Drug abuse in various forms is rampant, even some of prescription drugs, which usually are controlled substances, are being abused and often not by the intended patient.
A report from National Institue of Drug Abuse says:
According to results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 2.4 million Americans used prescription drugs nonmedically for the first time within the past year, which averages to approximately 6,600 initiates per day. More than one-half were females and about a third were aged 12 to 17. Although prescription drug abuse affects many Americans, certain populations, such as youth, older adults, and women, may be at particular risk.
One of the most frustrating things when it comes to being a law enforcement officer and working to descrease the prescence of drugs in your community is learning how to identify which pill is what. There are hundreds of various pill forms of narcotics and while you may have seen a brochure at some point during training- it’s going to be difficult to remember all the varieties, and the changes that may occur over time. Enter iPharmacy into the equation and you’ll have an easy to use, always updated pill identifier at your fingertips.
The app, recommended by officer.com as one of the top among 20 apps for iPhone and android on duty has an easy to understand controlled substance guide, which will allow law enforcement to know right away what category the pill falls into and therefore easier to determine the type of charge that should be brought up against the suspect. This would be the case for many states that have distinguished between levels for schedules, I, II, III, IV, and V. In many states, each schedule carries a different maximum fine and jail time.
Law enforcement being up to date with pill identification is vital in the day to day operations. Every officer should have this app handy and ready to use on a daily basis.
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