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I pledge to safeguard my medicines and to talk with my family about medicine abuse.

ABOUT THE PLEDGE

Heroin & Other Opioids

Heroin and Rx medicine abuse are ravaging our communities.

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Help For an Opioid Addiction

Is your child addicted to Rx painkillers or heroin? Medication-Assisted Treatment can be life-saving. 

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RX TO HEROIN

Heroin's back. Find out why and what you can do about it.

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MIND YOUR MEDS

Safeguarding your medicine is key.

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Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds.

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Our New Film BREAKING POINTS

Watch the trailer for our new documentary exploring the stress and pressure teens face and the unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including abusing Rx stimulants.

 

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​"Out of Reach"

"Out of Reach," a short documentary created by a teen filmmaker, captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse in his school and community. 

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Recent News

Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project

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Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project

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Report: 2014 Medicine Abuse Project

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CVS: Prescription Stimulant Abuse – A Widespread Problem

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Millennium Health Partners with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kid

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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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New Survey: Misuse and Abuse of Rx Stimulants Becoming Normalized Behavior Among College Students

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Report: 2013 Medicine Abuse Project

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“Mind Your Meds” Campaign Wins Gold at First Cannes Lions Health Awards

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Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

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5 Things You Can Do at Home to #EndMedicineAbuse

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Nobody knew how bad John’s addiction was, until it was too late

​“He never asked for help because his drug—the very thing killing him—had complete control over his life.”…

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Bobby and Justin

A Tale of Two Cousins

​Despite their differences, cousins Justin and Bobby had one thing in common: An addiction to prescription medications.

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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My Son Died From Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

My Handsome, Sensitive, Funny, Talented, Smart Son Died From Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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Miss Kentucky Teen USA Jefra Bland

Miss Kentucky Teen USA Jefra Bland

​Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2009 Jefra Bland talks about her family's experience with prescription drug abuse.

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Aaron was a beloved high-achiever, until his addiction cost him his life

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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Allison

After years of struggling with addiction, Allison is picking up the pieces

​"To redeem your name and make people see that you have changed is a really hard thing…

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Toolkit: ​Infographic: Getting Smart About Medicine Abuse

Do you know that 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get…

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Toolkit: ​You’re in Control: Using Prescription Medicine Responsibly

This free brochure educates college-aged people about the risks with using prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs nonmedically.…

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Toolkit: ​Commonly-Abused Prescription Drugs

This two-page handout from NIDA includes a chart of commonly-abused prescription medicines, facts about prescription medicine abuse…

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Toolkit: ​Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Get the facts about prescription medicine abuse, the reasons teens abuse medicine, where they are getting it…

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Toolkit: Parent Talk Kit: Tips for talking and what to say to prevent drug and alcohol abuse

​Whether you’re a parent, grandparent or mentor to a child, there are going to be times when…

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Toolkit: Preventing Teen Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine (DXM) Abuse

​Did you know that one in eight teens are abusing over-the-counter cough medicine to get high? This…

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Toolkit: 6 Prácticas de Crianza (6 Parenting Practices)

​This Spanish-language guide offers six research-supported parenting practices to help raise healthy, drug-free kids.

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Toolkit: ​SBIRT: Screening Page

This SAMHSA webpage on screening provides links to numerous recommended screening tools and manuals for use in…

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Toolkit: Help Prevent Adolescent Medicine Abuse - For Health Care Providers

A FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Toolkit: ​Learn About Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse: Smart Moves, Smart Choices

“Smart Moves, Smart Choices” is a national awareness program to inform parents, students and educators about teen…

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Prescription Drug Abuse

The Medicine Abuse Project is a five-year action campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017. The campaign provides comprehensive resources for parents and caregivers, law enforcement officials, health care providers, educators and others so that everyone can take a stand and help end medicine abuse. The Medicine Abuse Project website includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. It provides information about how to dispose of medicine and how to safeguard the medicine in your home, as well as lists medicine abuse facts and includes comprehensive information about the most abused prescription drugs.