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Report: 2013 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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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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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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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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: 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: ​Patient Prescription Agreement

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

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Toolkit: Protect Your Kids: 3 Steps to Safeguard Your Home

T​wo-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances.…

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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: Help Prevent Adolescent Medicine Abuse - For Health Care Providers

A FACT SHEET FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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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: 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: 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: ​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.