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I pledge to safeguard my medicines and to talk with my family about medicine abuse.

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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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​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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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My Son Died From Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

My Handsome, Sensitive, Funny, Talented, Smart Son Died From Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose

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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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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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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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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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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: Poster - What Every Parent Needs to Know

​Help spread the word. Print copies of this free poster and hang them up in your community.

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Toolkit: ​Parents Toll-Free Helpline

If you know a family with a child abusing prescription or over-the-counter medicine, please encourage the parents…

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Toolkit: ​Parents Toll-Free Helpline

If you know a parent or caregiver struggling with a child’s drug or alcohol problem, please encourage…

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Toolkit: ​Infographic: Getting Smart About Medicine Abuse

Do you know that 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get…

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Toolkit: The Power of Grandparents

​Grandparents play an important role in preventing their grandchildren from drinking and using drugs. Find out how…

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Toolkit: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Are A Public Health Epidemic

T​his CDC Fact Sheet includes compelling research on prescription medicine abuse and information about what health care…

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Toolkit: “Out of Reach” - Medicine Abuse Through the Eyes of a Teen

​​"Out of Reach" is a special documentary created by a teen filmmaker who captures the issue of…

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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: DRUG GUIDE

​A chart with the 11 most-commonly abused Rx and OTC cough medicines with definitions, street names and…

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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.