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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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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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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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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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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Chelsea’s story

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

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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: Join Together

​Join Together delivers substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, your life, your community. Sign up…

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 family with a child abusing prescription or over-the-counter medicine, please encourage the parents…

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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: ​Not Worth The Risk, Even If It’s Legal: What Educators Need to Know

This resource encourages health teachers, coaches, guidance counselors and mentors to have honest conversations with their students…

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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.