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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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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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Chelsea’s story

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

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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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Aaron’s prescription medicine addiction

Aaron's addiction to prescription medicine left him paralyzed, unable to speak and entirely reliant

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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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​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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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: ​CDC Health-eCards: Personalize – Prescription Medicine Abuse

Send this free e-card to your distribution list, including a personalized message specific to your practice.

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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.…

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Toolkit: ​American Academy of Family Physicians

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse: A Public Health Concern Position Paper.

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Toolkit: ​Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings: Quick Reference Guide

This 9-page guide from NIDA is a reference on how to screen and assess for risk of…

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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: “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: 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: Parents360 Online Medicine Abuse Presentation

​Here you can view a comprehensive slidecast (narrated slide presentation) designed to provide an overview of the…

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Toolkit: As a Mom and School Nurse, Peggy McKibbin is Helping To End Medicine Abuse

​Teen medicine abuse is a serious issue and one that we, as parents have the power to…

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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.