The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today released a new web resource to help drive awareness and action around the dangerous risks of prescription (Rx) medicine abuse among teens. The tool is an interactive infographic that illustrates the path leading some teens and young adults from prescription painkiller abuse into heroin addiction.
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 […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids congratulates Michael Botticelli on his confirmation as Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. No one is more deserving of the honor or more qualified for the position.
Earlier this week, President Obama proposed initiatives that would address prescription (Rx) drug abuse in the United States. With overdose deaths involving opioid prescription pain relievers deemed an “epidemic,” we applaud the President’s proposal.
~Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Recognize Winners~ New York, NY (Jan. 16, 2015) – Teen music artist Victoria Marchlewski has been selected as the winner of the fifth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest for her original interpretation of the importance of living above the influence of drug and […]
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.
~ Coach Joanne Fitts of North Kingston, Rhode Island and Kelsey Barrett of Gardiner, Maine Are Honored ~ New York, NY (December 8, 2014) – Joanne Fitts, a youth coach from North Kingston, Rhode Island and Kelsey Barrett, a teen athlete from Gardiner, Maine, were honored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Major League […]
A new, nationally representative survey released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirms that the abuse of prescription stimulants is becoming normalized among current college students and other young adults.
A new, nationally representative survey released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirms that the abuse of prescription stimulants is becoming normalized among current college students and other young adults. The online study found that young adults often misuse and abuse prescription (Rx) stimulants as a way to manage the daily demands of academics, […]
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 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.
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.
New York, NY – October 23, 2014 – The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, announced new honorees for its 2014 Winter Wish Gala event on Thursday, November 20. These include Wenda Harris Millard, President and COO of MediaLink; and Larry J. Merlo, […]
Thank you for supporting our effort to have products that promote prescription drug abuse removed from IT’SUGAR stores. We are closing in on our goal of 2,500 signatures on our Causes online petition. (If you haven’t signed yet, please do!) However, IT’SUGAR has yet to respond to our requests. That is unacceptable. Join us starting […]
We recently learned that cocktail shakers, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles are available for sale in IT’SUGAR retail locations and were being sold on itsugar.com (no longer available online). At a time when Rx overdoses are killing our high school and college-age kids, these products make light of prescription […]
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 […]