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

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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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Chelsea’s story

“In my mind, pills were better than doing meth or coke”  

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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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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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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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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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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Toolkit: ​CDC Health-eCards: Personalize – Prescription Medicine Abuse

Send this free e-card to your distribution list, including a personalized message specific to your practice.  

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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: ​Infographic: Getting Smart About Medicine Abuse

Do you know that 1 in 6 teens has used a prescription drug in order to get…

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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: ​American Academy of Family Physicians

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse: A Public Health Concern Position Paper.

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Toolkit: A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

​Explore the science behind teenage brain development and find out how it shapes normal teenage attitude and…

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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: ​Home to Homeroom

“Home to Homeroom” teams parents with school nurses to help prevent teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine…

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Toolkit: As a Mom and School Nurse, Peggy McKibbin is Helping To End Medicine Abuse

​Teen medicine abuse is a serious issue and one that we, as parents have the power to…

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Toolkit: Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse

This one-page fact sheet will help you prevent teen prescription medicine abuse

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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.