Partnership to End Addiction in the News

    Partnership to End Addiction’s research findings, resources and experts are frequently featured in news stories across the nation. Select coverage is shown below.

    TODAY (September 22, 2021)

    Patricia Heaton recounts incident with her grown-up sons that led to her sobriety
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    Yahoo! Entertainment (September 21, 2021)

    Patricia Heaton reveals the moment she decided to get sober: ‘I was so humiliated’
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    The Hollywood Reporter (September 21, 2021)

    Patricia Heaton on the Advice ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Co-Star Peter Boyle Gave That’s Kept Her Sober
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    HealthDay (September 21, 2021)

    Animal Sedative Is Driving Rise in Fatal Drug ODs
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Financial Times (September 20, 2021)

    DoorDash to offer alcohol delivery in effort to take on rivals
    Quotes Emily Feinstein, Chief Operating Officer at Partnership to End Addiction

    Verywell Mind (September 17, 2021)

    Mobile RV Clinic Successfully Treats Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President of Partnership to End Addiction

    E! (September 7, 2021)

    National Recovery Month 2021 Stories of Inspiration
    Quotes Elizabeth Vargas, who sits on the Partnership to End Addiction board of directors and hosts the “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    HealthDay (August 31, 2021)

    How Common Is Opioid Misuse Among Seniors After Hip Surgery?
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    NBC's News Center Maine (August 31, 2021)

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, Mainers gather to remember those who died by drug overdose
    Features an interview with Elizabeth Mustacchio, M.B.A., Associate Director, Helpline Operations

    HealthDay (August 26, 2021)

    Fatal ODs From Illicit Tranquilizers Jumped 6-Fold During Pandemic
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    The Lisa Show (August 16, 2021)

    How to Access Care for Addicted Teens
    Features an interview with Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Jane Wilkens Michael Podcast (August 14, 2021)

    Courage to Change
    Partnership to End Addiction board member Elizabeth Vargas spoke about hosting the organization’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast.

    Verywell Mind (August 2, 2021)

    Why You Should Take Narcan Training Right Now
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    NBC’s News Center Maine (July 27, 2021)

    Maine is the first state in the US to rollout a statewide overdose alert program
    Quotes Kevin Collins, Vice President of Family and Community Support Services at Partnership to end Addiction

    Portland Press Herald (July 26, 2021)

    Maine first state to roll out text alerts when drug overdoses spike
    Quotes Kevin Collins, Vice President of Family and Community Support Services at Partnership to end Addiction

    WGME (July 21, 2021)

    Maine’s first text alerts go out after overdose spike in Portland
    Quotes Kevin Collins, Vice President of Family and Community Support Services at Partnership to end Addiction

    CNBC - The News with Shepard Smith (July 14, 2021)

    U.S. drug overdoses skyrocket during the pandemic
    Features an interview with Marcia Lee Taylor, M.P.P., Chief External and Government Relations Officer at Partnership to End Addiction

    Filter (June 21, 2021)

    We Must Address the Overdose Crisis With the Same Focus as COVID-19
    Co-authored by Emily Feinstein, Chief Operating Officer at Partnership to End Addiction, alongside Paul Samuels of the Legal Action Center and Thomas McClellan, a national expert on addiction treatment and policy.

    Observer Dispatch (June 21 2021)

    Oneida County is part of pilot program to warn of overdose spikes through text alerts
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s SPIKE Alert by Text program.

    New York Post (June 15, 2021)

    Ex-‘Top Chef’ contestant Gregory Gourdet on drug, alcohol abuse in NYC restaurant scene
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast.

