The controlled substance database is a web-based tool developed to assist licensed prescribers, dispensers, law enforcement personnel, and regulatory boards. Licensed prescribers, dispensers, and law enforcement personnel must apply to access the controlled substance database through the Alabama Department of Public Health’s (ADPH) Security Portal System.
To obtain instructions on how to apply to access the controlled substance database, please review the following resources:
If additional assistance is needed, please contact the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Technical Support Desk at 1-800-225-6998 (option 8).
Security Portal System Online Registration
Licensed pharmacists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and practitioners must be licensed in the state of Alabama to apply to access the controlled substance database. If you do not hold an Alabama license, visit Related Links to find and apply with the appropriate licensing board. To request access to the PDMP controlled substance database, click on the appropriate application below and select the "create an account" link located in the "I want to..." section.
Law Enforcement Application
State, Local, and Federal law enforcement personnel
Physician Assistant Application
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife
Practitioner is defined as “a medical, dental, podiatric, optometric, or veterinary medical practitioner licensed to practice in this state and authorized to prescribe, dispense, or furnish controlled substance under the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act.”
After you have applied to access the controlled substance database online, please be mindful to mail the original PDMP Access Request form to ADPH. This information will be referenced initially in the email confirmation you will receive from the Security Portal System.
Mail the original PDMP Access Request Form to:
Alabama Department of Public Health
Bureau of Professional and Support Services
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
Note: ADPH will not accept faxed or emailed documents. All documents must be mailed to the ADPH.
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