An Overview of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs and Criminal Justice Issues in Canada
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- 1. Methodology
- 2. Epidemiology Of The Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Canada
- 2.1. Prevalence of Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids (NMUPO)
- 2.2. Prevalence of Non-Medical Use of Benzodiazepines (NMUBD)
- 3. Who is using prescription drugs non-medically (e.g. , gender, age, and socioeconomic differences)?
- 4. How and under what circumstances are individuals obtaining prescription drugs for non-medical use? Are there links to organized crime or other criminal networks?
- 5. What are the health implications for those
who use prescription drugs non-medically (e.g. , dependence, other illicit drug
use, co-morbidity, treatment utilization)?
- 5.1. NMUPO Health Risks
- 5.2. NMUBD Health Risks
- 6. What are the societal implications of the increase in non-medical use of prescription drugs?
- 7. What are the criminal justice policy issues for addressing the non-medical use of prescription drugs?
- 8. Issues not addressed/Conclusions
- Reference List
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