IT’SUGAR, the national retail candy store popular with teens, is currently selling products that make light of prescription drug abuse – a dangerous behavior responsible for more deaths in the U.S. each year than heroin and cocaine combined.
This year’s Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) results, which shows a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens. Here are some highlights from the media coverage.
BREAKING NEWS: New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today released new research from the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), a nationally projectable survey that tracks teen drug and alcohol use and parent attitudes toward substance abuse among teens. The research, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, shows a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use […]
We are pleased to honor two of our most dedicated media partners for their outstanding support in 2013. The Partnership congratulates North Carolina’s WLFL-TV/WRDC-TV and WRAZ-TV for their continued dedication to our work for kids and families.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids premiered today a new teen-targeted television spot as part of its Above the Influence (ATI) campaign. The TV spot is the second produced by the Partnership since taking the lead on ATI.
We recently released a special report outlining our accomplishments and activities for our Medicine Abuse Project in 2013. It gives an overview of initiatives like our “Out Of Reach” teen-made documentary on medicine abuse, our brand new project website, an interactive quiz and successful advocacy efforts. We took significant steps to address the growing epidemic […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, has introduced a new campaign targeting healthcare professionals as part of its Medicine Abuse Project.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, and agency Hill Holliday, were honored with a Gold Lion at the first-ever Lions Health Awards for the public service campaign “Mind Your Meds.” The campaign was developed by Hill Holliday for the Partnership as part of its Medicine Abuse Project.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance program for meeting standards in excellence for charity management and fundraising. The program addresses 20 rigorous principles including charity governance, finances, fundraising practices, website disclosures and donor privacy. This week, the Partnership was featured in the Chronicle of […]
I am a youth coach from Beltsville, Maryland, and last year, I was selected from a nationwide search as a recipient of the fourth annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards. My wife and I had an amazing experience as we traveled to New York City where I was honored at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Winter […]
Last week, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids hosted our third annual All-Star Tasting in New York City. Celebrity chefs and all-star athletes came together for a night of food and fun in support of our important work.
We are proud to announce that St. Petersberg College’s Center for Public Safety Innovation, who partnered with us on a special webcast entitled “The Myth of Study Drugs,” has been named a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The webcast stood out among nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.
“Out Of Reach” – our special documentary created by a teen filmmaker who captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse as it exists in his world – premiered in the Midwest on May 27th in Columbus Ohio. The special screening was hosted by Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich. The film originally premiered at the 18th annual Genart […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is excited to announce our third annual All-Star Tasting Event, set to take place on June 3, 2014 at the landmark Astor Center in New York City. The event will feature all-star athletes and noteworthy chefs, raising funds for the critical work of the Partnership to reduce teen substance abuse […]
New York – May 6, 2014 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to adolescent substance abuse and addiction, today announced the election of Ibra Morales to its Board of Directors. Earlier this year, Morales was named President of MundoFox, a California-based Hispanic Broadcast Network in the U.S. […]
New York, NY (April 3, 2014) – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the fifth annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of both organizations’ comprehensive efforts, including the new Play Healthy website, […]
Love it or hate it – advertising works. Proof comes in the form of the annual $70 billion U.S. advertising industry. Everything from potato chips to cell phones to banking and even cancer care is bolstered by a healthy marketing budget. The truth is that we are all influenced by advertising. Even when we don’t […]
-Organization Honors Outstanding Pro Bono Support in Digital, Print and Broadcast Media- New York, NY (March 18, 2014) – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today announced the recipients of its annual Media Recognition Awards, given in honor of outstanding pro bono support of the organization’s public service education campaigns in digital, print and broadcast media. […]
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s advocacy effort to stop Urban Outfitters – a national retail store popular with teens – from selling products made to look like prescription drug bottles, received an Honorable Mention at the PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards, on Wednesday, February 26. Our work was nominated in the “Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts” […]
At The Partnership, we, like so many others, were heartbroken by the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as the result of a heroin overdose. Recently, our friends at In The Rooms shared with us a beautiful piece about Hoffman, penned by addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen. In “Philip Seymour Hoffman and Me,” Tommy explains a […]