medicine abuse

New Interactive Tool Illustrates How Pain Medicine Abuse Can Lead to Heroin Addiction

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today released a new web resource to help drive awareness and action around the dangerous risks of prescription (Rx) medicine abuse among teens. The tool, titled Rx to Heroin, is an interactive infographic that illustrates the path leading some teens and young adults from prescription painkiller…

Generation Rx: Reversing the Deadly Trend of Medicine Abuse

Across the country, teens are abusing medicine at alarming rates, and they and their families are paying the consequences. What have we, as a nation, done to prevent and address the epidemic of teen medicine abuse? What are our individual roles in reversing this problem? Our President and CEO, Steve…

What Do You Say to Your Kids about Justin Bieber?

In the wake of Justin Bieber recent DUI arrest, reports are now surfacing that the 19-year-old pop star may have been under the influence of marijuana, beer and prescription drugs, and that he could have been given the prescription medicine by his mother. Our hope is that parents, who are in…

Women’s prescription overdose deaths skyrocket

Every day, 42 women die from a drug overdose – and nearly half of those overdoses are from prescription painkillers. In fact, according to newly released figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of women dying from prescription drug overdoses has increased by more than 400%…

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Hosts Facebook Chat with New York Times Best-Selling Author of Clean and Beautiful Boy, David Sheff

New York, NY, May 30, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the national nonprofit leading The Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year initiative aimed at preventing half a million teens from abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicines over the next five years, is partnering with author and parent advocate, David Sheff. He…