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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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Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

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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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Spread the Word: October is Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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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: PREVENTING TEEN PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE ABUSE

​Fact Sheets: How many teens are abusing prescription medicine — and why? And what can parents do…

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Toolkit: ​Patient Prescription Agreement

This straightforward patient agreement can facilitate a discussion on proper use, safeguarding, and disposal of medication.

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Toolkit: ​Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse: Fact Sheet

This one-page summary of teen prescription drug abuse includes facts, figures and tips on what parents can…

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Toolkit: ​Learn About Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse: Smart Moves, Smart Choices

“Smart Moves, Smart Choices” is a national awareness program to inform parents, students and educators about teen…

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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: 6 Parenting Practices

​Feel like there’s little you can do to change your teen’s behavior? Here are 6 research-supported parenting…

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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: NOT IN MY HOUSE

​Every day, 2000 teenagers use a prescription medicine to get high for the first time. There are…

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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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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.