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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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“Mind Your Meds” Campaign Wins Gold at First Cannes Lions Health Awards

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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.  

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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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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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Nurse Peggy McKibbin

Mom/School Nurse: End Medicine Abuse

​Teen medicine abuse is a serious issue and one that we have the power to stop.

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Toolkit: A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

​Explore the science behind teenage brain development and find out how it shapes normal teenage attitude and…

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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: ​American College of Emergency Physicians

Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Prescribing of Opioids for Adult Patients in the Emergency Department.

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Toolkit: Non-Medical Use of Rx Stimulants

​Prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall, are sometimes used by students without a prescription.

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Toolkit: ​SBIRT: Screening Page

This SAMHSA webpage on screening provides links to numerous recommended screening tools and manuals for use in…

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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: ​Risk of Prescription Abuse Posters – Targeting Teens

These free posters from NIDA help warn teenagers about the risks of prescription medicine abuse – and…

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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: “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: 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.