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 […]
The Partnership at Drugfree.org along with numerous organizations across the country helps raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and supports the American Medicine Chest Challenge set to begin on Saturday, November 13.
Although voters in California did not pass Proposition 19 in yesterday’s election, today not much has changed for families. The ongoing debate on the proposed legalization of marijuana has already succeeded in confusing many parents and teens across the nation, while far too many teens continue to use marijuana and mistakenly believe that it is […]
We are excited to welcome mother, actor and author Melissa Gilbert as our New Celebrity Champion. Melissa joins our cause to help parents prevent and get help for a child who may be struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is now working with Melissa to empower parents and families across the country with a message of hope and strength as she shares her deep, personal connection to our issue.
Long-time nonprofit’s mission evolves; research demonstrates parents’ increased need for help and support on teen drug and alcohol issues Actor, Author and Parent Melissa Gilbert Joins as First-Ever Celebrity Champion NEW YORK, NY – October 7, 2010 – The Partnership for a Drug-Free America announced today that it is changing its name to the Partnership […]
Addiction takes a devastating toll on families and individuals, and 35 million families with children ages 9-17 need help with drug and alcohol prevention. But we know too that our cause is not hopeless and that the parents and families we serve are not helpless. Because of this, and whenever we can, we want to […]
Troubling increases in teen drug use, including prescription medications and marijuana, as reported in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), points directly to the greater need for parent involvement and activism.
New survey data from Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation finds that more than one in five parents feel unable to prevent their kids from trying drugs and alcohol. To help motivate and equip parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of substance abuse, the two organizations are focusing the next phase of their award-winning radio campaign, which kicks off today, on better preparing parents on ways to safeguard their kids from the risks of drug and alcohol use.