Educate kids and communities

Resources to combat and prevent medicine & drug abuse, and other substance abuse

To combat the growing medicine abuse epidemic, NCPIE has developed a comprehensive series of toolkits and resources, in collaboration with the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

  Combatting teen medicine abuse—community education workshop 

A community workshop toolkit that provides slide decks, info sheets, and talking points for teen influencers (parents, teachers, coaches, community leaders, healthcare providers) to educate their local community about the dangers of medicine abuse and effective prevention strategies.

A guide for parents—talk to your teen

  “Medicine abuse: not worth the risk, even if it’s legal”   

Resources to enable and encourage parents to talk to their teens about the dangers of medicine abuse, a growing trend among teens.

Resource kit for college campuses 

  Taking action to prevent and address prescription drug abuse 

A toolkit to provide peer educators and campus leaders, residence assistants, peer health educators, student government, Greek life or campus clubs, and athletic teams among others—with timely and practical informational resources and program ideas to educate college students about prescription drug misuse/abuse prevention and treatment.

/docs/images/toolkits_art_to_place_2.png  Resources for community action: prescription drug abuse prevention 

A comprehensive online guide which provides a national directory of organizations involved in combatting medicine abuse and organizes resources into four categories: awareness, prevention, treatment and recovery.