Controlled Substances Agreement

The success of treatment depends on mutual trust and honesty in the doctor-patient relationship and full agreement and understanding of the risks and benefits of prescribed treatment. Medications can be used to improve your quality of life and reduce symptoms. Some drugs, known as controlled substances, are regulated by federal and/or national laws to control the risk of dependence, abuse, physical or mental harm, trafficking in illicit products and the dangers associated with the actions of those who used them. Such drugs may be considered illegal for over-the-counter use, but may be legally dispensed under a valid medical prescription. Read and complete the Complete Controlled Substances Agreement (PDF) Controlled substances can minimize pain and other symptoms to improve quality of life. The purpose of this contract is to provide you with the requirements, risks and benefits for the ongoing treatment of controlled substances. Our goal is to provide safe and effective care to all our patients. Since your treatment can lead to the use of one or more of these medications for more than 30 days, your understanding of the policies, risks and benefits of this treatment is essential. University students are more likely to use and abuse drugs.

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