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.
Talon David, a teen singer and songwriter, has been chosen as the winner of the seventh annual GRAMMY Foundation®, MusiCares®, and the Partnership’s Teens Make Music Contest for her original interpretation of the importance of living above the influence of drug and alcohol use.
The Partnership today announced the national launch of “Search and Rescue,” a prescriber education campaign that gives healthcare providers the resources they need to prescribe opioids responsibly and prevent the misuse and abuse of medicine in their practices.
Today marks the launch of the seventh annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest, in conjunction with the Partnership as part of its “Above the Influence” campaign. The contest asks young musicians, ages 14–18, 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.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today launched #GotYourBack, a peer-to-peer action campaign that raises awareness among teens about the risks of binge drinking and empowers teens to help a friend who may be in trouble from drinking too much alcohol.
The Partnership, in collaboration with the Addiction Policy Forum and the House of Representatives Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, developed a comprehensive addiction resources toolkit to help the families impacted by the heroin and opioid epidemic.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today announced the launch of BREAKING POINTS, a new, short documentary film that raises awareness about the level of stress that high school and college students experience and the unhealthy ways that many of them cope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit working to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens, today announced a “Back-to-School Survival Guide” for parents and families.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today launched a new multimedia campaign for teens that uses emojis to communicate the challenges of negative influences, empowering them to live Above the Influence.