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

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Report: 2013 Medicine Abuse Project

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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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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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Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

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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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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.  

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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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Chelsea’s story

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

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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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How Addiction Devastates a Family

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

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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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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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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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Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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Toolkit: Getting High on Prescription and Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine is Dangerous

​This eight-page comprehensive guide takes a closer look at teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine abuse, with…

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Toolkit: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse

​How many teens are abusing prescription medicine — and why? And what can parents do to prevent…

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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: 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: The Parent Toolkit

​A drug and alcohol prevention resource for parents with tips, guides, and videos to help keep your…

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Toolkit: Intervention e-Book

​Whether just suspect or know for certain that your child is using drugs or alcohol, you can…

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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: ​Parent Talk Kit

With ideas on how to use “teachable moments” to start an ongoing dialogue with teens, scripts on…

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Toolkit: ​American Dental Association: Prevention of Prescription Opioid Abuse- the Role of the Dentist.

All providers can apply the critical information and concepts covered in this article to their practice, including…

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Toolkit: Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse

This one-page fact sheet will help you prevent teen prescription medicine abuse

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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.