the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids responds to recent press reports indicating that the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association regarding a test for Human Growth Hormone is being reexamined and the new testing protocol may not be in effect in time for the first game of the season on September […]
~CASA Survey Reports Teens Who Regularly Use Social Networking Sites More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs ~ New York, NY – August, 24 2011 – A 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 […]
the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recently introduced its new Parents Toll-Free Helpline, a bilingual support service staffed by clinical social workers with practical experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment. The helpline, which can be reached at 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373), provides concerned parents with valuble information about prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery from addiction. New to the Partnership for […]
Michelle Fiacco has come on board as the Manager of Digital Fundraising at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Michelle joins the organization with more than nine years of experience in direct marketing at nonprofit organizations including direct mail, email, media and online fundraising. Most recently employed as Marketing Manager at Worth Linen Associates, Michelle is […]
New York, NY- August 23, 2011– Texas Rangers’ All-Star pitcher and philanthropist C.J. Wilson is partnering with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to promote the importance of a drug-free lifestyle and practice of healthy competition with a digital and grassroots effort, Play Healthy. This initiative educates families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances […]
This month Patty Sterner, winner of the 2010 Commissioner’s Play Healthy Award, was recognized at Target Field in Minneapolis prior to a Major League Baseball game, for her advocacy of drug-free lifestyles and healthy competition.
the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids welcomes Rebecca Moynihan, our new Director of Special Events. Rebecca will focus largely on the organization’s 25th Anniversary Gala, and will also be responsible for developing and implementing a number of new fundraising events. Rebecca hails from England, where she began her career in market research. Most recently, Rebecca worked […]
Join us for our monthly “Meet the Parents Hour,” a popular, LIVE Facebook Chat and Q&A session taking place this Wednesday, August 24 at 12 p.m. EDT/ 9 a.m. PDT, featuring Tara Conner, former Miss USA and Public Advocacy Consultant for Caron Treatment Centers.
David Clark, a parent and athlete who is currently in recovery from alcohol abuse, will support the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as he runs nonstop through the Colorado Rockies later this month. Once 320 pounds and battling substance abuse, David is now a 165-pound ultra-marathoner and father of three. The Colorado resident is an avid […]
Hi, I’m Melissa Gilbert. I’m the national spokesperson for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and you probably know me best as Laura on “Little House on the Prairie.” I’m still acting, and I’m also an author, a mother and, most importantly, a person in recovery from alcohol abuse. I’m very excited to be taking part […]
New York, NY (July 21, 2011) – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the second 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 Play Healthy website, to […]
Is your son’s baseball coach an outstanding leader? Does your daughter’s volleyball teammate excel at sportsmanship and encourage others to make good decisions? If you know a youth coach or student athlete who displays these admirable qualities, we invite you to nominate them for our second annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards! Join us, along with […]
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 […]