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CVS: Prescription Stimulant Abuse – A Widespread Problem

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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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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.

​"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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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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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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Hill Pressures FDA on Zohydro

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5 Signs Your Teen May Be Abusing Medicine

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Allison

After years of struggling with addiction, Allison is picking up the pieces

​“To redeem your name and make people see that you have changed is a really hard thing…

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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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How Addiction Devastates a Family

​Celebrity Chef Rick Tramonto Knows First-Hand How Addiction Devastates a Family

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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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: ​Parents Toll-Free Helpline

If you know a parent or caregiver struggling with a child’s drug or alcohol problem, please encourage…

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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: Posters for Teens On the Risks of Prescription Medicine Abuse

​Free posters from NIDA warn teenagers about the risks of prescription medicine abuse – and are easy…

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Toolkit: ​NIDA for Teens: Parents and Teachers

Information and lesson plans from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) help teachers engage students about…

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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: 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: 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: ​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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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.