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

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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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Chelsea’s story

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

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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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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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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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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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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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Toolkit: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse

​How many teens are abusing prescription medicine — and why? And what can parents do to prevent…

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Toolkit: ​Prescription Monitoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This FAQ by the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Program (ASPMP) is a brief summary of…

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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: 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: 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: ​Patient Prescription Agreement

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

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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: 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: 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: 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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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.