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CESAR: Center for Substance Abuse Research

Current Substance Abuse Legislation

Use this form to search our online database of pending and approved legislation concerning prescription drugs and controlled substances. Information is provided by state on topics like the handling of unused prescriptions, the reuse of prescription drugs and the disposal of prescription drugs; references to controlled substance statutes are also included.

Each citation includes the number, title, subject, reference URL, and, when possible, the actual text of the legislation. These citations were collected from the LexisNexis (tm) Academic database in addition to individual state government websites.

Other Resources:
  • The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities
  • State Legislative Actions Targeting Methamphetamine
  • National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
  • We are aware that the status and content of legislation changes frequently. If you have any corrections, updates or additions to what we have posted for your state, please contact the CESAR library at

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