Earlier this month, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids was alerted that Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is selling pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in […]
The opioid epidemic has put enormous strain on our nation’s state courts, many of which have been overwhelmed by growing dockets and shrinking resources, leaders from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force explain.
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Thank you for supporting our effort to have products that promote prescription drug abuse removed from Urban Outfitters (UO) stores and website. UO has yet to respond to our demands, so we invite you to join us for a phone campaign to Urban Outfitters CEO & Chairman to request that the merchandise be removed immediately.
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In case you missed any of our thought-provoking columns this summer, from individuals such as Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California, Dr. Stuart Gitlow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Sharon Stanliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition and other industry experts, please find our top 10 features of the summer here.
Join us on Thursday, April 18 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDT for a Facebook Live discussion about substance use and mental health disorders in teens and young adults. Tune in to hear from experts from Child Mind Institute, and Center on Addiction + Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
We are pleased to partner with Amazon Studios and serve as a resource for the new film, “Beautiful Boy,” which premieres nationwide this November. We created a discussion guide to accompany the film, in the hopes that it will foster discussion about substance use and provide insight into how families address addiction.
This Giving Tuesday on November 28, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, help support the Partnership, by using your voice to support our mission and raise awareness and funds to help end the current opioid epidemic that is affecting millions of families.
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.
We are grateful to Sigmund Software for their generosity in selecting the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as their charity beneficiary at their Sigmund Software South Florida Conference, this past January.
Talon David, a teen singer and songwriter, has been chosen as the winner of the seventh annual GRAMMY Foundation®, MusiCares®, and the Partnership’s Teens Make Music Contest for her original interpretation of the importance of living above the influence of drug and alcohol use.
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.
This Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media, share why you choose to support the Partnership. We invite you to help us share this important social media campaign leading up to and on Giving Tuesday, November 29 using our #UNSELFIE template and suggested sample social posts.
On Wednesday, October 19, the Partnership hosted a live Facebook chat with Dr. Denise Pope, co-founder of Challenge Success at Stanford University and author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids. The discussion explored ways parents can help their kids manage stress.
Join us on Wednesday, October 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT for a live Facebook chat with Dr. Denise Pope, co-founder of Challenge Success at Stanford University and author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids.
On Tuesday, September 20, the Partnership hosted a live Facebook chat with Alan Schwarz, former national correspondent for The New York Times and author of A.D.H.D. Nation. He discussed teen stimulant abuse and more.
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.
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.
What can you do to help end medicine abuse? Learn how you can safeguard and properly dispose of your unused or expired medication by joining ONDCP, the Partnership and more for a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Twitter Town Hall Tuesday, April 26th at 2 p.m. EST.
As countless families struggle with opioid addiction, last Saturday’s “Heroin AM” skit on Saturday Night Live was not only in poor taste, but an insensitive reaction to the real pain and suffering caused by this epidemic. Find out how we’re taking action against SNL and how you can get involved.
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.
FreshDigitalGroup, was named Agency of Record (AOR) for The Meth Project, a large-scale, teen-targeted prevention program of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Starting in 2016, FreshDigitalGroup will be the lead strategic and creative agency for the program.
Teen musical artist Lee Reh has been chosen as the winner of the sixth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest for his original interpretation of the importance of living above the influence of drug and alcohol use.
Chad Smock, a youth coach from Hilliard, Ohio and Cameron Justice, a teen athlete from Dublin, Ohio, were honored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Major League Baseball Charities, with the sixth annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards.
Meth Awareness Week will be observed Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4, in an effort to combat the abuse and use of methamphetamine. This year’s theme, “Raise the Volume,” encourages participants to get involved within their communities to help amplify the message of choosing life over meth.