~Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Recognize Winners~ New York, NY (Jan. 16, 2015) – Teen music artist Victoria Marchlewski has been selected as the winner of the fifth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest for her original interpretation of the importance of living above the influence of drug and […]
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.
Marijuana, legal or otherwise, is a hot topic, so it is more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often. Download “How to Talk With Your Teens About Marijuana” to get started.
This year’s Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) results, which shows a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens. Here are some highlights from the media coverage.
In the wake of Justin Bieber’s recent DUI arrest, reports are now surfacing that the 19-year-old pop star may have been under the influence of marijuana, beer and prescription drugs, and that he could have been given the prescription medicine by his mother. Our hope is that parents, who are in a position to prevent medicine abuse before it starts, […]
Last night, “Out of Reach”, a short documentary created by teen filmmaker Cyrus Stowe, premiered at the 18th Annual Genart Film Festival in New York City. The film captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse in Cyrus’ school and community, and it was created in collaboration with our organization and director Tucker Capps (of […]
Parents’ Lax Attitudes and Behavior Linked to Teen Rx Drug Misuse and Abuse ~ Nearly One-Third of Parents Believe Stimulants Can Improve Academic Performance, Even for Teens Who Do Not Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ~ New York, NY – April 23, 2013 – New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free […]
This week, NPR interviewed our Senior Program Officer and founding member Tom Hedrick about how parents can address the difficult topic of substance abuse with their kids, even if they have done drugs themselves. In the piece, Tom stresses the importance of talking early and often: “Early intervention can head off serious addiction down the […]
Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO New York, NY, December 19, 2012 – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF) – an annual survey on teen drug abuse tracking 8th, 10th and 12th graders – shows a multi-year surge in childhood marijuana use among the nation’s school-aged children. This escalating trend, especially […]
Our Leader. Our Friend. Our Inspiration. 1925 – 2012 Words cannot adequately convey the sadness and sense of loss we feel at the passing of our friend James (Jim) E. Burke. Jim was a true giant among industry titans, a role model for effective and ethical corporate leadership, governance, and, indeed, a shining example of […]
Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (NCMHAD), a day that aims to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and stresses that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. NCMHAD is a key strategy of the “Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health” campaign and is part of the […]
the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’s Celebrity Champion, Melissa Gilbert, was recently interviewed by AOL’s parent-focused blog “Parent Dish,” where she speaks candidly about her own personal experiences with alcohol abuse and offers advice to others who are having similar struggles. Melissa also introduces our unique resource that helps parents of teens in crisis understand and […]
~Patty Sterner of Willmar, Minnesota and Loureen Prudente of Troy, Michigan are Honored~ New York, NY (December 15, 2010) – Patty Sterner, a coach and mother from Willmar, Minnesota and Loureen Prudente, a teen athlete from Troy, Michigan, were honored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities, with […]