Partnership News

Updates on our work in the field and collaboration with partners.

Families Speak Up: The Need for Family Support Services for Addiction

Congress appropriated $6 Billion to address the opioid crisis, but it might not be for what you think. Learn more about why family services are important.

The Partnership Presents at National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting

We served on the panel at the 2018 National Association of Attorneys General Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Join Us: Run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon as a Partnership “Partner for Hope”

We are thrilled to announce that Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has been selected as an official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon taking place on November 4, 2018.

Partnership Co-Hosts Heroin(e) Netflix Documentary Film Screening in New York City

We co-hosted with Netflix a screening of their compelling and Oscar-nominated original short documentary film, Heroin(e), at the SoHo House in New York City.

Pedaling for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Nancy and Michael Grogan, along with other cycling enthusiasts who believe in the Partnership’s mission, came together for the Second Annual Ride for Recovery, which took place at Cyclebar in Wellesely, Massachusetts.

Broadcasters Donate Over $32 Million in Airtime for Opioid Awareness PSAs

We are grateful to the National Association of Broadcasters that has donated more than $32 million in airtime for PSAs focused on opioid abuse awareness and prevention.

Partnership Parent Coach Appears on Local Memphis Morning TV Show

Partnership Parent Coach Ron Bobal recently shared his family’s story on the Memphis area’s ABC affiliate's morning TV show.

Partnership and Media Planet USA Collaborate to Help Educate Families

The Partnership has been tapped by Media Planet USA as recurring contributors on adolescent substance use, working together on articles that bring awareness to important issues affecting society today.

Partnership Named One of the Best Rehabilitation Nonprofits in 2017

Healthline has named the Partnership as one of the Best Rehabilitation Nonprofits in 2017, “leading the charge for recovery from addiction.”

Partnership Parent Coach Appears on CBS, Baltimore Public Affairs Show

Partnership Parent Coach Susan Knade and the Partnership's Steve Cline, were interviewed on the public affairs show, “On Time,” on the local CBS affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland.

Winter Wish Gala Raises More Than $1 Million for Families in Need

We hosted our annual Winter Wish Gala and raised more than $1.1 million dollars to help families struggling with their child’s substance use.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Responds to 2017 NIH’s Monitoring the Future Study

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Responds to 2017 National Institute of Health's Monitoring the Future Study

Our Action Plan in the Face of the Opioid Epidemic

The Partnership have devised a detailed, four-point action plan to help end the opioid crisis and empower families to take action.

Partnership Parent Coach Shares Her Story on News Channel 5 in Tennessee

One of our Parent Coaches, Jacqueline Perrine, a mother from Tennessee who lost her son Adam to an opioid addiction in 2015, shared her story with News Channel 5 in Tennessee.

Dr. Thomas McLellan to Receive Special Award at the Partnership’s Winter Wish Gala

Dr. Thomas McLellan will receive the prestigious James E. Burke award in honor of our former Chairman, Jim Burke.

We Work to Find Solutions and Support Families Facing the Opioid Crisis

We continue to work diligently to help find concrete solutions to address the national opioid crisis.

Partnership Leads Creative Workshop in New Hampshire

We held a training hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration to help students learn about the power of Public Service Announcements.

New Campaign Announced to Achieve Effective Parity Enforcement in 10 States

Five of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations for effective enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act) announced the launch of the Parity@10 Compliance Campaign.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Supports Declaration of Nationwide Public Health Emergency

With 144 people dying every day to a drug overdose, the additional tools this declaration provides are critical.

Twelve New Parent Coaches Trained in Dayton, Ohio

We recently hosted another successful parent coach training, this time in Dayton, Ohio, where 12 caring family members who have been impacted by a loved one’s substance use were trained to become parent coaches.

Partnership Parent Coach Shares Story on OKC News in Oklahoma

One of our parent coaches, Bill Guy, was recently interviewed by OKC news in Oklahoma.

Partnership Leads Community Education Event in Dayton, Ohio

The latest “Train the Trainer” session – an initiative of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s DEA360 program – took place in Dayton, Ohio.

Partnership Presents at Hilton Foundation and Legal Action Center Discussion on Adolescent Substance Use

We presented at a discussion on adolescent substance use, hosted by the Hilton Foundation and Legal Action Center this month.