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

ABOUT THE PLEDGE

Heroin & Other Opioids

Heroin and Rx medicine abuse are ravaging our communities.

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Help For an Opioid Addiction

Is your child addicted to Rx painkillers or heroin? Medication-Assisted Treatment can be life-saving. 

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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," a short documentary created by a teen filmmaker, captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse in his school and community. 

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Recent News

Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project

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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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Chelsea’s story

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams

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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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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: ​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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Toolkit: Preventing Teen Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine (DXM) Abuse

​Did you know that one in eight teens are abusing over-the-counter cough medicine to get high? This…

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Toolkit: ​You’re in Control: Using Prescription Medicine Responsibly

This free brochure educates college-aged people about the risks with using prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs nonmedically.…

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Toolkit: ​Prescription Drugs: They Can Help But Also Hurt: Not Worth the Risk (for Teens)

This free brochure explains to teens the dangers of misusing and abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs.…

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Toolkit: ​Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings: Quick Reference Guide

This 9-page guide from NIDA is a reference on how to screen and assess for risk of…

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Toolkit: The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM): October 12th Webinar

ACPM is hosting a free webinar to give providers the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively counsel…

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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: “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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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.