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Helpful Resources

Below is a list of tools and resources you might find helpful in your efforts to reduce Med abuse in your community.

MEDICINE ABUSE PREVENTION

Stop Medicine Abuse Educational Website
http://stopmedicineabuse.org/

Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety Program
View the infographic
http://www.scholastic.com/OTCmedsafety

The Generation Rx Initiative
Cardinal Health Foundation and Ohio State University
http://www.generationrx.org

Smart Moves, Smart Choices
http://www.smartmovessmartchoices.org/

ABOVE THE INFLUENCE: Prescription Drugs
Abovetheinfluence.com
http://abovetheinfluence.com/drugs/prescription/#facts

Applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prescription Drug Abuse
CADCA Online Course
http://learning.cadca.org/available-courses

Aware. Get Informed: Learn how to protect your family
Awarerx.org
http://www.awarerx.org/get-informed

Abused Pharmaceutical Substances
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
http://naddi.associationdatabase.com/aws/NADDI/asset_manager/get_file/35740/abusedrxposter.pdf

The Rx Trap
National Council on Patient Information and Education
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNjBvsL_Pec&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLd5vSbOVABucQ8YAgN1QWwQWH5Ulbuw8Q

Ignorance is NO excuse Info Graphic
National Institute of Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/stop-rx-abuse-ignorance-no-excuse

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse—Prescription Drug Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/educators/curricula-and-lesson-plans/mind-over-matter/prescription-drug-abuse

A Response to the Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse
Office of National Drug Control Policy
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/Fact_Sheets/prescription_drug_abuse_fact_sheet_4-25-11.pdf

The Medicine Abuse Project
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
http://medicineabuseproject.org/

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://www.rwjf.org/en/research-publications/find-rwjf-research/2013/10/prescription-drug-abuse.html

Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://captus.samhsa.gov/prevention-practice/targeted-prevention/prescription-drug-abuse

Good Medicine, Bad Behavior: Drug Diversion in America
US Drug Enforcement Administration
http://www.goodmedicinebadbehavior.org/index.html

SAMHSA Fact Sheets on Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace
West Virginia University/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/icrc/Pages/SAMHSA-Prevention-of-Prescription-Drug-Abuse-in-th/SAMHSA-Fact-Sheets


COUGH MEDICINE ABUSE

StopMedicineAbuse.org
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)
http://stopmedicineabuse.org/

Drug Facts: Cough and Cold Medicine
National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/cough-cold-medicine-abuse

Dextromethorphan
Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/dextro_m.pdf

STIMULANT ABUSE PREVENTION

Stimulant Misuse: Strategies to Manage a Growing Problem
American College Health Association
http://www.acha.org/Continuing_Education/docs/ACHA_Use_Misuse_of_Stimulants_Article2.pdf

Preventing Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Stimulants among Students
Children’s Safety Network
http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/webinar/preventing-abuse-prescription-stimulants-among-students

Stimulants
Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education (NOPE) Task Force
http://www.nopetaskforce.org/stimulants.php

Drug Facts: Prescription Stimulants
National Institute on Drug Abuse
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-stimulants


OPIOID ABUSE PREVENTION

Use, Abuse, Misuse, and Disposal of Prescription Medication Time Tool Clinic Reference
American College of Preventive Medicine
http://www.acpm.org/?UseAbuseRxClinRef

Saving Lives and Protecting People: Preventing Prescription Painkiller Overdoses
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/about/focus-rx.html

Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)
CADCA
http://www.cadca.org/files/resources/5_opioid_risk_tool.pdf

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Toolkit
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA13-4742/Overdose_Toolkit_2014_Jan.pdf

Drug Guide. Prescription Pain Relievers
The Partnership at Drugfree.org
http://www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/prescription-pain-relievers

Societal Costs of Prescription Opioid Abuse, Dependence, and Misuse in the United States
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
http://www.asam.org/docs/advocacy/societal-costs-of-prescription-opioid-abuse-dependence-and-misuse-in-the-united-states.pdf?sfvrsn=0#search=”preventing prescription drug abuse” 


RECOVERY AND OTHER SUPPORT

Narcotics Anonymous World Services
Narcotics Anonymous World Services
www.na.org

Recovery Month website
SAMHSA
http://www.recoverymonth.gov/

RecoveryOpensDoors.org
National Council on Patient Information and Education
www.recoveryopensdoors.org

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

12 Steps For Freedom from Addictive Behaviors
12Steps.org
www.12step.org


DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAMS

Drug Take-Back Program Tutorial and Support Materials
CADCA
http://www.cadca.org/resources/detail/rx-abuse-prevention-toolkit

Drug Take-Back Toolkit
C.A.R.E.S. Alliance
http://www.caresalliance.org/Resources/HM566%20CARES%20Alliance%20Drug%20Take-Back%20Toolkit_Rev2-5-14.pdf

DisposeMyMeds.org
Disposemymeds.org
www.disposemymeds.org

National Drug Take-Back Initiative
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmed
icinesafely/ensuringsafeuseofmedicine/safedisposalofmedicines/ucm186187.htm


LOCK UP YOUR MEDS

LOCK YOUR MEDS. BE AWARE.DON’T SHARE.
National Family Partnership
http://www.lockyourmeds.org/

Not in My House
The Partnership at Drug-Free.org
http://notinmyhouse.drugfree.org/


LEGISLATION

Status of State Rx Drug Monitoring Programs
CADCA
http://www.cadca.org/files/resources/4_status_of_state_rx_drug_monitoring_programs.pdf

Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence—Partners, State and National News and More
Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence
http://claad.org/

GovTrack.us—key in “Prescription Drug Abuse” in the GovTrack search box
GovTrack.us
https://www.govtrack.us/

Product Stewardship Institute’s Prescription Drug Abuse Page
Product Stewardship Institute
http://www.productstewardship.us/searchsite.cfm?searchvalue=prescription+drug+abuse+&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/faq/rx_monitor.htm

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs—Administration, Reporting, Types, Access and More
National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
http://www.namsdl.org/prescription-monitoring-programs.cfm

A Drug Policy for the 21st Century
Office of National Drug Control Policy
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/drugpolicyreform