DAPS is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to track key state laws related to drug abuse. Click on any topic area to investigate the history and features of the law, and download data and documentation for research.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment with Methadone (MAT) Laws

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) uses medications, such as Methadone, in conjunction with behavioral therapy and counseling to treat opioid addiction.

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Drugged Driving Laws

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.

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Recreational Marijuana Laws

Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, have enacted laws that legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes.

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