    STAT (June 10, 2021)

    Lessons about marijuana edibles from youth vaping
    Penned by Partnership to End Addiction’s Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis and Lindsey Vuolo, J.D., M.P.H., Vice President, Health Law and Policy

    Health Affairs (June 10, 2021)

    Recent Legislation Can Dramatically Improve Substance Use Prevention: Here’s How To Seize The Opportunity
    Penned by Partnership to End Addiction’s Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis; Robyn Oster, Research Associate, Health Law and Policy; and Lindsey Vuolo, J.D., M.P.H., Vice President, Health Law and Policy

    WMOT (June 8, 2021)

    Know someone with an addiction problem? Check out this new alert program
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s SPIKE Alert by Text program.

    HealthDay (May 25, 2021)

    More Pot-Linked Poisoning Cases as Edibles’ Popularity Booms
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (May 24, 2021)

    Just 1 in 10 People With Alcohol Problems Get Treatment
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Cincinnati Enquirer (May 19, 2021)

    Treatment, aftercare is part of plan for inmates with addiction in this jail
    Quotes Lindsey Vuolo, J.D., M.P.H., Vice President, Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction

    Healthline (May 5, 2021)

    FDA Approves Higher Dose of Naloxone as Opioids Become Stronger
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    CNN (May 2, 2021)

    These people started using drugs as children but turned their lives around. Here’s how.
    Mentions Partnership to End Addiction’s free resources for families.

    Healthline (May 2, 2021)

    New Guidelines Will Make Opioid Addiction Medications More Widely Available
    Quotes Lindsey Vuolo, J.D., M.P.H., Vice President, Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction

    Jane Wilkens Michael (April 28, 2021)

    An Honest Reflection on Addiction
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    The New York Times (April 23, 2021)

    How to Do Better Fighting Drug Addiction
    Letter to the editor co-authored by Creighton Drury, Partnership to End Addiction’s CEO, and Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    The Lisa Show (April 16, 2021)

    Teen Vaping
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    Scary Mommy (April 15, 2021)

    How to Minimize Your Child’s Risk of Addiction: Experts Weigh In
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    CBS – The Talk (April 13, 2021)

    Elizabeth Vargas on The Talk
    Partnership to End Addiction board member Elizabeth Vargas spoke about hosting the organization’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast.

    HealthDay (April 2, 2021)

    Rising U.S. Deaths After Users Mix Coke, Meth With an Opioid
    Quotes Lindsey Vuolo, J.D., M.P.H., Vice President, Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (March 29, 2021)

    Teen Pot Use Could Mean Less Success as Adult
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (March 22, 2021)

    Legalized Pot Tied to Rise in Young Men’s Suicide Attempts
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Newsweek (March 18, 2021)

    As America Races Toward Marijuana Legalization, How Can we Protect Youth?
    Op-ed by Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    Yahoo! (March 11, 2021)

    Kristen Johnston opens up about past ‘abusive relationship’ with drugs, says she spent millions on painkillers
    Covers Elizabeth Vargas’ interview with actor Kristen Johnston on Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    TODAY Show (March 10, 2021)

    Kristen Johnston reflects on her past addictions: ‘It gives me chills’
    Covers Elizabeth Vargas’ interview with actor Kristen Johnston on Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    Fox News (March 10, 2021)

    Kristen Johnston talks her sobriety after ‘very abusive relationship’ with drugs, alcohol
    Covers Elizabeth Vargas’ interview with actor Kristen Johnston on Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    People (March 10, 2021)

    Kristen Johnston Says She ‘Married’ Drugs After 3rd Rock from the Sun Ended, Calls Addiction ‘Very Abusive’
    Covers Elizabeth Vargas’ interview with actor Kristen Johnston on Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    The Root (February 26, 2021)

    Former NFL Player Montee Ball Reveals How Locker Room Culture Contributed to His Addiction: ‘You Got a Pat on the Back for It’
    Covers Elizabeth Vargas’ interview with former NFL player Montee Ball on Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli (February 22, 2021)

    Transforming how to Address Addiction with Fred Muench
    Podcast features Fred Muench, Ph.D., President of Partnership to End Addiction

    E! (February 9, 2021)

