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
“In my mind, pills were better than doing meth or coke”
How Addiction Devastates a Family
Celebrity Chef Rick Tramonto Knows First-Hand How Addiction Devastates a Family
My Son Died From Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose
My Handsome, Sensitive, Funny, Talented, Smart Son Died From Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose
Mark had a family who loved and cared about him.
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."
Miss Kentucky Teen USA Jefra Bland
Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2009 Jefra Bland talks about her family's experience with prescription drug abuse.
Sean’s DXM Story
Today he regrets hurting everyone.
Aaron’s prescription medicine addiction
Aaron's addiction to prescription medicine left him paralyzed, unable to speak and entirely reliant
Amber Smith, My Story
Addiction definitely runs in my family. My dad, a former San Diego Chargers football player, was an…
Hoop Dreams to New Dreams
Chris Herren: From Hoop Dreams to New Dreams
Toolkit: Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Prescription Medicine Abuse
This one-page fact sheet will help you prevent teen prescription medicine abuse
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…
Toolkit: NIDA for Teens: Parents and Teachers
Information and lesson plans from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) help teachers engage students about…
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…
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.…
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.…
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…
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…
Toolkit: Non-Medical Use of Rx Stimulants
Prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall, are sometimes used by students without a prescription.
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…
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.