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.
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 today announced the national launch of “Search and Rescue,” a prescriber education campaign that gives healthcare providers the resources they need to prescribe opioids responsibly and prevent the misuse and abuse of medicine in their practices.
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.
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.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today launched #GotYourBack, a peer-to-peer action campaign that raises awareness among teens about the risks of binge drinking and empowers teens to help a friend who may be in trouble from drinking too much alcohol.
Last week, the National Journal published an article detailing how the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) came to be. Our President and CEO, Marcia Lee Taylor, talks about how the Partnership has advocated for the passing of the CARA in the article.
Partnership President will join the Addiction Policy Forum, Senator Ted Cruz and other key stakeholders on Thursday, February 4th, as part of a roundtable discussion on the addiction and heroin epidemic.
This week, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids President and CEO, Marcia Lee Taylor, submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee for Wednesday’s hearing urging for ways to address the heroin and prescription drug epidemic.
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study, an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 40,000 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows some positive inroads and encouraging news in substance abuse among American youth.
Our 2015 Winter Wish Gala was held this week, raising $1.3 million to support our work to reduce substance abuse among adolescents. With more than 400 distinguished guests and friends in attendance, this annual celebration was made possible due to our dedicated volunteers and generous donors, at the historic Gotham Hall in New York City.
Addiction is not treated like any other disease, but rather as a crime and a moral failing, treated with prison and lectures, rather than therapy and medicine. It’s time to break the silence and treat it as the public health epidemic it is. Let’s work to bring awareness to and transformation around addiction.