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

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Report: 2015 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.

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Our New Film BREAKING POINTS

Watch the trailer for our new documentary exploring the stress and pressure teens face and the unhealthy ways that many of them cope, including abusing Rx stimulants.

 

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​"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: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project

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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson  

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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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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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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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

Aaron’s prescription medicine addiction

Aaron's addiction to prescription medicine left him paralyzed, unable to speak and entirely reliant

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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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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Toolkit: ​Prescription Monitoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This FAQ by the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Program (ASPMP) is a brief summary of…

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Toolkit: Non-Medical Use of Rx Stimulants

​Prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall, are sometimes used by students without a prescription.

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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: DRUG GUIDE

​A chart with the 11 most-commonly abused Rx and OTC cough medicines with definitions, street names and…

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Toolkit: RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL (Spanish Resources)

Find out how to prevent drug-use at every age, how to spot drug abuse and how to…

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Toolkit: ​Parents Toll-Free Helpline

If you know a family with a child abusing prescription or over-the-counter medicine, please encourage the parents…

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Toolkit: Tools to Help You Talk to Your Patients About Medicine Abuse

​SIMmersion enables providers to interactively role-play talking to patients about medicine abuse, based on extensive research with…

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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: ​Risk of Prescription Abuse Posters – Targeting Teens

These free posters from NIDA help warn teenagers about the risks of prescription medicine abuse – and…

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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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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.