We are disheartened to learn of the revelations in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” story. The story revealed lobbying on behalf of pharmaceutical distributors to limit the authority of the DEA to investigate and prosecute illegal shipments of opioids being diverted to small communities.
David Sheff, journalist and The New York Times best-selling author of “Beautiful Boy” and “Clean,” was our guest host for our very first Facebook Live Thursday, June 16. He shared his personal story of being the father of a child who has struggled with substance use, read an excerpt from his book, and answered our community’s questions.
With 144 people dying from overdose each day and families across the country struggling to find help for a loved one with a substance use disorder, the Partnership urges the new Administration to make the country’s opioid epidemic a priority.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Prinkshop today launched new, bold graphic design t-shirts and tote bags reminding people to “Mind Your Meds.” Proceeds benefit the Partnership’s work to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine.
On Sunday, October 4, we joined 25,000 individuals and advocacy organizations for the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. On the following day, the Partnership and our volunteer families participated in an advocacy day with key members of the House and Senate to garner federal support for CARA.
Join us Wednesday, April 29, 2015 for a phone campaign to contact key Senators and Representatives to help pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. CARA is an all-inclusive response to opiate and heroin addiction that includes prevention, law enforcement strategies, overdose prevention, expansion of evidence-based treatment and support for those in, or seeking, recovery.
We recently learned that cocktail shakers, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles are available for sale in IT’SUGAR retail locations and were being sold on itsugar.com (no longer available online). At a time when Rx overdoses are killing our high school and college-age kids, these products make light of prescription […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s advocacy effort to stop Urban Outfitters – a national retail store popular with teens – from selling products made to look like prescription drug bottles, received an Honorable Mention at the PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards, on Wednesday, February 26. Our work was nominated in the “Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts” […]
Despite thousands of calls and messages from families who have lost loved ones to prescription drug abuse, the Los Angeles-based boutique, Kitson, has refused to remove apparel that glamorizes prescription drug abuse. Jerseys with “Xanax,” “Adderall” and “Vicodin” in traditional sports team lettering continue to sell for close to $100 each on Kitson’s website and […]