There have been many legislative attempts at controlling the use of illicit drugs (whether prescription-type or otherwise). Why, or why not, have these attempts been effective? In your response, consider the root causes of illicit drug use. For follow-up discussion, respond to at least two of your peers.

 

There have been many legislative attempts at controlling the use of illicit drugs. Controlled substances or much more regulated today than they were even a few years ago. For example, physicians can see a patient’s prescription history very easily. They can log into a website and see which substances a patient has taken, when, how often, dosage, and they can see if a patient sees multiple physicians for the same prescription. In other words, a physician can tell based on a client’s history if he is a pill seeker. Also, all pharmacies are connected. A patient used to be able to go to multiple pharmacies to have the same prescription filled. This is no longer the case. A patient’s prescription drug use history is available to all pharmacies. This is a good way to minimize prescription substance abuse. 

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