    Bachelor Nation’s Zac Clark Recalls Having Gallbladder Removed to Get Pain Pills Amid Addiction Battle
    Covers Elizabeth Vargas’ interview with Zac Clark of The Bachelorette on Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    Variety (February 4, 2021)

    Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Embracing the Recovery Community
    Features an interview with Elizabeth Vargas, who sits on the Partnership to End Addiction board of directors and hosts the “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    HealthDay (February 3, 2021)

    1 in 3 Young Americans Prescribed a Psychiatric Drug Misuses Them: Study
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (February 3, 2021)

    In Philadelphia, an Animal Tranquilizer Is Driving Deadly Rise in Opioid ODs
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Boston Medical Center – Health City (January 27, 2021)

    Principles of Family Engagement in Treatment for Young Adults with Substance Use Disorder
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President of Partnership to End Addiction

    iHeartRadio (January 26, 2021)

    The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites Feels ‘More Connected To Music’ Sober
    Covers Elizabeth Vargas’ interview with Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers on Partnership to End Addiction’s “Heart of the Matter” podcast

    WNYC Studios (January 21, 2021)

    COVID-19 and Alcohol Consumption: How Women are Disproportionately Affected
    Features an interview with Kamala Greene Genece, Ph.D., Vice President of System Innovation & Quality at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (January 20, 2021)

    Two-Drug Combo May Help Fight Meth Addiction
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (December 31, 2020)

    Vaping May Addle the Adolescent Brain
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    Thrive Global (November 10, 2020)

    Getting to the Heart of the Matter: What Elizabeth Vargas Wants Girls to Know About Connecting to End Addiction
    Quotes Elizabeth Vargas, Partnership to End Addiction board member
    Quotes Emily Moyer, Chief Marketing Officer of Partnership to End Addiction

    Yahoo! Entertainment (October 30, 2020)

    Elizabeth Vargas gets candid about addiction in new podcast: ‘Getting sober was the hardest part of my entire life’
    Quotes Elizabeth Vargas, Partnership to End Addiction board member
    Focuses on our podcast, “Heart of the Matter with Elizabeth Vargas”

    AdWeek (October 28, 2020)

    This Beautiful Animation For an Addiction Charity Shows the Power of Love and Support
    Quotes Creighton Drury, CEO of Partnership to End Addiction
    Quotes Emily Moyer, Chief Marketing Officer of Partnership to End Addiction

    Bloomberg Law (October 23, 2020)

    Anti-Opioid Prescription Rules Stymie Access for Black Patients
    Quotes Emily Feinstein, Chief Operating Officer at Partnership to End Addiction

    The Daily Beast (October 22, 2020)

    Attacks on Hunter Biden Draw Attention to Another Deadly Pandemic
    Quotes Marcia Lee Taylor, Chief Government Relations Officer at Partnership to End Addiction

    Campaign (October 22, 2020)

    Partnership to End Addiction urges connection through animated spot
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Start with Connection” campaign

    Shots (October 21, 2020)

    The dangers of distancing
    Quotes Emily Moyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Partnership to End Addition
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Start with Connection” campaign

    iHeartRadio (October 20, 2020)

    The Lumineers Soundtrack New Partnership To End Addiction Campaign
    Covers Partnership to End Addiction’s “Start with Connection” campaign

    HealthDay (October 7, 2020)

    Overdose Deaths From Cocaine Rising Dramatically
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Worcester Telegram (October 2, 2020)

    Opinion: Building connections with your kids can prevent substance use, addiction
    Op-ed penned by Creighton Drury, the CEO of Partnership to End Addiction, and Chris Herren, a former professional basketball player and the founder of Herren Project, Herren Talks and Herren Wellness

    The Daily Beast (September 30, 2020)

    Trump’s Jab on Hunter Biden’s Drug Addiction Horrifies Treatment Advocates
    Quotes Marcia Lee Taylor, Chief Government Relations Officer at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (October 1, 2020)

    Alcohol-Linked Deaths Rise Sharply in Rural America
    Quotes Robyn Oster, Research Associate in Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction

    Yahoo! News (September 30, 2020)

    Biden’s spotlight on son’s addiction earns praise from advocates
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (September 23, 2020)

    Prenatal Pot Use Impacts Kid’s Future Mental Health
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (September 9, 2020)

    Dangerous Abuse of Anxiety Drug Phenibut Is on the Rise
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    The Hill (September 2, 2020)

    1 in 20 older Americans say they regularly smoke marijuana: survey
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Pat’s commentary originally appeared in HealthDay, both in English and in Spanish.

