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CVS: Prescription Stimulant Abuse – A Widespread Problem

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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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RX TO HEROIN

Heroin's back. Find out why and what you can do about it.

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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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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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CVS: Prescription Stimulant Abuse – A Widespread Problem

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Millennium Health Partners with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kid

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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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New Survey: Misuse and Abuse of Rx Stimulants Becoming Normalized Behavior Among College Students

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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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Chelsea’s story

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

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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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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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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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​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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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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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: 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: The Medicine Abuse Action Toolkit

The Parents360 Rx Action Kit consists of a video addressing the impact of medicine abuse on real…

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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: 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: ​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: ​Prescription Monitoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This FAQ by the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Program (ASPMP) is a brief summary of…

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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: Parents Toll-Free Helpline 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids' Parents Helpline is free, nationwide support in English and Spanish for parents…

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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.