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

​Aaron was a beloved high-achiever

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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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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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Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

Melissa Gilbert, Actress, Mother & Spokesperson

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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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Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick

Teen Rx Abuse in Kentucky

​Two Kentucky teens overdosed on Rx drugs.

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Mark’s Story

Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.

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Sean’s DXM Story

Today he regrets hurting everyone.

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Toolkit: ​“It Takes a Community” Online Resource

Answers to questions about our children’s health and safety are often right in our own backyard. While…

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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: ​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: ​Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Get the facts about prescription medicine abuse, the reasons teens abuse medicine, where they are getting it…

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Toolkit: PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER COUGH MEDICINE ABUSE

​A chart with the 11 most-commonly abused Rx and OTC cough medicines by teens with definitions, brand/commercial…

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Toolkit: ​Pass-Along Cards

Designed to print on a standard 8x10” sheet that can be cut up into cards. Includes: a…

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Toolkit: Treatment e-Book

​Learn what alcohol and drug abuse treatment is, how to find the right type of treatment for…

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Toolkit: Intervention e-Book

​Whether just suspect or know for certain that your child is using drugs or alcohol, you can…

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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: ​NIDA for Teens: Parents and Teachers

Information and lesson plans from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) help teachers engage students about…

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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.