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Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds.

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"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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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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Boycott Kitson and Share Your Outrage

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The Medicine Abuse Project Presents at the 2013 ADA Conference on Dentist Health and Well-Being

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Make Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse a Priority on Capitol Hill

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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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Chelsea’s story

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

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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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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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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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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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: ​Patient Prescription Agreement

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

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Toolkit: Guía de las Drogas para los Padres (Drug Guide for Parents)

​This Spanish-language drug guide is a quick reference for the names, appearance, dangers, and other important information…

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Toolkit: The Medicine Abuse Action Toolkit

The Parents360 Rx Action Kit consists of a video addressing the impact of medicine abuse on real…

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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: “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: TALKING TO YOUR KIDS About Prescription Drug Abuse

​This free brochure arms parents with the information they need to explain the dangers of prescription drug…

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Toolkit: Parents360 Online Medicine Abuse Presentation

​Here you can view a comprehensive slidecast (narrated slide presentation) designed to provide an overview of the…

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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: ​American College of Emergency Physicians

Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Prescribing of Opioids for Adult Patients in the Emergency Department.

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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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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.