Last week, the National Journal published an article detailing how the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) came to be. Our President and CEO, Marcia Lee Taylor, talks about how the Partnership has advocated for the passing of the CARA in the article.
On March 9, the Partnership co-hosted an advanced screening of our new documentary, BREAKING POINTS, with Google. The capacity audience was the first to see our documentary exploring the stress and pressure our teens face every day, and the unhealthy ways they cope.
Partnership President will join the Addiction Policy Forum, Senator Ted Cruz and other key stakeholders on Thursday, February 4th, as part of a roundtable discussion on the addiction and heroin epidemic.
This week, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids President and CEO, Marcia Lee Taylor, submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee for Wednesday’s hearing urging for ways to address the heroin and prescription drug epidemic.
FreshDigitalGroup, was named Agency of Record (AOR) for The Meth Project, a large-scale, teen-targeted prevention program of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Starting in 2016, FreshDigitalGroup will be the lead strategic and creative agency for the program.
Teen musical artist Lee Reh has been chosen as the winner of the sixth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest for his original interpretation of the importance of living above the influence of drug and alcohol use.
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study, an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 40,000 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows some positive inroads and encouraging news in substance abuse among American youth.
Chad Smock, a youth coach from Hilliard, Ohio and Cameron Justice, a teen athlete from Dublin, Ohio, were honored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Major League Baseball Charities, with the sixth annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards.
Our 2015 Winter Wish Gala was held this week, raising $1.3 million to support our work to reduce substance abuse among adolescents. With more than 400 distinguished guests and friends in attendance, this annual celebration was made possible due to our dedicated volunteers and generous donors, at the historic Gotham Hall in New York City.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Prinkshop today launched new, bold graphic design t-shirts and tote bags reminding people to “Mind Your Meds.” Proceeds benefit the Partnership’s work to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today launched “Who Controls You,” a new multimedia campaign for teens that illustrates some of the pressures they face, including peer pressure to drink and use drugs, issues with body image and bullying, among others.
Meth Awareness Week will be observed Monday, November 30 through Friday, December 4, in an effort to combat the abuse and use of methamphetamine. This year’s theme, “Raise the Volume,” encourages participants to get involved within their communities to help amplify the message of choosing life over meth.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids welcomes Gina Samson as its new Chief Financial Officer. Samson will play an important role in shaping the financial future for the nonprofit, leading the day-to-day operations as well as overseeing accounting, human resources and IT for the Partnership.
Today, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents, and Google announced that they are expanding their ongoing efforts to make resources on teen substance abuse easier for families to find online.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today released Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Teens, an issue brief focusing on helping parents, educators and other youth-serving professionals understand the unique challenges – including bullying and family rejection – faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth that contribute to their heightened rates of substance abuse.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today announced the celebration of the Fourth Annual Above the Influence (ATI) Day, a national event that celebrates teens across the country who choose to rise above the negative influences in their lives to be their best selves.
The White House has announced today that President Obama will host a community forum in Charleston, West Virginia on the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic in that state and in communities across the country.
On Sunday, October 4, we joined 25,000 individuals and advocacy organizations for the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. On the following day, the Partnership and our volunteer families participated in an advocacy day with key members of the House and Senate to garner federal support for CARA.
Today marks the launch of the sixth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest, in conjunction with the Partnership. The contest asks young musicians to compose or create an original song and/or music video that celebrates life above the influence or brings attention to the real-life consequences of substance abuse.
Addiction is not treated like any other disease, but rather as a crime and a moral failing, treated with prison and lectures, rather than therapy and medicine. It’s time to break the silence and treat it as the public health epidemic it is. Let’s work to bring awareness to and transformation around addiction.
The campaign trail to the White House has seen many presidential candidates expressing not only their views on addiction, but also the proactive steps they have taken to act on this public health crisis.