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National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008, Stimulants Contributing to Sustained Rx Epidemic

 Parents’ Lax Attitudes and Behavior Linked to Teen Rx Drug Misuse and Abuse ~ Nearly One-Third of Parents Believe Stimulants Can Improve Academic Performance, Even for Teens Who Do Not Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ~ New York, NY – April 23, 2013 – New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free […]

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National Study: Teen “Heavy” Marijuana Use Up 80 Percent Since 2008, One in Ten Teens Reports Using Marijuana at Least 20 Times a Month

Only Half of Teens, 51 Percent, Now Say They See “Great Risk” in Using Marijuana Regularly ~Teen Abuse of Rx and Over-The-Counter Medicines Remain at Dangerous Levels~ New York, NY – May 2, 2012 – New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and MetLife Foundation found that past-month marijuana […]

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Pasierb Submits Testimony on Prescription Drug Epidemic to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

Steve Pasierb, our President and CEO, submitted testimony on Tuesday, May 23 to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, addressing the misuse and intentional abuse of prescription medications, how this poses a significant health threat and strategies on reducing this behavior. Pasierb shared our organization’s extensive national research on teenage medicine abuse, and […]

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Congressional Testimony on Rx Drug Abuse

Sean Clarkin, our Director of Strategy and Program Management, testified recently on our behalf, about the abuse of prescription (Rx) drugs, at a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Subcommittee Chair Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) convened the hearing and called four panels of expert witnesses, including […]

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