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2014-03-18 08:27:28

-Organization Honors Outstanding Pro Bono Support in Digital, Print and Broadcast Media- NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org today announced the recipients of its annual Media Recognition Awards, given in honor of outstanding pro bono support of the organization's public service education campaigns in digital, print and broadcast media. The nonprofit, which is dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to adolescent substance abuse...

2014-02-17 20:21:47

CALLAWAY GARDENS, Ga., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Kevin Sabet will be presenting on Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, at the Callaway Gardens' Conference Center in Pine Mountain, Georgia on Monday, March 3. His morning workshop will be repeated in the afternoon. He will also be the plenary luncheon speaker that same day. See below for registration instructions. Dr. Sabet will provide an overview of the current drug policy trends in the United States,...

2014-02-10 20:21:10

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dear Mr. President: I am writing to you as President of the California Narcotic Officers' Association (CNOA). CNOA is a non-profit training association whose 8000 members are responsible for enforcement of California's controlled substance laws. It's dangerous work, as evidenced by the fact that 90 of the names on the California Peace Officers' Memorial Wall were members of CNOA. Included among those 90 men and women are two of our...

2014-01-30 12:25:14

Launches new game app that promotes drug, alcohol and tobacco use prevention CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in celebration of National Drug Facts Week, National 4-H Council will host the Health Rocks! Youth Ambassador Summit in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). During the event, Council will launch the Health Rocks! Carnival app--an interactive, carnival-themed learning game designed to help youth enhance and test their...

Synthetic Marijuana Use Down Among Teens
2013-12-18 15:05:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released survey from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found teenagers are using less synthetic marijuana and increasingly using the real thing. The annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug use and attitudes about drugs among America’s 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders. The NIH survey found nearly 40 percent of high school seniors see habitual marijuana use as dangerous, a drop from the 2012 rate of 44...

2013-12-18 12:26:53

~The Partnership at Drugfree.org Responds to 2013 Monitoring the Future Study~ NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among eighth-, 10th- and 12th- graders, shows an increase in the abuse of the prescription medicine Adderall among high school seniors in the U.S. over the past few years. Adderall is a prescribed stimulant that is commonly used to treat attention deficit...

2013-12-16 23:03:53

Florida-based detox center Novus Medical Detox suggests the use of treatment programs instead of prison sentences as the best means of ending drug abuse in the U.S., as well as reducing the costs of incarceration. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 According to the World Bank, at least 75 percent of expenditures on drugs in the US go toward apprehending and punishing dealers and users; treatment expenditures only account for, at most, one-sixth of the total (1). Despite the...

2013-12-14 23:03:01

With Uruguay having made marijuana legal, other countries may be looking to follow their example and bring the War on Drugs to an end. This will, in turn, change how drug detox is implemented and drug addiction is treated. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 14, 2013 As reported by CNN.com on December 10, seen here, Uruguay has taken steps to begin the legalization of marijuana, making it the first country in the world that would decriminalize the drug completely. This move will allow the...

2013-11-01 23:18:46

As some states begin to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Suncoast Rehab Center urges policymakers to reconsider, as marijuana is addictive and may lead to harder drug use. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in both Colorado and Washington, advocates are now beginning to focus their efforts on Northeastern states, including Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire (1). But Spring Hill drug rehabilitation center Suncoast...

2013-10-17 08:25:43

"Made by Me" TV commercial premieres on National Above the Influence Day NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org today is premiering a new teen-targeted television spot, co-created by a teen, as part of its newly revamped Above the Influence (ATI) campaign. The TV spot is the first produced by The Partnership at Drugfree.org since taking the lead on ATI, now in transition from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)....