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.
Patricia Russo, chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today provided keynote remarks and joined Steve Pasierb, Partnership CEO and Ken Winters, PhD., chairman of the organization’s science advisory board and professor at the University of Minnesota, to review a number of new research-based programs from the Partnership at the National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference.
An estimated 15 percent of adults in America — millions of people — suffer with pain that lasts more than three months. For many of these people, prescription opioid pain medicines are an important part of their treatment for a variety of health conditions. However, when these medications—safe when used as directed, under the supervision […]
Today the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced the results of the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XV: Teens and Parents, their 15th annual back-to-school survey that underscores the critical need for parents to take the first step in drug prevention, communicating the risks of drug and alcohol use to their children.
New omnibus research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that more than one-third of parents are concerned that TV (38 percent), computers (37 percent) and video games (33 percent) make it harder for them to communicate with their media-engrossed teens about risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol use.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities, today launched the first annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and WeeWorld, recently teamed up to educate teens about substance abuse prevention and the real-life consequences of drug and alcohol use. The custom campaign underscores the power of embracing measurable social media to connect directly with teen audiences.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is pleased to announce the election of Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rosenthal is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and founder of Phoenix House, one of the nation’s leading substance abuse services organizations. A pioneer in the field of substance abuse treatment, he introduced therapeutic models that have become standard throughout the field.
Survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse.
NEW YORK – The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today introduced a new online campaign, “Healthy Competition: A Resource for Parents,” at TimeToTalk.org/healthycompetition that offers unique insight from Major League baseball players on raising healthy teens and student athletes. “Healthy Competition” is coupled with the Partnership’s prevention […]
The Partnership welcomes the National Drug Control Strategy’s thoughtful emphasis on prevention, early intervention and substance abuse treatment, and looks forward to working with Director Gil Kerlikowske and all the staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to bring these strategies to life at the national and community levels.
After a decade of consistent declines in teen drug abuse, the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation points to marked upswings in use of drugs that teens are likely to encounter at parties and in other social situations. To read the full press release, […]
More Teens Using Alcohol, Ecstasy and Marijuana Makes Early Parental Action Even More Critical New York, NY, March 2, 2010 – After a decade of consistent declines in teen drug abuse, a new national study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation points to marked upswings in use of drugs […]
The Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today named Patricia “Pat” F. Russo Chairman of the national non-profit organization that exists to help parents prevent, intervene in and treat drug and alcohol use by their children.
~Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse~ ~Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids~ New York, NY – May 4, 2009 – The 14th annual national survey of parents’ attitudes about teen drug and alcohol use was released today by the nonprofit Partnership for […]
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America today announced the findings from the 2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, (PATS) which revealed a strong increase in parental awareness of the dangers of one of the most troubling and persistent trends in teen drug use – teen abuse of prescription medications. To read the full press release, click […]