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 […]