Prevention Prescription Drug Misuse:
Prevention Strategies from the Research Literature
NMUPD Strategies Webinar Series
The webinars provided by SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) in April & May 2017 on the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs (NMUPD) focused on strategies related to supply reduction, demand reduction, and harm reduction. Each webinar included an overview of how strategy selection fits into the Strategic Prevention Framework and strategies that would impact each of the prevention areas (supply, demand, harm). As well, the webinars provided information about each strategy related to risk and protective factors, general tasks involved, target audiences, potential partners, evidence of effectiveness, and both advantages and disadvantages of each strategy. Webinar recordings and power point slides can be found here.
As Virginia CSBs and PFS communities are selecting strategies for their strategies plan, these webinars would be a helpful resource for expanding understanding of strategies and could provide ideas for tasks to include in the action plan and potential partners to consider when implementing activities. Webinar information will also help communities understand effectiveness of individual strategies and how to develop a comprehensive approach to addressing NMUPD.
CAPT included several key resources that can be found on their website to support strategic planning efforts including:
CAPT Decision Support Tools: Prevention Prescription Drug Misuse: Programs and Strategies https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/preventing-prescription-drug-misuse-programs-strategies
a. This decision support tool provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.
2. CAPT Resources to Support Opioid Misuse and Abuse Prevention http://www.castri.org/CAPT-Resources-Opioids.pdf
a. This fact sheet provides links to Decision Support Tools, Other Tools, Compiled Data Sources, Archived Webinars, Featured Web Articles, Prevention Collaboration in Action Toolkit,
3. Addressing Opioid Overdose: Understanding Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies https://captconnect.edc.org/sites/captconnect.edc.org/files/PDO%20Brief_revised_032117%20%281%29_1.pdf
a. This guide links risk factors to strategies for prevention opioid overdose
4. Environmental Strategies to Prevention the Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs https://captconnect.edc.org/portal/2463 (If you do not already have one, you may need to set up an account with CAPT to access this resource)
a. This guide is organized according to seven types of environmental change strategies identified in our review of the literature: education, tracking and monitoring, retail access, proper medication disposal, enforcement, harm reduction, and multicomponent strategies. For each strategy, we provide a record that contains the following information: strategy name, description, objectives, typical elements, population groups, outcomes, guidelines for implementation, and references.