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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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“Mind Your Meds” Campaign Wins Gold at First Cannes Lions Health Awards

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Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

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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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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.  

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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

​Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack

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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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How Addiction Devastates a Family

​Celebrity Chef Rick Tramonto Knows First-Hand How Addiction Devastates a Family

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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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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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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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Toolkit: Poster - What Every Parent Needs to Know

​Help spread the word. Print copies of this free poster and hang them up in your community.…

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Toolkit: El Poder de los Abuelos (The Power of Grandparents)

​This Spanish-language Grandparents Guide offers ways grandparents can stay actively involved in their teenage grandchild’s life, and…

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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: ​PACT360 Community Education Programs

PACT360 is a series of research-based, multimedia community education programs that mobilize communities and connect law enforcement…

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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: 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: 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: Create a Contract With Your Teen

​Because teenagers are more likely to follow guidelines they help create, get together to design drug and…

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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: ​“Rx for Understanding” - Resource Guide & Curriculum

This new curriculum, developed by the NEA Health Information Network, is designed to help educate students in…

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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.