Press Releases

New Campaign Announced to Achieve Effective Parity Enforcement in 10 States

Five of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations for effective enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act) announced the launch of the Parity@10 Compliance Campaign.

Fred Muench Named President and CEO of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Fred Muench has been named President and CEO of Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Addiction Solutions Campaign Forms Against Backdrop of Healthcare Policy Debates, National Opioid Epidemic

One of the first collective initiatives of the new Addiction Solutions Campaign is a major effort to secure equitable insurance coverage for addiction treatment, which consumers are entitled to under the Parity Act.

Leading Addiction Organizations Respond to Surgeon General’s Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

The Surgeon General’s landmark report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, was released today. Please read our statement here.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Launches “Fried Egg 2016” Campaign Re-Imagined for Today’s Parents

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, launched "Fried Egg 2016," a campaign that illustrates the evolution of the drug landscape, including the challenging questions parents get asked by their kids.

Drug Use Declines Among American Youth: Teen Use of Ecstasy, Heroin, Synthetic Marijuana, Alcohol, Cigarettes All Decreased

The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study, an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 40,000 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows some positive inroads and encouraging news in substance abuse among American youth.

Major League Baseball and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Present Sixth Annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to Exemplary Youth Coach and Teen Athlete

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.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Unveils New Campaign Asking Teens “Who Controls You?”

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today launched "Who Controls You," a new multimedia campaign for teens that illustrates some of the pressures they face, including peer pressure to drink and use drugs, issues with body image and bullying, among others.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Google Expand Efforts to Help More Families Find Answers on Teen Substance Abuse

Today, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents, and Google announced that they are expanding their ongoing efforts to make resources on teen substance abuse easier for families to find online.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Join Forces to Prevent LGBTQ Teen Substance Abuse

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today released Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens, an issue brief focusing on helping parents, educators and other youth-serving professionals understand the unique challenges – including bullying and family rejection – faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth that contribute to their heightened rates of substance abuse.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Partners with Facing Addiction for Rally to End the Silence of Addiction

The Partnership is joining forces with thousands of other advocacy organizations and individuals for the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C., Sunday, October 4.