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The executive summary of the 1993 President's Commission on Model State Drug Laws that seeks to establish a comprehensive continuum of responses and services, encompassing prevention, education, detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and law enforcement to allow individuals and communities to fully address alcohol and other drug problems.
Infographic depicting how NAMSDL’s model warm hand‐off act complements and strengthens the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” (Pub. L. 115‐271).
A model act to elevate the single state authority to a cabinet level department because placement and visibility of the Single State Authority in the structure of government are key factors influencing the agency’s ability to do its job and accomplish its prevention, education, treatment, outreach and policy goals.
A model law that requires use of the most effective practices to transfer stabilized overdose survivors directly and immediately to clinically appropriate treatment and recovery support services.
A model law that requires use of the most effective practices to transfer stabilized overdose survivors directly and immediately to clinically appropriate treatment and recovery support services.
A model law that creates a means by which a yet-to-be-scheduled controlled substance analogue can be treated as a controlled substance even before the temporary scheduling period begins
A model law to increase law enforcement deflection programs in which officers help individuals in need access licensed substance use disorder or mental health treatment. This model was developed in collaboration with Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC) and Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) Center for Health and Justice.
A model law that provides a better way to counter the problem caused by ever-changing NPS structure by instituting a streamlined method in which the state’s controlled substance scheduling authority can quickly schedule a controlled substance for a temporary period of at least 18 months.
A package of model laws that create economic sanctions for cities, counties, and states to use to remove novel psychoactive substances from retail stores and make access to such drugs more difficult.
A model resolution directing the Single State Authority on Drugs and Alcohol to assemble a panel of parents of children who have been affected by drug and alcohol abuse and addiction to advise and make recommendations on obstacles blocking access to drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

 

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