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

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Report: 2013 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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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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Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

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Toll-Free Parent Helpline

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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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Spread the Word: October is Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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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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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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: ​“It Takes a Community” Online Resource

Answers to questions about our children’s health and safety are often right in our own backyard. While…

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Toolkit: Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction

​This report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) summarizes recent key research findings, specific consequences…

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Toolkit: Basic Medication Safety Tips

This three-page tip sheet for college students from NCPIE’s Resource Kit lists ways students who take medications…

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Toolkit: Create a Contract With Your Teen

​Because teenagers are more likely to follow guidelines they help create, get together to design drug and…

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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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Toolkit: Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse

This one-page fact sheet will help you prevent teen prescription medicine abuse

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Toolkit: SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

This seven-page resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) includes information on implementing…

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Toolkit: El Poder de los Abuelos (The Power of Grandparents)

​This Spanish-language Grandparents Guide offers ways grandparents can stay actively involved in their teenage grandchild’s life, and…

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Toolkit: Treatment e-Book

​Learn what alcohol and drug abuse treatment is, how to find the right type of treatment for…

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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.