Dads are often labeled as “problem-solvers” and “fixers,” rather than “nurturers” or “givers.” But men don’t always have to play the tough guy. In fact, this could do more harm to your child than good. Heather Senior, LCSW, has tips on how to find a balance.
So, you just caught your teen in a lie. Your instinct may be to lose your cool: to panic, feel hurt and maybe yell at your child. But before you let your emotions get the best of you, take a deep breath. It is important to think about why your child is lying – and […]
Teens are asking legitimate questions about marijuana like, “Marijuana is a plant. It’s natural. How harmful could it be?” This question may stop you in your tracks. After all, marijuana is a plant. Often, it is natural. So how do you respond to your teen, and still seem reasonable and credible?
At the Partnership, we’ve been talking a lot about marijuana. As you may know, we recently launched our new Marijuana Talk Kit, designed to help parents navigate the constantly evolving drug landscape and have productive conversations with their teens. One way to set yourself up for a meaningful conversation – one during which your teen […]
Our new television PSA highlights true stories of people who have faced addiction and implores viewers to share their stories with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, because one person’s story of recovery can change someone else’s. View the new TV spot >
Together with its parent partners and the Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris (CCSHM), an initiative of Morris County Prevention is Key (MCPIK), the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids this week launched a first-of-its-kind community effort to address the heroin/opiate crisis in Morris County, New Jersey.
Across the country, teens are abusing medicine at alarming rates, and they and their families are paying the consequences. What have we, as a nation, done to prevent and address the epidemic of teen medicine abuse? What are our individual roles in reversing this problem? Our President and CEO, Steve Pasierb, answers some of these […]
2014 was a big year for us: not only did we change our name, but we redesigned our website; won a Gold Lion award for our “Mind Your Meds” campaign; launched a brand new prescriber education initiative; received over 600 requests for our “Out Of Reach” film and toolkit and much more. We are proud to share a special list of our highlights of 2014.
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows a continued decline in the misuse of prescription drugs and cough/cold medicines on behalf of U.S. high school students.
Marijuana, legal or otherwise, is a hot topic, so it is more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often. Download “How to Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana” to get started.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America, for its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Today marks the launch of the fifth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest, in conjunction with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as part of its Above the Influence (ATI) campaign.
Steve Pasierb, our President & CEO, spoke at the Democratic Attorneys General Association’s Fall Policy Forum on Monday, September 22. In attendance were seventeen State Attorneys General, Democratic candidates and policy experts. The Forum’s agenda covered various pressing topics including election updates, crime policy, state drug policy reform and a keynote address from former Pennsylvania […]
Because medicines are commonly found in family medicine cabinets, on top of dressers, in kitchen cabinets, and in other accessible locations, it is important to take stock of the drugs in your home. If you have unwanted or expired prescriptions, you must dispose of them in order to keep your child safe. Here are two […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids premiered today a new teen-targeted television spot as part of its Above the Influence (ATI) campaign. The TV spot is the second produced by the Partnership since taking the lead on ATI.
We recently released a special report outlining our accomplishments and activities for our Medicine Abuse Project in 2013. It gives an overview of initiatives like our “Out Of Reach” teen-made documentary on medicine abuse, our brand new project website, an interactive quiz and successful advocacy efforts. We took significant steps to address the growing epidemic […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, has introduced a new campaign targeting healthcare professionals as part of its Medicine Abuse Project.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, and agency Hill Holliday, were honored with a Gold Lion at the first-ever Lions Health Awards for the public service campaign “Mind Your Meds.” The campaign was developed by Hill Holliday for the Partnership as part of its Medicine Abuse Project.
Last week, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids hosted our third annual All-Star Tasting in New York City. Celebrity chefs and all-star athletes came together for a night of food and fun in support of our important work.
We are proud to announce that St. Petersberg College’s Center for Public Safety Innovation, who partnered with us on a special webcast entitled “The Myth of Study Drugs,” has been named a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The webcast stood out among nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.
“Out Of Reach” – our special documentary created by a teen filmmaker who captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse as it exists in his world – premiered in the Midwest on May 27th in Columbus Ohio. The special screening was hosted by Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich. The film originally premiered at the 18th annual Genart […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is excited to announce our third annual All-Star Tasting Event, set to take place on June 3, 2014 at the landmark Astor Center in New York City. The event will feature all-star athletes and noteworthy chefs, raising funds for the critical work of the Partnership to reduce teen substance abuse […]
At The Partnership, we, like so many others, were heartbroken by the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as the result of a heroin overdose. Recently, our friends at In The Rooms shared with us a beautiful piece about Hoffman, penned by addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen. In “Philip Seymour Hoffman and Me,” Tommy explains a […]
~Television Spot Directs Viewers to The Hope Share, an Online Community for People in Recovery and Their Families~ New York, NY, February 25, 2014 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to teen substance abuse, released today new television public service announcement (PSAs) promoting The Hope Share, an online […]
More teens are abusing medicine than ever, largely due to the availability of these drugs in medicine cabinets in their own homes. the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is teaming up with the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) to deliver a special webinar this Thursday, January 30th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST on the […]