Help End Medicine Abuse

Medicine abuse is an epidemic, and together we can end it. Join our action campaign to learn how to safeguard your family and community from the devastation of heroin and other opioids and the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Take action and do your part to help end medicine abuse.

Secure & Dispose Medicine Properly

Two-thirds of teens who report abusing Rx medication get it from friends, family and acquaintances. Use proper storage and disposal, to help prevent abuse.

Talk with Your Kids

Take action by having frequent conversations with the teens and young adults in your life about the dangers of medicine abuse. Learn how.

Get Help for a Loved One

Think your child might have a problem with prescription medicine abuse? We’re to help. Learn what to do next.


teens will abuse a prescription drug for the first time each day.

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Get confidential one-on-one support for your family.

A trained and caring specialist will listen and help you develop a personalized action plan. Connect using any of the following options.

Specialist are available weekdays 9am-12am ET & weekends 12-5pm ET.

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He was prescribed opiates for pain. No one ever told us how highly addictive these drugs were.

Paul K., parent
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More You Can Do

Host a Community Film Screening


Host a film screening in your community and discuss how you can help prevent medicine abuse.

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Search and Rescue

Find tools and resources specifically for prescribers and the medical community.

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Get resources to help your community

Free downloads of guides, fact sheets and more to help parents and families prevent and address medicine abuse.

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Protect your family and community from heroin and other opiates

heroin and other opioids

Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. The time to take action against this epidemic is now.

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

Over 12,000 people have already pledged. Join us and add your name today.

Sponsors & Partners

The success of the medicine abuse project is due in large part to the tremendous efforts of our funders, federal agency partners, and local strategic partners. We thank them for continued support and a shared commitment to help end medicine abuse.

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