Heroin & Other Opioids
Heroin and Rx medicine abuse are ravaging our communities.
Help For an Opioid Addiction
Is your child addicted to Rx painkillers or heroin? Medication-Assisted Treatment can be life-saving.
RX TO HEROIN
Heroin's back. Find out why and what you can do about it.
MIND YOUR MEDS
Safeguarding your medicine is key.
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.
Apr 14, 2016
Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project
Apr 14, 2016
Report: 2015 Medicine Abuse Project
Aug 21, 2015
Report: 2014 Medicine Abuse Project
Apr 8, 2015
CVS: Prescription Stimulant Abuse – A Widespread Problem
Feb 3, 2015
Millennium Health Partners with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kid
Nov 21, 2014
Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla
Nov 14, 2014
New Survey: Misuse and Abuse of Rx Stimulants Becoming Normalized Behavior Among College Students
Jul 15, 2014
Report: 2013 Medicine Abuse Project
Jun 17, 2014
“Mind Your Meds” Campaign Wins Gold at First Cannes Lions Health Awards
Jun 6, 2014
Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award
Apr 7, 2014
5 Things You Can Do at Home to #EndMedicineAbuse
He had huge dreams and aspirations.
"In my mind, pills were better than doing meth or coke"
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…
Aaron was a beloved high-achiever, until his addiction cost him his life
Aaron was a beloved high-achiever
Aaron’s prescription medicine addiction
Aaron's addiction to prescription medicine left him paralyzed, unable to speak and entirely reliant
Mom/School Nurse: End Medicine Abuse
Teen medicine abuse is a serious issue and one that we have the power to stop.
Hoop Dreams to New Dreams
Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams
Amber Smith, My Story
Addiction definitely runs in my family. My dad, a former San Diego Chargers football player, was an…
Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.
How Addiction Devastates a Family
Celebrity Chef Rick Tramonto Knows First-Hand How Addiction Devastates a Family
Toolkit: Join Together
Join Together delivers substance abuse and addiction news that impacts your work, your life, your community. Sign up…
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…
Toolkit: “Rx for Understanding” - Resource Guide & Curriculum
This new curriculum, developed by the NEA Health Information Network, is designed to help educate students in…
Toolkit: Home to Homeroom
“Home to Homeroom” teams parents with school nurses to help prevent teen prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine…
Toolkit: Medicine Abuse: A Parent’s Guide
An expert Q&A on medicine abuse and an informative guide to the legal drugs kids are abusing
Toolkit: Posters for Teens On the Risks of Prescription Medicine Abuse
Free posters from NIDA warn teenagers about the risks of prescription medicine abuse – and are easy…
Toolkit: Talking to Your Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse
This free brochure arms parents with the information they need to explain the dangers of prescription drug…
Toolkit: Parents360 Online Medicine Abuse Presentation
Here you can view a comprehensive slidecast (narrated slide presentation) designed to provide an overview of the…
Toolkit: Safe Drug Disposal Guide
Information for communities seeking solutions for safe drug disposal.
Toolkit: Basic Medication Safety Tips
This three-page tip sheet for college students from NCPIE’s Resource Kit lists ways students who take medications…
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.