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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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Recent News

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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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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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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​Ronnie’s Story

He had huge dreams and aspirations.

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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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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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Chelsea’s story

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

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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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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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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: RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL (Spanish Resources)

Find out how to prevent drug-use at every age, how to spot drug abuse and how to…

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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: ​Patient Prescription Agreement

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

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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: ​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: ​Parents Toll-Free Helpline

If you know a family with a child abusing prescription or over-the-counter medicine, please encourage the parents…

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Toolkit: Join Together

​Join Together delivers substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, your life, your community. Sign up…

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Toolkit: The Medicine Abuse Action Toolkit

The Parents360 Rx Action Kit consists of a video addressing the impact of medicine abuse on real…

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Toolkit: ​BREAKING POINTS: A Documentary Film Exploring Teen Stress

This film, intended for parents and educators, explores the stress and pressures our teens face every day,…

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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.