Annotated Bibliography: Prescription Drug Use Research Pradel

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[. . .] Using grounded theory strategies, the researchers conducted interviews, then coded answers to find six main themes emerge from participant responses: "pill mills," on-site pharmacies, liberal prescribing habits, "sponsoring" drug diversion, pain doctor/pharmacy shopping, and falsifying symptoms/documentation. Results should provide insights for law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and industry as they attempt to develop appropriate policy initiatives and recommendations for best practices.

Article 7:

Hamilton, G.J. (2009). PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE, Psychology in the Schools, 46(9), DOI: 10.1002/pits.20429

This article presented current statistics on nonmedical use of both categories of prescription medications by high school and college students. Research suggested that two categories of prescription drugs that are commonly used among high school and college students are pain killers and those prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The researcher provided both demographic and behavioral characteristics of students who are most likely to engage in intentional abuse of stimulants and pain medications as well as stated motivations for use.

Article 8:

Becker, W.C., Fiellin, D.A., Gallagher, R.M., Barth, K.S., Ross, J.T. And Oslin, D.W. (2009). The Association Between Chronic Pain and Prescription Drug Abuse in Veterans. PAIN MEDICINE, 10(3).

Researchers sought to investigate the association between chronic pain and self-reported prescription drug abuse in a large cohort of patients referred from primary care for a behavioral health assessment. Researchers performed a cross-sectional analysis of responses to a telephone assessment administered to patients referred for a behavioral health evaluation between April 25, 2005 and October 31, 2007. Utilizing both descriptive statistics and multivariable associations such as age, gender, race, financial status, employment, current smoking, drinking problem, past-year illicit drug use, depression, and chronic pain, the researchers found specific variables associated with self-reported prescription drug abuse in primary care patients. Chronic pain is associated both with an indication for prescribing opioids and with abuse of prescription medications.

Article 9:

McCauley, J.L, Danielson, C.K., Amstadter, A.B., Ruggiero, J.K., Resnick, H.S., Hanson, R.F., Smith, D.W., Saunders, B.E., and Kilpatrick, D.G. (2010). The role of traumatic event history in non-medical use of prescription drugs among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 51(1), pp 84 -- 93 doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02134.x

Researchers examined potentially traumatic events, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other substance use, and delinquent behavior as potential correlates of past-year non-medical use of prescription drugs. Using a nationally representative sample of 3,614 non-institutionalized, civilian, English-speaking adolescents (aged 12 -- 17 years) residing in households with a telephone was selected. Non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) was endorsed by 6.7% of the sample (n = 242). The final multivariable model showed that lifetime history of delinquent behavior, other forms of substance use/abuse, history of witnessed violence, and lifetime history of PTSD were significantly associated with increased likelihood of NMUPD.

Article 10:

Higgins, G.E., Mahoney, M., Ricketts, M.L. (2009). Non-Social Reinforcement of the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs: A partial test of social learning and self-control theories. Journal of Drug Issues. 949-964.

Researchers examined the explanation of the nonmedical use of prescription drugs to test the comparative utility of two theories of drug use (i.e., social learning theory and self-control theory) on the nonmedical use of prescription drug use. Using data from the 2006 Monitoring the Future Survey, they found that both theories have a link with the nonmedical use of prescription drugs. A consistent theme was that social learning theory had a consistent link with the nonmedical use of prescription drugs. However, self-control and nonsocial reinforcement have inconsistent links with the nonmedical use of prescription… [END OF PREVIEW]

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