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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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Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

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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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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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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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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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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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Nobody knew how bad John’s addiction was, until it was too late

​"He never asked for help because his drug—the very thing killing him—had complete control over his life."

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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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Toolkit: Getting High on Prescription and Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine is Dangerous

​This eight-page comprehensive guide takes a closer look at teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine abuse, with…

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Toolkit: ​“Rx for Understanding” - Resource Guide & Curriculum

This new curriculum, developed by the NEA Health Information Network, is designed to help educate students in…

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Toolkit: Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

This two-page handout from NIDA includes a chart of commonly-abused prescription medicines, facts about prescription drug abuse,…

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Toolkit: ​CDC Health-eCards: Personalize – Prescription Medicine Abuse

Send this free e-card to your distribution list, including a personalized message specific to your practice.

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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: 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: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse

​Fact Sheets: How many teens are abusing prescription medicine — and why? And what can parents do…

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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: 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: Intervention e-Book

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

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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.