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.
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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.