Controlled Substance Medication 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. 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. Read and complete the Comprehensive Agreement on Controlled Substances (PDF) The purpose of this agreement is to provide you with the requirements, risks and benefits for ongoing treatment with controlled substances. Controlled substances can reduce pain and other symptoms to improve quality of life. Our goal is to provide safe and effective care to all our patients. University students are more likely to use and abuse drugs.