    2020

    Medium (August 16, 2020)

    Stigma doesn’t care if addiction is a disease
    Op-ed penned by Partnership to End Addiction President Fred Muench, Ph.D.

    The Hill (August 7, 2020)

    Is Congress finally awakening to our nation’s addiction crisis?
    Op-ed penned by Partnership to End Addiction CEO Creighton Drury and Chair Emeritus Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

    Healthline (August 6, 2020)

    The Death Toll from Excessive Alcohol Consumption: What You Need to Know
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (July 8, 2020)

    Pandemic Is Changing Addiction Care, for Better and Worse
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (July 8, 2020)

    La pandemia está cambiando la atención de la adicción, para bien y para mal
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (June 9, 2020)

    ‘Iso,’ a Deadly New Synthetic Opioid, Has Hit American Streets  
    Quotes Pat Aussem, L.P.C., M.A.C., Associate Vice President, Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction

    Nonprofit Technology News (May 25, 2020)

    When Home is Not a Safe Place: Online Help for Those At-Risk During Shelter-in-Place Featured
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    New York Daily News (May 21, 2020)

    The Coronavirus Is Fuel on the Nation’s Opioid Addiction Fire
    Written by Marcia Lee Taylor, Chief External and Government Relations Officer at Partnership to End Addiction

    ESPN (May 12, 2020)

    Inside the latest chapter of former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett’s life turnaround
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    Washington Post (April 28, 2020)

    Quarantinis are a meme of this crisis. But relying on alcohol could lead to serious problems
    Features information about Partnership resources and services specific to COVID-19

    Daily Mail (April 13, 2020)

    CNN (March 27, 2020)

    How governments are using text alerts to fight the coronavirus pandemic
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (March 2, 2020)

    U.S. Kids Waiting a Little Longer to Try Alcohol, Drugs
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    Huffington Post (March 1, 2020)

    Can You Drink Your Way Sober? This Rehab Promises You Can.
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (February 25, 2020)

    Anti-Addiction Meds Key to Saving Lives of People Hooked on Opioids
    Quotes Emily Feinstein, Chief Operating Officer at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (February 18, 2020)

    1 in 4 Opioid ODs Involves Kids and Teens
    Quotes Linda Richter, Ph.D., Vice President of Prevention Research and Analysis at Partnership to End Addiction

    Fast Company (February 7, 2020)

    America Has an Addiction Crisis. ‘Digital Rehab’ Could Help Millions
    Quotes Fred Muench, Ph.D., President at Partnership to End Addiction

    Slate (January 25, 2020)

    How to Break an Addiction
    Interview with Fred Muench, Ph.D., President of Partnership to End Addiction

    Vox (January 16, 2020)

    Methadone Can Help People Beat Opioid Addiction — If They Can Afford It
    Quotes Lindsey Vuolo, Vice President of Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (January 7, 2020)

    Few Teens Who Survive Opioid OD Get Recommended Care
    Quotes Lindsey Vuolo, Vice President of Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction

    HealthDay (January 6, 2020)

    One Big Roadblock to Opioid Addiction Treatment
    Quotes Lindsey Vuolo, Vice President of Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction

    National Journal (January 6, 2020)

    Medicare Now Pays for Opioid Treatment Programs [requires National Journal subscription]
    Quotes Lindsey Vuolo, Vice President of Health Law and Policy at Partnership to End Addiction