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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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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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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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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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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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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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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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: ​Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Get the facts about prescription medicine abuse, the reasons teens abuse medicine, where they are getting it…

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Toolkit: The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM): October 12th Webinar

ACPM is hosting a free webinar to give providers the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively counsel…

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Toolkit: Tools to Help You Talk to Your Patients About Medicine Abuse

​SIMmersion enables providers to interactively role-play talking to patients about medicine abuse, based on extensive research with…

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Toolkit: ​Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

These 2010 guidelines (74 pages) come from the Department of Veterans Affairs and The Department of Defense.

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Toolkit: Basic Medication Safety Tips

This three-page tip sheet for college students from NCPIE’s Resource Kit lists ways students who take medications…

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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: 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: ​Pass-Along Cards

Designed to print on a standard 8x10” sheet that can be cut up into cards. Includes: a…

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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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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.