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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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Report: 2013 Medicine Abuse Project

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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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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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Chelsea’s story

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

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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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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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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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How Addiction Devastates a Family

​Celebrity Chef Rick Tramonto Knows First-Hand How Addiction Devastates a Family

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A Tale of Two Cousins

​Despite their differences, cousins Justin and Bobby had one thing in common: An addiction to prescription medications.

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Toolkit: Posters for Teens On the Risks of Prescription Medicine Abuse

​Free posters from NIDA warn teenagers about the risks of prescription medicine abuse – and are easy…

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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: Help Prevent Adolescent Medicine Abuse - For Health Care Providers

A FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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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: ​Home to Homeroom

“Home to Homeroom” teams parents with school nurses to help prevent teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine…

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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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Toolkit: Medicine Abuse: A Parent’s Guide

​An expert Q&A on medicine abuse and an informative guide to the legal drugs kids are abusing

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Toolkit: ​You’re in Control: Using Prescription Medicine Responsibly

This free brochure educates college-aged people about the risks with using prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs nonmedically.…

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Toolkit: Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction

​This report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) summarizes recent key research findings, specific consequences…

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Toolkit: ​Commentary: A Simple Checklist May Reduce Prescription Opiate Overdose

A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, CEO, Treatment Research Institute, discusses using a 5-step checklist as part of responsible…

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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.