The National Association of Broadcasters announced at a Capitol Hill press conference yesterday that local radio and TV broadcasters will undertake a national effort to address heroin use and prescription drug abuse impacting communities across the country.
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.
A letter issued today by the DEA Acting Administrator, states that marijuana will remain a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, while encouraging further scientific research into the medical applications of marijuana.
“The passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) marks a historic moment for the millions of Americans struggling with addiction and for the families trying to find help for a loved one.
Today marks the launch of the seventh annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest, in conjunction with the Partnership as part of its “Above the Influence” campaign. The contest asks young musicians, ages 14–18, to compose or create an original song and/or music video that celebrates life above the influence or brings attention to the real-life consequences of substance abuse.