSOCIATION OF G EORGIA (MAG) F OUNDATION “T HINK ABOUT IT ” Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Safety Methods: Disposal & Storage Disposal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) HospitalsLaw Enforcement Pharmacy Associations (Envelopes) Safe Storage Centers for Disease Control (CDC) In Home Lock Boxes (Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, etc.)

32 Prescription Drug Abuse PreventionEducation PublicPharmacistsPhysician Allied Health Professionals M EDICAL A SSOCIATION OF G EORGIA (MAG) F OUNDATION “T HINK ABOUT IT ”

33 M EDICAL A SSOCIATION OF G EORGIA (MAG) F OUNDATION “T HINK ABOUT IT ” Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Education Public Peer Counselor Program Home Builders Association Architects Association Chambers & Other Business Associations Department of Community Health (DCH) Promotion & Advertising Television Newspaper Social Media Speakers Bureau Foundation Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Foundation Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Schools Board of Education Colleges High Schools Middle Schools Elementary Schools After School Programs Parent Support Organzations Scouts YMCA Recreational Centers Others to be Determined Religious Organizations Civic Groups Senior Citizen Centers

34 M EDICAL A SSOCIATION OF G EORGIA (MAG) F OUNDATION “T HINK ABOUT IT ” Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Education Physician Specialty Societies Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (GAAP) Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (GAOBGYN) Georgia College of Emergency Physicians (GCEP) Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons (GACS) Georgia Orthopedic Society (GOS) Georgia Chapter American College of Physicians (GAACP) Georgia Dental Association Georgia Neurological Society Georgia Neurosurgical Society (GNS) Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO) Georgia Urological Association (GUA) Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA) Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

35 M EDICAL A SSOCIATION OF G EORGIA (MAG) F OUNDATION “T HINK ABOUT IT ” Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Education PharmacistsAllied Health Professionals Georgia Poison Control Georgia Medical Group Managers Association Hospice PrivateHospital TherapistsHospitals Home Health Care Druge Abuse Centers Georgia Nurse Practitioners Assoiciation Georgia Physician Assistant Assoication Coroners Association Drug Coalitions Georgia Nursing Home Association

36 Physicians Prescribe Prudently

37 Pharmacists Dispense Attentively

38 Public Use, Store & Dispose Judiciously

39

40 Kris McCall 678.303.9284 kmccall@mag.org Medical Association of Georgia Foundation, Inc. Medical Association of Georgia Foundation, Inc. 1849 The Exchange Suite 200 Atlanta, Georgia 30339


Download ppt "drug problems When the general public hears or thinks of “ drug problems,”"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google