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.
Join us on Wednesday, October 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT for a live Facebook chat with Dr. Denise Pope, co-founder of Challenge Success at Stanford University and author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids.
Too many families have lost someone they love to a drug overdose. In fact, today, 128 families are grieving, and today’s toxicology report adds one more family to that roll call: the family of Prince. He is number 129.
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.
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.
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.
Heroin and prescription painkiller abuse is having a devastating effect on public health and safety across the United States – and without proper prevention and treatment, more families and communities will be impacted.
The Board of Directors of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens, has officially named Marcia Lee Taylor President and CEO of the organization.
~Increase in Hispanic Teens Who Have Misused or Abused a Prescription Medicine At Least Once In Their Lifetime~ the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today released new research from the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), a nationally projectable survey that tracks teen drug and alcohol use and parent attitudes toward substance abuse among teens. The research, […]
~New Interactive Web Resource from The Treatment Research Institute and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helps Educate Parents on State-By-State Penalties for Providing Alcohol to Teens~ New York, May 22, 2013 – While many parents may think that allowing their teens and their teens’ friends to drink at home under adult supervision keeps kids safe and leads to […]
October 1, 2012 – New York, NY – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids honors and remembers James E. Burke, who passed away on Friday, September 28. Burke, one of the nation’s most admired chief executives with a distinguished career at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), was Chairman Emeritus of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. He served […]
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 […]
~”Family Stories” Video Selected as Only Award in Public Service Category~ New York, NY, June 18, 2012 – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen drug and alcohol abuse, was honored at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Awards. The organization won in the Public Service […]
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is proud to announce that our Meet The Parents Hour was named a finalist in PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards in the category of Facebook Communications Campaign. PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards Program is dedicated to honoring the most talented communicators and teams in the nonprofit sector. Meet The Parents Hour […]
We remember and honor our friend and a founding member of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Dan Burke, one of the most accomplished, inspirational and celebrated media and communications professionals of our time. The Partnership, the Burke family and the world lost a great man at the age of 82 on October 26, 2011. The singular […]
~Expert Help for Parents and Families in Need~ NEW YORK, NY – September 20, 2011 – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is introducing a new bilingual (English/Spanish), toll-free telephone helpline, dedicated to helping parents and families who may not have access to our comprehensive resources at drugfree.org, or who want to reach out and speak […]