Our very own Tom Hedrick was interviewed for FOX’s public affairs TV show “Good Day Street Talk,” which aired on July 9th. Hedrick, who serves as Senior Communications Officer for The Partnership at Drugfree.org, discussed the problem of prescription drug abuse among American teens and offered advice to parents to help prevent the abuse of medications in their own families.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ruled on Friday that marijuana has “no accepted medical use” and should therefore remain illegal under federal law — regardless of conflicting state legislation allowing medical marijuana and despite hundreds of studies and centuries of medical practice attesting to the drug’s benefits.
New York, NY, July 12, 2011 – Country singer and emerging artist Hannah Michelle Weeks is collaborating with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and making drug abuse prevention her personal cause. Making waves in the music industry since the age of 12, Weeks is now lending her inspiring and powerful voice to help educate others […]
The Partnership at Drugfree.org responds to national study released today by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University underscores the vital role of parents in preventing drug and alcohol abuse among their children and teens.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org welcomes Libby Zimmer as the organization’s SVP and Director of Development. Zimmer will play an important role in increasing the nonprofit’s development capacity and lead the enlistment and cultivation of individuals directly affected by addiction.
As kids get older, keeping them safe can get complicated. While separating from parents can be healthy, teens are notorious for bad, sometimes dangerous decisions. Parents face a troubling dilemma: Do the dangers of teen drug abuse override the right to privacy? When should parents snoop on their teens?
The Partnership at Drugfree.org 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 national print, broadcast and digital media.
This week we are in Massachusetts, a state deeply affected by the prescription drug abuse epidemic, co-hosting community education presentations with Representatives Nick Collins (South Boston), Martin J. Walsh (Dorchester) and Steven M. Walsh (Lynn). These presentations will help inform educators, counselors, health care professionals, parents and mentors about teen substance abuse. Attendees will also […]
“Jeremy’s beautiful smile would light up a room and his kind heart would warm it” –Cyndi Glass the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recognizes Cyndi Glass and all of the supporters who helped make “Jeremy’s Run” a successful event, with more than 1,000 people who actively participated in the annual run. Jeremy’s Run is held in […]
SHOP AND SUPPORT: An Easy Way to Support Parents and Families There’s a brand new way to champion a great cause on behalf of parents and families. Shop your favorite, popular online retailers while supporting our mission – helping parents prevent substance abuse in their own families and getting help for a loved one who […]
“If addiction has one redeeming value, it’s that it doesn’t discriminate, crossing all ethnic, economic and social barriers,” reveals father and author, James Brown. Join us for our monthly “Meet the Parents Hour,” a popular, LIVE Facebook Chat and Q&A session taking place this Friday, June 17 at 12 p.m. EDT/ 9 a.m. PDT, featuring […]
Welcome to Monica Liriano, who joins us as our new Assistant Director of Research. Using her impressive background, Monica will work on our consumer research survey, the Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) – our unique contribution to the field of substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment. PATS is the longest-running national research study of parent/teen […]
USA TODAY featured the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids among a list of nonprofits and charities that have been endorsed by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Our organization is among the national charities who display this seal to illustrate that we meet the BBB Wise Giving Alliance accreditation standards. The rigorous alliance evaluations address charity governance, […]
Join us for our monthly “Meet the Parents Hour,” a popular, LIVE Facebook Chat and Q&A session taking place this Friday, June 3 at 12 p.m. EDT/ 9 a.m. PDT, featuring Libby Cataldi and her son, Jeff Bratton. Libby is the author of “Stay Close,” a memoir about her son’s addiction to heroin. During the […]
Steve Pasierb, our President and CEO, submitted testimony on Tuesday, May 23 to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, addressing the misuse and intentional abuse of prescription medications, how this poses a significant health threat and strategies on reducing this behavior. Pasierb shared our organization’s extensive national research on teenage medicine abuse, and […]
In case you didn’t see our May newsletter, take a look below. If you’d like to receive them going forward, please sign up here. Welcome to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s eNewsletter, a monthly update designed to keep you apprised of news, activities and ways to get involved. Webinar: Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Raising […]
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Adolescents struggling with emotional health problems often go unidentified and untreated. These teens run a significantly greater risk of using illegal drugs and abusing prescription drugs and alcohol. Substance use disorders are also associated with up to 6.2 times greater than average risk of suicide attempts, according to data from the National Comorbidity […]
All teens are moody at one point or another. Part of puberty is the changes that occur to the adolescent brain, and the production of hormones that add to the rapid mood swings. Parents often notice signs of mental health issues in their teens before anyone else, including friends and school officials. Teens are more […]
On May 3, our friends at the The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) invited Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, to speak to staff about our organization’s evolution beyond prevention and media messages into a comprehensive, research-based national resource for parents. Steve took the CASA staff […]
Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (NCMHAD), a day that aims to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and stresses that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. NCMHAD is a key strategy of the “Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health” campaign and is part of the […]
If you’re a mom who needs five minutes of zen or a guilt-free excuse to go have fun with friends, look no further than our new strategic partner, National Mom’s Night Out. We are thrilled to be their national nonprofit charity partner, collaborating on a number of initiatives to raise awareness about our cause. National […]
We are pleased to announce that our website, drugfree.org, has been nominated for a Webby People’s Voice Award in the Family/Parenting category. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, and highlighting the tremendous growth of the Internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. The Webby Awards presents […]
Sean Clarkin, our Director of Strategy and Program Management, testified recently on our behalf, about the abuse of prescription (Rx) drugs, at a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Subcommittee Chair Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) convened the hearing and called four panels of expert witnesses, including […]