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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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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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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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Aaron was a beloved high-achiever, until his addiction cost him his life

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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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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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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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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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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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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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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Toolkit: Join Together

​Join Together delivers substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, your life, your community. Sign up…

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Toolkit: ​Prescription Safeguarding Information for Patients

This National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) tip sheet has detailed information for patients on…

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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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Toolkit: Medication-Assisted Treatment

​Do you have a child addicted to opioids? Medication-assisted treatment can help address withdrawal, cravings and relapse…

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Toolkit: Getting High on Prescription and Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine is Dangerous

​This eight-page comprehensive guide takes a closer look at teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine abuse, with…

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Toolkit: SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

This seven-page resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) includes information on implementing…

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Toolkit: ​Management of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

These 2010 guidelines (74 pages) come from the Department of Veterans Affairs and The Department of Defense.

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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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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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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.