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

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

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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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Medicine Abuse Quiz

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Report: 2013 Medicine Abuse Project

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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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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.  

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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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Bobby and Justin

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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How Addiction Devastates a Family

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

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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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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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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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: Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse

Inside this kit from National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), you’ll find materials for building awareness…

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Toolkit: Parents360 Online Medicine Abuse Presentation

​Here you can view a comprehensive slidecast (narrated slide presentation) designed to provide an overview of the…

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Toolkit: The Parent Toolkit

​A drug and alcohol prevention resource for parents with tips, guides, and videos to help keep your…

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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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Toolkit: Parent Talk Kit: Tips for talking and what to say to prevent drug and alcohol abuse

​Whether you’re a parent, grandparent or mentor to a child, there are going to be times when…

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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: ​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: ​PACT360 Community Education Programs

PACT360 is a series of research-based, multimedia community education programs that mobilize communities and connect law enforcement…

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Toolkit: Treatment e-Book

​Learn what alcohol and drug abuse treatment is, how to find the right type of treatment for…

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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.