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2014-07-15 23:05:44

To Learn New Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Teen Drug Use Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Nearly 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Orlando, Fla. on July 20-24 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2014 Mid-Year Training Institute. The week-long training, held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel, will teach participants how to address one of our nation’s biggest public health challenges –...

2014-07-14 12:24:43

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is a fast-moving social experiment - as well as a new economic driver - that has taken legislators by storm as they try to sort out the right response to the will of the people about a controversial medicine and recreational intoxicant. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO At a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.,...

2014-07-08 16:24:03

NGC Continues Raise to Awareness About the Nation's Ongoing Drug Epidemic Through Partner PSAs, Online Banner Ads, Blog Posts and Social Media WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From rural towns tormented by addiction to headline-grabbing overdoses, illegal narcotics continue to plague our nation. The $350 billion-a-year industry knows no boundaries and leaves devastation in its wake. For the third consecutive year, National Geographic Channel's (NGC's) acclaimed...

2014-07-07 23:00:55

Harbor Village comments on Washington State's move to keep marijuana from children. USA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The State of Washington is moving to take action to keep marijuana out of the hands of children, according to a DrugFree.org article “Washington Governor Announces Emergency Rules to Keep Marijuana Away From Kids” (6/25). Just like Colorado before them, Washington will now add strict requirements for packaging and marketing of marijuana edibles. Prohibited images such as...

2014-06-16 12:29:37

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, announced today that it will honor Senator Gordon H. Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, at its 2014 Winter Wish Gala on November 20th. Sen. Smith joined the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) as President and CEO in November 2009. Prior to joining NAB,...

2014-05-23 08:24:29

Strengthening local, regional and national efforts to combat illicit and prescription drug use among youth NEW GLASGOW, NS, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada, today announced $16.1 million in federal funding over three years to help prevent and reduce illicit and prescription drug abuse among youth ages 10 to 24....

2014-05-06 12:26:53

Georgia Prevention Initiative Awareness Campaign ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012, "Overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics, which are medications used to treat pain, have increased to almost 17,000 deaths a year in the United States." That is the equivalent of a large jumbo jet full of people disappearing every week for one year! The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention...

2014-05-06 08:29:33

NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the nation's largest nonprofit dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to adolescent substance abuse and addiction, today announced the election of Ibra Morales to its Board of Directors. Earlier this year, Morales was named President of MundoFox, a California-based Hispanic Broadcast Network in the U.S. that launched in 2012. MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC),...

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,...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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