Heroin & Other Opioids
Heroin and Rx medicine abuse are ravaging our communities.
Help For an Opioid Addiction
Is your child addicted to Rx painkillers or heroin? Medication-Assisted Treatment can be life-saving.
RX TO HEROIN
Heroin's back. Find out why and what you can do about it.
MIND YOUR MEDS
Safeguarding your medicine is key.
Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds.
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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.
Apr 14, 2016
Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project
Apr 14, 2016
Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project
Aug 21, 2015
Report: 2014 Medicine Abuse Project
Apr 8, 2015
CVS: Prescription Stimulant Abuse – A Widespread Problem
Feb 3, 2015
Millennium Health Partners with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kid
Nov 21, 2014
Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla
Nov 14, 2014
New Survey: Misuse and Abuse of Rx Stimulants Becoming Normalized Behavior Among College Students
Jul 15, 2014
Report: 2013 Medicine Abuse Project
Jun 17, 2014
“Mind Your Meds” Campaign Wins Gold at First Cannes Lions Health Awards
Jun 6, 2014
Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award
Apr 7, 2014
5 Things You Can Do at Home to #EndMedicineAbuse
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…
"In my mind, pills were better than doing meth or coke"
Aaron’s prescription medicine addiction
Aaron's addiction to prescription medicine left him paralyzed, unable to speak and entirely reliant
Sean’s DXM Story
Today he regrets hurting everyone.
How Addiction Devastates a Family
Celebrity Chef Rick Tramonto Knows First-Hand How Addiction Devastates a Family
Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.
Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky
Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.
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."
Aaron was a beloved high-achiever, until his addiction cost him his life
Aaron was a beloved high-achiever
Miss Kentucky Teen USA Jefra Bland
Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2009 Jefra Bland talks about her family's experience with prescription drug abuse.
Toolkit: Preventing Teen Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine (DXM) Abuse
Did you know that one in eight teens are abusing over-the-counter cough medicine to get high? This…
Toolkit: Commonly-Abused Prescription Drugs
This two-page handout from NIDA includes a chart of commonly-abused prescription medicines, facts about prescription medicine abuse…
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.
Toolkit: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Preventing Misuse of Prescription Opioid Drugs
Rich resource with practical information for providers on pain management therapy, prescribing opioids and related assessment tools.…
Toolkit: Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse
This one-page fact sheet will help you prevent teen prescription medicine abuse
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…
Toolkit: Home to Homeroom
“Home to Homeroom” teams parents with school nurses to help prevent teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine…
Toolkit: Parents360 Online Medicine Abuse Presentation
Here you can view a comprehensive slidecast (narrated slide presentation) designed to provide an overview of the…
Toolkit: SBIRT: Screening Page
This SAMHSA webpage on screening provides links to numerous recommended screening tools and manuals for use in…
Toolkit: Join Together
Join Together delivers substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, your life, your community. Sign up…
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.