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.
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.
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.
We are disheartened to learn of the revelations in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” story. The story revealed lobbying on behalf of pharmaceutical distributors to limit the authority of the DEA to investigate and prosecute illegal shipments of opioids being diverted to small communities.
David Sheff, journalist and The New York Times best-selling author of “Beautiful Boy” and “Clean,” was our guest host for our very first Facebook Live Thursday, June 16. He shared his personal story of being the father of a child who has struggled with substance use, read an excerpt from his book, and answered our community’s questions.
Join us on Thursday, June 15 from 2:00-2:30 p.m. EDT for our first-ever Facebook Live chat with journalist and The New York Times best-selling author, David Sheff. He will answer all your questions on being the father of a child who has struggled with substance use, and more.
We are pleased to announce that starting this May, Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re joining Facebook’s effort to help those who may be struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders with support, real-time counsel, and tools and resources.
Our President and CEO, Marcia Lee Taylor, participated in the session, HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy: Take-Home Strategies for Your Community, which highlighted several High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas collaboration with the Partnership and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With 144 people dying from a drug overdose each day in the U.S., the country is facing a public health crisis that is tearing millions of families apart. The Partnership has been on the frontlines of this issue for more than 30 years. Today, the organization announced its priority to support families who need help for a loved one, unveiling a new website customized for a parent’s journey in addressing their child’s substance use.
We are grateful to Sigmund Software for their generosity in selecting the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as their charity beneficiary at their Sigmund Software South Florida Conference, this past January.