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.
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.
New research released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirms several “disconnects” in the pain-related communication between healthcare prescribers of prescription opiates (Rx painkillers) and their patients.
The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among 8th-, 10th,- and 12th- graders, shows a continued decline in the misuse of prescription drugs and cough/cold medicines on behalf of U.S. high school students.