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

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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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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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5 Signs Your Teen May Be Abusing Medicine

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American College of Physicians issues new policy to curb painkiller abuse

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“Out of Reach” documentary sheds light on prescription drug abuse among teens

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NASN Radio: Preventing Student Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medicines

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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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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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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Aaron

Aaron’s prescription medicine addiction

Aaron's addiction to prescription medicine left him paralyzed, unable to speak and entirely reliant

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Chelsea’s story

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

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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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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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Toolkit: ​Prescription Safeguarding Information for Patients

This National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) tip sheet has detailed information for patients on…

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Toolkit: Parents360 Online Medicine Abuse Presentation

​Here you can view a comprehensive slidecast (narrated slide presentation) designed to provide an overview of the…

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Toolkit: Parents Toll-Free Helpline 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids' Parents Helpline is free, nationwide support in English and Spanish for parents…

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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: ​Parents Toll-Free Helpline

If you know a parent or caregiver struggling with a child’s drug or alcohol problem, please encourage…

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Toolkit: ​Risk of Prescription Abuse Posters – Targeting Teens

These free posters from NIDA help warn teenagers about the risks of prescription medicine abuse – and…

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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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Toolkit: ​American Academy of Family Physicians

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse: A Public Health Concern Position Paper.

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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: ​Risk of Prescription Abuse Poster – General Audience

This poster, which can be displayed in waiting rooms, examination rooms, offices, etc., raises awareness of the…

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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.