After tragically losing their son to an overdose, this mom and dad want to change the addiction treatment and insurance systems so more families can get the help they need for their son or daughter’s drug or alcohol problem.
Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids rose a staggering 72 percent in just one year. If your son or daughter has an opioid addiction, here are the five most important things to know about fentanyl to keep you child safe.
Two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances. Be sure to safeguard your home, so the teens in your life don’t have access to your medicine.
Our nation is facing a public health crisis that’s tearing families apart: 144 people are dying from drug overdoses each day. The new drugfree.org delivers critical services, information and resources, and supportive online community for parents navigating their child’s substance use or addiction.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is proud to celebrate the people and organizations that make our work possible at our annual Winter Wish Gala event. This November 20, we hope you will join us in an evening that will reflect our vision and “wish” that all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse.