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.