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Report: 2014 Medicine Abuse Project

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

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Toll-Free Parent Helpline

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Report: 2014 Medicine Abuse Project

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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams  

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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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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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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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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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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: ​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: Prescription Drugs Documentary for Parents

​Watch this video (11:42), a montage of compelling, real-life stories of five families’ struggles with medicine abuse.

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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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Toolkit: 6 Prácticas de Crianza (6 Parenting Practices)

​This Spanish-language guide offers six research-supported parenting practices to help raise healthy, drug-free kids.

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Toolkit: ​American Dental Association: Prevention of Prescription Opioid Abuse- the Role of the Dentist.

All providers can apply the critical information and concepts covered in this article to their practice, including…

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Toolkit: ​Risk of Prescription Abuse Poster – General Audience

This poster, which can be displayed in waiting rooms, examination rooms, offices, etc., raises awareness of the…

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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: 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: Help Prevent Adolescent Medicine Abuse - For Health Care Providers

A FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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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.