Coming to terms with the nonmedical use of prescription medications

Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2008 Nov 18;3:22. doi: 10.1186/1747-597X-3-22.

Abstract

In this commentary we highlight limitations with the way nonmedical use of prescription medications has been measured in U.S. national studies. We also offer an alternative way of conceptualizing the nonmedical use of prescription medications for future study.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Data Collection / methods
  • Epidemiologic Research Design*
  • Humans
  • Motivation
  • Prescription Drugs*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
  • United States / epidemiology

Substances

  • Prescription Drugs