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

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Report: 2014 Medicine Abuse Project

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Resource

The Partnership recently launched a comprehensive digital resource that helps parents better understand the potential life-saving benefits of medication-assisted treatment. 

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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.

​"Out of Reach"

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

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Medicine Abuse Quiz

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

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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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Hill Pressures FDA on Zohydro

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Nurse Peggy McKibbin

Mom/School Nurse: End Medicine Abuse

​Teen medicine abuse is a serious issue and one that we have the power to stop.  

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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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Amber Smith

Amber Smith, My Story

​Addiction definitely runs in my family. My dad, a former San Diego Chargers football player, was an…

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

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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Chelsea’s story

"In my mind, pills were better than doing meth or coke"

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How Addiction Devastates a Family

​Celebrity Chef Rick Tramonto Knows First-Hand How Addiction Devastates a Family

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Toolkit: Medicine Abuse: A Parent’s Guide

​An expert Q&A on medicine abuse and an informative guide to the legal drugs kids are abusing…

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Toolkit: The Medicine Abuse Action Toolkit

The Parents360 Rx Action Kit consists of a video addressing the impact of medicine abuse on real…

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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: Prescription Drugs Documentary for Parents

​Watch this video (11:42), a montage of compelling, real-life stories of five families’ struggles with medicine abuse.

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Toolkit: ​Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse: Fact Sheet

This one-page summary of teen prescription drug abuse includes facts, figures and tips on what parents can…

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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: ​Patient Prescription Agreement

This straightforward patient agreement can facilitate a discussion on proper use, safeguarding, and disposal of medication.

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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: The Parent Toolkit

​A drug and alcohol prevention resource for parents with tips, guides, and videos to help keep your…

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Toolkit: ​Parent Talk Kit

With ideas on how to use “teachable moments” to start an ongoing dialogue with teens, scripts on…

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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.