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.