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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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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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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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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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Chelsea’s story

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

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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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: A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

​xplore the science behind teenage brain development and find out how it shapes normal teenage attitude and…

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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: ​PACT360 Community Education Programs

PACT360 is a series of research-based, multimedia community education programs that mobilize communities and connect law enforcement…

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Toolkit: POSTER

​Help spread the word about teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine abuse. Download and print copies of…

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Toolkit: The Power of Grandparents

​Grandparents play an important role in preventing their grandchildren from drinking and using drugs. Find out how…

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Toolkit: CREATE A CONTRACT WITH YOUR TEEN

​Because teenagers are more likely to follow guidelines they help create, get together to design drug and…

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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: 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: “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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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.