GA Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative – The GA Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative is dedicated to helping Georgians prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. The website contains educational materials, advocacy information, safe storage and secure disposal resources and enforcement information.
Medicine Abuse Project – 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 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.
Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse (MAPDA) – MAPDA’s focus is to reach out to people in the community to share personal stories, utilize prevention education through science based facts, and provide a supportive role to those people whose lives have been affected by the abuse or misuse of prescription drugs. The primary goal of MAPDA is to bring awareness to the dangers of prescription drugs and correct the misconceptions about their safety.
Stop Medicine Abuse – The prevention campaign StopMedicineAbuse.org and its Five Moms initiative is working to alert parents and members of the community about the problem of teen abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM). Their website contains information on what DXM is, what abuse looks like and how medicine abuse can be prevented, as well as several helpful tools to take action.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – This Preventing Abuse of Prescription Drugs Fact Sheet contains information on prescription drug abuse, teen involvement, risks and tips for parents to influence safe behaviors.
Pact 360 – The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit can be used by professionals from law enforcement, prevention and treatment, as well as by any concerned adults who want to share information about medicine abuse with their friends, family, neighbors and organizations to which they belong. The toolkit consists of a video, a discussion guide and a small number of documents, and is available to individuals and organizations at no charge.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.