Controlled Substances

Information related to drug abuse, naloxone, and DEA requirements for take-back.

These materials are for informational purposes only and are not intended to provide medical or legal advice. Please consult your local Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health, and/or DEA District Office, or any other applicable agency, for specific requirements in your state regarding the information provided.



  • Opioid Need to Know
    Patient’s general information about Opioid Drugs, associated risks and precautions to be taken.

Opioids Overdose

  • Overdose Flyer
    Patient Educational tool regarding opioid drugs and associated risk of overdose. Contains additional links to resources for Opioid Treatment Programs
  • Opioid Overdose Toolkit

Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Prescription Drug Dispensing Red Flags

  • Video, "Red Flags," from the NABP 110th Annual Meeting
    The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) and the Anti-Diversion Industry Working Group (ADIWG), created an educational video for pharmacists to help them identify the warning signs of prescription drug abuse and diversion when dispensing controlled substance prescriptions.

Disposal of Controlled Substances

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