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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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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack  

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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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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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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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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: 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: Help Prevent Adolescent Medicine Abuse - For Health Care Providers

A FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Toolkit: Habla Con Tus Hijos (Time To Talk)

​ This Spanish-language web resource helps parents have frequent conversations with their kids about the risks of…

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Toolkit: ​Prescription Drugs: They Can Help But Also Hurt: Not Worth the Risk (for Teens)

This free brochure explains to teens the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs.…

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Toolkit: ​“Rx for Understanding” - Resource Guide & Curriculum

This new curriculum, developed by the NEA Health Information Network, is designed to help educate students in…

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Toolkit: ​Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse: Fact Sheet

This one-page summary of teen prescription drug abuse includes facts, figures and tips on what parents can…

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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…

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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: ​Risk of Prescription Abuse Poster – General Audience

This poster, which can be displayed in waiting rooms, examination rooms, offices, etc., raises awareness of the…

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Toolkit: Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse

​This free brochure arms parents with the information they need to explain the dangers of prescription drug…

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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.