A pair of directors from Rogers Memorial Hospital were among the authors of a recently released report on prescription drug abuse in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse report, “Reducing Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse: A Call to Action,” contains 32 recommendations grouped into eight broad areas that, if implemented, aim to significantly reduce prescription drug abuse in Wisconsin.
“The misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription medications is a growing problem in many Wisconsin communities and across the nation,” said Dr. Michael Miller, medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital. “The workgroup’s recommendations are a starting point for actions that can be taken at the state and local levels, as well as by health care providers and other key stakeholders who are interested in curtailing this epidemic.”
Miller and Dr. Pamela Bean, director of research at Rogers, were part of the 20-member controlled substances workgroup which drafted the recommendations in the report. Miller also gave a presentation at the Safe Communities Drug Poisoning Summit: Stop the Overdose Epidemic, held January 30, 2012 in Madison.
The complete report is available online.
Rogers Memorial Hospital offers wide range of treatment options for those looking for recovery from substance-use disorders. Rogers provides day treatment at three locations in southeastern Wisconsin, detoxification, and is home to the Herrington Recovery Center, a residential center offering comprehensive, confidential treatment for substance-use disorders in a modern, yet comfortable environment.
For additional information about addictions recovery at Rogers, call 800-767-4411 or complete a request for a screening online.