Partnership News

Updates on our work and press announcements.

Winter Wish Gala to Be Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, Producer, Award-Winning Journalist

The Partnership will celebrate its Winter Wish Gala on December 4 and it will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien, Producer, Award-Winning Journalist

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Responds to Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids Report

Our official response to the Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids Report, released late last week.

Join Us: Facebook Live with Surgeon General to Discuss Role Families Can Play in Solving Opioid Crisis

Join us on Thursday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Facebook Live with the U. S. Surgeon General to discuss the role families can play in helping solve the nation's opioid crisis.

Join Us for New Facebook Live Series: Learn Skills to Help You and Your Child Communicate Better

We are excited to announce our first-ever “Parenting Skills Facebook Live: Support for Families Concerned with Substance Use” event taking place on Wednesday, August 15 at 8 p.m. ET on the Partnership’s Facebook page.

Partnership Parent Coaches Featured in the Washington Post and Kaiser Health News

In articles in both the Washington Post and Kaiser Health News you can read about Doug  and Bea Duncan, two of our Parent Coaches.

Two New PSAs Address Opioid Misuse and Abuse, Encouraging Parents to Reach Out for Help

We’ve created two new TV PSAs that encourage parents to take action and not hesitate to reach out for help.

YOU’RE INVITED: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the National Institute on Drug Abuse Host Back-to-School Twitter Chat

Join us on Wednesday, August 8 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EDT as we co-host with the National Institute on Drug Abuse an hour-long Back-to-School Twitter Chat.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Named Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 4, 2018

We are proud to announce that the Partnership has been chosen as an official charity partner in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon.

Partner for Hope – Harrison Kashkin Runs on Behalf of the Partnership

Partner for Hope, Harrison Kashkin ran the Coney Island Half Marathon and generously donated the proceeds to the Partnership.

Reflecting on My Recovery, My Journey to the Partnership

President & CEO Fred Muench reflects on his one-year anniversary leading the Partnership.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Featured in the Washington Post

We were highlighted in the Washington Post in a spotlight article featuring personalized guidance and advice for parents.

Latest Parent Coach Training Takes Place in Salt Lake City, Utah

Latest parent coach training took place at Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Google and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Collaborate to Bring Evidence-Based Resources, Actionable Support to Parents and Families

The Partnership has expanded its collaboration with Google to ensure that parents can more easily access evidence-based resources to address a substance use disorder within their families.

Latest Parent Coach Training Takes Place in Toms River, New Jersey

We hosted our latest parent coach training in New Jersey with the help of our partners, Hope Sheds Light and the Center for Motivation and Change Foundation for Change.

Grayken Center for Addiction, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Announce New Statewide Resources for Families in Crisis

The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids are collaborating to close a gap in desperately needed support for parents.

The Addiction Solutions Campaign Releases Opioid Settlement Priorities

The Addiction Solutions Campaign has released recommendations for investing in solutions to the opioid crisis.

Partnership Parent Coach Participates in Maryland Town Hall Meeting on Opioid Crisis

Partnership Parent Coach Susan Knade recently participated in a Baltimore, MD town hall meeting focused on the opioid crisis.

Partnership Presents on Vaping at Mamaroneck High School

Pat Aussem, recently led a presentation focused on vaping for parents, teachers and other high school staff at Mamaroneck High School in New York.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Announces Relaunch of “Search and Rescue” Opioid Prescriber Education Campaign Website

We have relaunched “Search and Rescue,” our opioid prescriber education campaign website.

Google Announces Matching Grant to Fund Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Family Support Services

Google announces matching grant to help us fund our family support services.

Parent Coach Training Takes Place in Phoenix, Arizona

The latest Parent Coach Training takes place in Phoenix, Arizona.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Google and DEA Collaborate to Promote National Prescription Take Back Day, April 28th

We've partnered with Google and the DEA to Promote National Prescription Take Back Day, on April 28th.

The Partnership Presents the 2018 All-Star Tasting

We will host our 2018 All-Star Tasting on Wednesday, May 16 at New York City’s own Riverpark – a Tom Colicchio restaurant.