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2013-09-25 12:24:27

The Partnership at Drugfree.org & Genart Debut Short Film Created by A&E "Intervention's" Tucker Capps and Competition Winner Cyrus Stowe NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genart, the experiential events and digital content marketing company supporting emerging talent, and The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping families solve the problem of teen substance abuse, have teamed up to select a teen filmmaker to debut his film...

2013-09-04 16:27:18

Survey: Mixed News on Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens and Young Adults, Use Remains at Levels The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calls an "Epidemic" NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mixed news from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), found that while prescription (Rx) drug abuse among young adults has decreased from its peak in 2009, the same...

2013-08-29 16:25:13

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Department of Justice issued updated guidance to federal prosecutors and law enforcement in light of state ballot initiatives in Washington and Colorado that legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults. Based on assurances that those states will effectively impose an appropriately strict regulatory system, the Department is deferring its right to challenge the legalization laws at this time. For the...

2013-08-20 04:21:18

~Increase in Hispanic Teens Who Have Misused or Abused a Prescription Medicine At Least Once In Their Lifetime~ NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org 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, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, shows that Hispanic teens are using...

2013-08-09 23:17:56

With the rising cost of addictions more and more individuals and municipalities like the City of Detroit (filed on 7/18) are filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is the fate that befalls many drug and alcohol addicts who must check into a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Reuters reported on 8/1 in their article, Lawyers in Detroit bankruptcy may face scrutiny on fees, that the City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy on...

2013-08-08 12:24:28

NGC Continues its Collaboration with The Partnership at Drugfree.org to Raise Awareness About the Nation's Growing Drug Epidemic Through PSAs, Online Banner Ads, Blog Posts and Social Media Season Four of Drugs, Inc. Premieres Sunday, August 11, at 9 PM ET/PT Weekly Series Airs Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug addiction affects people of all races, ages and classes. Illegal narcotics do not...

2013-07-16 08:24:54

NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org is taking the lead on Above the Influence (ATI), a popular and effective teen-targeted drug and alcohol prevention campaign. The nonprofit will be responsible for all national youth outreach, including advertising, social media and campaign websites. ATI was previously a project of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). "No one is better suited than The Partnership at Drugfree.org to...

2013-07-10 08:26:47

Four Diverse Executives Elected as National Nonprofit Commits to New Five-Year Strategic Plan NEW YORK, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to adolescent substance use disorders, The Partnership at Drugfree.org, announced an expansion with the election of four new members. Vicki Cohen, Executive Vice President of Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.; Phil Kwun,...

2013-07-03 23:18:50

A California man swam for seven hours in the ocean to dodge police who sought to arrest him for drug abuse. When high on drugs, most people become less responsible to themselves and others and should check into a detox center such as South Florida's Harbor Village. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Fox News reports (6/25) in a news article titled California man spends 7 hours swimming in ocean to avoid drug arrest, that in California, a man high on drugs, swam for seven hours in the...

2013-06-20 08:23:20

NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the fourth annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of both organizations' comprehensive efforts, including the Play Healthy website, to educate families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, and to recognize youth...