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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams  

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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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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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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: ​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: Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse

Inside this kit from National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), you'll find materials for building awareness…

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Toolkit: Non-Medical Use of Rx Stimulants

​Prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall, are sometimes used by students without a prescription.

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Toolkit: The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM): October 12th Webinar

ACPM is hosting a free webinar to give providers the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively counsel…

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Toolkit: Intervention e-Book

​Whether just suspect or know for certain that your child is using drugs or alcohol, you can…

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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: Protect Your Kids: 3 Steps to Safeguard Your Home

T​wo-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances.…

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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: Safe Drug Disposal Guide

Information for communities seeking solutions for safe drug disposal.

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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.