NAMSDL is dedicated to increasing the impact of state laws, policies and protocols aimed at reducing substance use disorders in our nation’s families and communities in the following areas:
Prevention and Intervention
We create model laws and policies to promote evidence-based prevention and intervention activities to stop underage alcohol use, to reduce the inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances, to ensure patients understand the risks and benefits of a prescribed controlled substance medication and to stop children and adults from initiating the use of an illicit substance or misusing a prescription drug.
We draft model laws and policies to ensure educators, healthcare providers, first responders, criminal justice officials, child protective service professionals and others are trained and funded to identify and refer those with substance use disorders for assessment and treatment, and that all modalities of treatment are funded and available at clinically appropriate levels for those who need it.
We develop model laws and policies to create and enhance the infrastructure required to support individuals who are in recovery from a substance use disorder to live a healthy and fruitful life, to raise a family in a safe and nurturing environment, to gain meaningful employment and to create meaningful relationships within the community.
We create model laws and policies that reduce the stigma and impediments to the use of lifesaving overdose reversal medications, that promote the broadest possible access to those medications, and that ensure comprehensive financial support for the
dispensing, distribution, and use of the medication via private insurance, Medicaid, and other state funding mechanisms.
We develop model laws and policies to support effective public safety activities that ensure persons suffering from a substance use disorder avoid the criminal justice system and receive appropriate treatment instead of incarceration or otherwise receive appropriate treatment while they are involved with the criminal justice system.
NAMSDL’s strength is in our partnerships. We draw upon the expertise and experience of collaborating stakeholders in the realms of prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery support, overdose abatement and law enforcement to empower states by identifying and creating the most comprehensive, integrative and effective model laws, policies and protocols in the areas of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery support, overdose abatement and criminal justice.
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