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I pledge to safeguard my medicines and to talk with my family about medicine abuse.

ABOUT THE PLEDGE

Heroin & Other Opioids

Heroin and Rx medicine abuse are ravaging our communities.

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Help For an Opioid Addiction

Is your child addicted to Rx painkillers or heroin? Medication-Assisted Treatment can be life-saving. 

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RX TO HEROIN

Heroin's back. Find out why and what you can do about it.

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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.

Toll-Free Parent Helpline

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Our New Film BREAKING POINTS

Watch the trailer for our new documentary exploring the stress and pressure teens face and the unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including abusing Rx stimulants.

 

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​"Out of Reach"

"Out of Reach," a short documentary created by a teen filmmaker, captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse in his school and community. 

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Recent News

Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project

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Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project

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Report: 2014 Medicine Abuse Project

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CVS: Prescription Stimulant Abuse – A Widespread Problem

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Millennium Health Partners with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kid

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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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New Survey: Misuse and Abuse of Rx Stimulants Becoming Normalized Behavior Among College Students

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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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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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Chelsea’s story

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

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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Toolkit: DRUG GUIDE

​A chart with the 11 most-commonly abused Rx and OTC cough medicines with definitions, street names and…

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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: Protect Your Kids: 3 Steps to Safeguard Your Home

T​wo-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances.…

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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: ​Prescription Drugs: They Can Help But Also Hurt: Not Worth the Risk (for Teens)

This free brochure explains to teens the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs.…

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Toolkit: Parents Toll-Free Helpline 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids' Parents Helpline is free, nationwide support in English and Spanish for parents…

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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: ​You’re in Control: Using Prescription Medicine Responsibly

This free brochure educates college-aged people about the risks with using prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs nonmedically.…

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Toolkit: ​Prescription Monitoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This FAQ by the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Program (ASPMP) is a brief summary of…

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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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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.