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The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announces New Partners in National Medicine Abuse Action Campaign
Date:7/31/2012

nd young people are particularly at risk," said Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy. "Research has shown that more than 70 percent of Americans who misuse painkillers obtain the medicine from friends, relatives, or in the home – which is why it's so important to educate America's teens about the harmful consequences of prescription drug abuse before it starts. Efforts like 'The Medicine Abuse Project' are vital in our national response to reduce drug abuse, and I applaud The Partnership at Drugfree.org for its leadership in this mission."

Through a destination website where visitors can learn more about the problem and what they can do, new public service announcements in national media, community outreach, education and events, The Medicine Abuse Project will shine a spotlight on this public health crisis. Individuals can sign up now to learn more. Follow the Project on Twitter at @MedicineAbuse and #endmedicineabuse.

About The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Ninety percent of addictions start in the teenage years. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is dedicated to solving the problem of teen substance abuse. Together with experts in science, parenting and communications, the nonprofit translates research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into useful and effective resources for both individuals and communities. Working toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse, The Partnership at Drugfree.org works with parents and other influencers to help them prevent and

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