According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 10 million people aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs. As more states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana and with the high prevalence of prescription drug use in the United States, drugged driving has become a public health issue. In response, states have passed laws intended to decrease traffic accidents and deaths related to drugged driving.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) uses medications, such as Methadone, in conjunction with behavioral therapy and counseling to treat opioid addiction. MAT with methadone is required to be distributed to individuals through an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). MAT with methadone for opioid addiction is subject to federal law, with specific requirements such as physician evaluations, toxicology testing, counseling, and treatment planning. Some states go beyond what is required by the federal law and place stricter restrictions on OTPs, while other states simply defer to the federal law.
At the federal level, the sale and possession of marijuana is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
This special supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice presents 13 original articles using theory and methods from the field of legal epidemiology. The supplement issue includes nine original research articles and four commentaries that explore the past, present, and future of the field.
The articles are:
This dataset provides a general overview of 12 regulatory areas related to abortion in the United States, and includes laws, case law, and attorney general opinions in effect as of December 1, 2019.
This dataset includes state laws establishing advertising restrictions for abortion, as well as case law and attorney general opinions affecting the enforceability of these laws, in effect as of December 1, 2019.
This dataset includes laws from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in effect as of December 1, 2019 that ban abortion, as well as case law and attorney general opinions that affect the enforceability of these laws.
This dataset captures state laws that establish standards for abortion provider qualifications, in effect as of December 1, 2019, as well as case law and attorney general opinions that affect the enforceability of these laws.