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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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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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Chelsea’s story

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

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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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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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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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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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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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: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Are A Public Health Epidemic

T​his CDC Fact Sheet includes compelling research on prescription medicine abuse and information about what health care…

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Toolkit: ​Pass-Along Cards

Designed to print on a standard 8x10” sheet that can be cut up into cards. Includes: a…

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Toolkit: 6 Parenting Practices

​Feel like there’s little you can do to change your teen’s behavior? Here are 6 research-supported parenting…

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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: ​Mind Your Meds: 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: ​Time To Get Help

This online resource helps parents gain a better understanding of teen and young adult alcohol and drug…

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Toolkit: ​Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Get the facts about prescription medicine abuse, the reasons teens abuse medicine, where they are getting it…

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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: Time To Act

​Get step-by-step advice and sympathetic guidance from top substance abuse experts, family therapists, scientists and fellow parents…

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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.