With 144 people dying from a drug overdose each day in the U.S., the country is facing a public health crisis that is tearing millions of families apart. The Partnership has been on the frontlines of this issue for more than 30 years. Today, the organization announced its priority to support families who need help for a loved one, unveiling a new website customized for a parent’s journey in addressing their child’s substance use.
Earlier this month, Lauren Czorniak and other cycling enthusiasts came together at Soul Cycle in San Francisco in support of the Partnership. Thanks to their generosity, together they raised more than $2,500 to help us provide guidance to families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use.
On Wednesday, October 19, the Partnership hosted a live Facebook chat with Dr. Denise Pope, co-founder of Challenge Success at Stanford University and author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids. The discussion explored ways parents can help their kids manage stress.
On Tuesday, September 20, the Partnership hosted a live Facebook chat with Alan Schwarz, former national correspondent for The New York Times and author of A.D.H.D. Nation. He discussed teen stimulant abuse and more.
Join us next Tuesday, September 20 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT for a live Facebook chat with Alan Schwarz, former national correspondent for The New York Times and author of the new book A.D.H.D. Nation. He will discuss the prevalence and normalization of teens abusing Rx medications used to treat ADHD without a prescription and more.