Rowena Tse from the Ad Council’s popular industry blog, “Adlibbing” touted our organization’s new name and our unique brand identity. Here is an excerpt: “…The Partnership for a Drug-Free America recently rebranded itself as the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, with the website URL right there in the name. To me, this is the definition of […]
Last month, our president Steve Pasierb provided testimony to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in support of safety regulations governing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act and the creation of a national prescription drug take-back program. Having worked closely with the DEA on prescription (Rx) drug abuse issues, including the recent National Prescription Drug […]
Last month, Marcia Lee Taylor, Vice President and Director of Government Relations at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, joined Regina LaBelle from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington DC. Taylor spoke to a committee of mayors from around the country about the […]
In a discussion hosted on YouTube following the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama addressed drug and alcohol abuse as a public health problem. Not in favor of legalization, the President suggested combating the issue by changing people’s attitudes and exploring new ways to decrease demand for drugs. “On drugs, I think a […]
On Wednesday, January 26, the Massachusetts Health Council presented its 13th annual Pharmacy Public Health Symposium, one of the largest continuing education programs for pharmacists practicing in the Commonwealth. Our President and CEO, Steve Pasierb, delivered a presentation entitled, “Is the Medicine Cabinet Contributing to Teenage Drug Abuse: Educating Parent-Patients on Preventing Access to Their […]
By harnessing resources and expertise across the federal government, the Obama Administration is making strides in helping improve the quality of military family life. The White House announced its plans to help communities more effectively support military families, ultimately improving the long-term effectiveness of U.S. military forces. The President has said that the care and […]
The Partnership at Drugfree.org is pleased to announce the election of Paul Bascobert to its Board of Directors. Bascobert is currently the president of Bloomberg Businessweek, a leading global business media organization. As president, he is responsible for the strategy, revenue and operations of Bloomberg Businessweek and for driving financial and circulation growth.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org has received a challenge grant to support the 2011 launch of the Parents Toll-Free Helpline. Parents who are coping with a child’s drug and alcohol addiction often find it difficult to get help. Many feel alone and frustrated, and struggle to get the information and guidance they need to help a child in crisis.
Tessa Vining, LCSW, CASAC, and Jessica Knoll, LCSW, CASAC, visited our offices at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids this week for a lunch and learn presentation on the assessment and treatment process for adolescents and their families. Sponsored by Phoenix House, the nation’s leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment services, Vining and Knoll […]
While moms and dads tend to have a lot in common when it comes to parenting their children, new research shows that moms have a tendency to be more “hands-on” than dads when it comes to alcohol and drug prevention with their kids. New data from the most recent Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored […]
Parenting Style Differences Research indicates that mothers and fathers tend to have more similarities than differences when it comes to parenting their children. However, while not necessarily right or wrong there are differences in style between mothers and fathers that are worth noting. Of interest to prevention efforts is the finding that mothers tend to […]
the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s Celebrity Champion, Melissa Gilbert, was recently interviewed by AOL’s parent-focused blog “Parent Dish,” where she speaks candidly about her own personal experiences with alcohol abuse and offers advice to others who are having similar struggles. Melissa also introduces our unique resource that helps parents of teens in crisis understand and […]
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) – the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens themselves report finding the drug-prevention messages to be effective.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org has been awarded a grant of more than $50,000 from the Denver, Colorado-based Daniels Fund. The grant will support collaboration between the Denver Office of Drug Strategy (DODS) and the nonprofit to pilot a new community education program called the Time To Act Community Program.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org held its 8th Annual Gala earlier this month to celebrate and thank parents, families and all supporters who have been instrumental in reaching thousands of families struggling with teen substance abuse.
NEW YORK, NY – December 22, 2010 – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today announced a new strategic partner to help support the organization’s outreach to address teen drug and alcohol use within the Latino and Spanish-speaking community and equip Hispanic parents with tools from prevention to treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. The National […]
~Patty Sterner of Willmar, Minnesota and Loureen Prudente of Troy, Michigan are Honored~ New York, NY (December 15, 2010) – Patty Sterner, a coach and mother from Willmar, Minnesota and Loureen Prudente, a teen athlete from Troy, Michigan, were honored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities, with […]
Research about Dangerous Practice – and the 11 Internet Commerce Companies Partnering Together to Protect Patients – Announced as Part of White House Forum Washington, D.C. – Illegal online drug sellers have provided tens of millions of Americans prescription medication via the Internet without a valid prescription, recent research has found. These rogue sellers have preyed […]
Statement of Steve Pasierb, President New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) – the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – shows that teens’ daily use of marijuana, especially among 8th graders, has increased significantly, with overall illicit drug use among […]
Kids learn a lot from their parents, who are the number one influence in the lives of their children, and the way parents talk about and handle their own alcohol use affects their kids and teens. Parents’ “model behavior” may have a direct impact on the choices teens make for themselves about alcohol and or […]
We remember and honor Phil Joanou, one of the most accomplished and celebrated advertising figures of the past 30 years. In large part, Phil was responsible for the original concept that founded our organization. As a business leader, he thought if advertising could be successful at selling products and ideas, it could ‘unsell’ drugs and […]
the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s Celebrity Champion, Melissa Gilbert, was recently featured on CBS’ “The Talk” – a new daytime TV show that analyzes life issues through the eyes of the hosts whose common denominator is that they are all moms. Watch as Melissa discusses her important work with our organization, shares her personal family […]
Family. Hope. Health. Support. Daughters. Mothers. Brothers. Grandparents. There’s so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids would like to express our appreciation for your support and share with you what our staff is thankful for this year. Please take a moment to visit our Facebook page and let us […]