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    About the Medicine Abuse Project

    Overdose deaths have reached record highs, and more than 75% are linked to opioids. In 2021, there were over 106,000 overdose deaths, equivalent to 292 per day. Of the 8.9 million people who misused opioids in 2022, the vast majority misused prescription pain relievers. Additionally, increasing numbers of these deaths, particularly among youth, are due to counterfeit illicit pills that individuals believe to be oxycontin, Xanax, benzodiazepines or other substances, but that contain lethal doses of fentanyl. As a result, reducing young people’s initiation of any type of medicine misuse is more critical and urgent than ever.

    The Partnership to End Addiction (formerly the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids) has been addressing the opioid epidemic since the early 2000s, and in 2012 brought together a group of partners from the public and private sectors to form the Medicine Abuse Project. This national action campaign aims to reduce teen initiation of medicine misuse. It 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 this epidemic.

    How are we doing?

    Download our report on the activities and successes of the Medicine Abuse Project.

    2019 MAP Report

    To support health care providers, the Partnership created an education campaign specifically for opioid prescribers. Search and Rescue provides medical professionals with the tools and resources they need to help patients avoid prescription drug misuse and addiction.

    Funding Partners

    On behalf of the families we serve, thank you to all of the partners who make our work possible.

    Interested in becoming a part of the Medicine Abuse Project? Learn more about partnership opportunities.

    Gold $250K

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals logo

    Google logo

    Silver $100K

    CVS health logo 200x50

    Daiichi-Sankyo logo

    abbvie logo

    Bronze $50K

    Pfizer logo

    Champion $25K

    CHPA Logo 200x102

    Government partners

    Bureau of Justice Alliance

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

    Food and Drug Administration

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    U.S. Department of Justice Office of U.S. Attorneys

    National partners

    Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)

    American Academy of Family Physicians

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

    American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

    American Association of Poison Control Centers

    American College of Emergency Physicians

    American College of Preventative Medicine

    American Dental Association (ADA)

    The American Medicine Chest Challenge

    American Society of Anesthesiologists

    Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies

    Caron Treatment Centers

    Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies

    Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

    National Association of Attorneys General

    Aware Rx Prescription Drug Safety Program

    National Association of Drug Court Professionals

    National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators

    National Association of Student Nurses

    National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

    National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities

    National Council on Patient Information and Education

    National Narcotics Officers’ Associations’ Coalition

    National Education Association Health Information Network

    Safe Homes Coalition

    The Herren Project

    The Mario Do Right Foundation

    The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Family Day

    Treatment Research Institute

    State and local partners

    ACT Missouri

    Alianza Para Un Puerto Rico Sin Drogas

    Any Lab Test Now!

    Behind the Orange Curtain

    Center for Addiction Recovery and Education

    California Friday Night Live Partnership

    Colorado Meth Project

    Denver Resource for Awareness and Prevention

    Drug Overdose Prevention Education

    Drug-Free Arizona

    Fighting Addiction Through Education (FATE)

    The Governor’s Prevention Partnership

    HC Drug Free

    Hope2Gether Foundation

    Office of Drug Control Policy

    Massachusetts Medical Society

    Montana Meth Project

    Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse

    Mount Airy, NC Police Department

    P.E.A.C.E. Foundation

    Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition

    Partnership at Drug-Free

    Drug-Free NC

    Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey

    Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

    Pine State Marketing

    Power of Pain Foundation

    Prevent! The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Clark County

    Prevention First


    Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE)

    Save a Star Drug Awareness Foundation

    Schuylkill Prevention Partnership

    Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness

    The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families

    The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

    The Generation Rx Initiative

    The Skeeterhawk Experiment

    Wyoming Meth Project

    Last Updated

    February 2024