The National Institutes of Health’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking substance use among nearly 45,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders, shows a dramatic increase in American teens’ use of vaping devices in just a single year.
Join us on Thursday, June 15 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. EDT for our first-ever Facebook Live chat with journalist and The New York Times best-selling author, David Sheff. He will answer all your questions on being the father of a child who has struggled with substance use, and more.
We are pleased to announce that starting this May, Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re joining Facebook’s effort to help those who may be struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders with support, real-time counsel, and tools and resources.
Our President and CEO, Marcia Lee Taylor, participated in the session, HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy: Take-Home Strategies for Your Community, which highlighted several High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas collaboration with the Partnership and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With 144 people dying from a drug overdose each day in the U.S., the country is facing a public health crisis that is tearing millions of families apart. The Partnership has been on the frontlines of this issue for more than 30 years. Today, the organization announced its priority to support families who need help for a loved one, unveiling a new website customized for a parent’s journey in addressing their child’s substance use.
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.
The Partnership, in collaboration with the Addiction Policy Forum and the House of Representatives Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, developed a comprehensive addiction resources toolkit to help the families impacted by the heroin and opioid epidemic.
On March 9, the Partnership co-hosted an advanced screening of our new documentary, BREAKING POINTS, with Google. The capacity audience was the first to see our documentary exploring the stress and pressure our teens face every day, and the unhealthy ways they cope.
We sat down with Jerry Otero, parent support specialist with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s Parents Toll-Free Helpline, to find out what the “Cinnamon Challenge” is and what it means for kids and parents. Q: What is the “cinnamon challenge?” A: The “cinnamon challenge” is a popular video stunt where people shovel a spoonful of […]
In just-released videos from besmartbewell.com, Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, along with leading experts Dr. Wilson Compton of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Dr. Marvin Seppala of Hazelden, explain the science of addiction and urge family members to lose any misunderstandings about the disease. “If your child […]
Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, accepted the Community Leadership Award at Caron Treatment Centers’ Recovery For Life Gala last week at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The inaugural event, held on September 12, honored individuals who have made a difference in the lives […]
Join the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families, Prevention First and thousands of others to support the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, taking place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused […]
~ News of First-of-its-Kind National Campaign and Call to Action Presented at Operation UNITE’s National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Florida ~ April 10, 2012 (New York, NY) – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in collaboration with Mallinkrodt, the pharmaceutical business ofCovidien, Cardinal Health and PhRMA, today announced a first-of-its-kind, week-long public awareness campaign, “Wake Up to Medicine […]
~ New survey demonstrates that parents should take further precautions to safeguard medications~ Boston, MA—October 12, 2011—According to the results of a recent statewide survey, more than half of parents (56 percent) say their kids have access to their (parents’) prescription (Rx) medications, and one in seven parents (14 percent) have given their children pain […]
~ October 4 Event Co-Hosted by Middlesex Community College ~ LOWELL, MA – October 5, 2011 – Representative Thomas A. Golden Jr. hosted a community education presentation with the national nonprofit, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, at Middlesex Community College to address an issue that is devastating the families of many of the Merrimack Valley’s […]
Vike, Dance Fever, French Fries. These are nicknames for common prescription drugs – drugs that teens are abusing often – and with serious consequences. Join our President and CEO Steve Pasierb as he educates parents about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and what they can do in an October 4 satellite media tour. In […]
NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2011 – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today announced Renew Media, LCC as one of its first strategic partners to help further the organization’s new cause campaign, You Are Not Alone. This campaign calls on all those affected by substance abuse to come forward and help families whose teens […]
~National Spokesperson Melissa Gilbert to Speak~ NEW YORK, NY – September 8, 2011 – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children, is proud to be the Signature Partner of the 2011 Art of Recovery Expo in […]
Join us for our monthly “Meet the Parents Hour,” a popular, LIVE Facebook Chat and Q&A session taking place this Wednesday, August 24 at 12 p.m. EDT/ 9 a.m. PDT, featuring Tara Conner, former Miss USA and Public Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.
Hi, I’m Melissa Gilbert. I’m the national spokesperson for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and you probably know me best as Laura on “Little House on the Prairie.” I’m still acting, and I’m also an author, a mother and, most importantly, a person in recovery from alcohol abuse. I’m very excited to be taking part […]
New York, NY, July 12, 2011 – Country singer and emerging artist Hannah Michelle Weeks is collaborating with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and making drug abuse prevention her personal cause. Making waves in the music industry since the age of 12, Weeks is now lending her inspiring and powerful voice to help educate others […]
This week we are in Massachusetts, a state deeply affected by the prescription drug abuse epidemic, co-hosting community education presentations with Representatives Nick Collins (South Boston), Martin J. Walsh (Dorchester) and Steven M. Walsh (Lynn). These presentations will help inform educators, counselors, health care professionals, parents and mentors about teen substance abuse. Attendees will also […]