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.