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2013-06-17 16:24:43

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Last Friday, Urban Outfitters issued a statement to CNN that it was halting the sale of prescription drug paraphernalia products. The statement read, "In this extensive range of product we recognize that from time to time there may be individual items that are misinterpreted by people who are not our customer. As a result of this...

2013-06-04 08:25:37

-New Multimedia Campaign Underscores Damaging Effects of Drug Use on Teen Brain- NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen substance abuse, and DDB New York, a worldwide advertising agency, have joined forces to launch "Damaged Circuits." The new, multimedia creative campaign breaks this week and helps parents understand that while teens may think trying drugs once or twice is...

2013-06-03 23:02:16

RepairLabs two mail-in device repair sites RepairLabs.com and Fix-iPhones.com expand their charitable donation program to include DrugFree.org, a multi-media initiative to prevent and intervene in drug abuse in young people. Wichita, KS (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 June 3, 2013/ RepairLabs, an online express-ship electronics device center announces its partnership with DrugFree.org through its charitable donation program, Operation HERO. RepairLabs began Op:HERO with the mission to provide their...

2013-05-28 23:20:32

With teen drug abuse rates going up, Narconon Arrowhead shows that the problem can be prevented by helping one teen at a time. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Teen drug abuse rates have skyrocketed across the United States leaving nothing in their path of destruction. The issue has been covered in the media and through many government studies. And the reason why many experts feel that it is such an issue is because “teens are not educated enough about drugs.” According...

Survey Finds Teenage Drug Abuse Jumped 33 Percent In Five Years
2013-04-23 14:13:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released national survey found that the rate of teens that are abusing prescription drugs has jumped 33 percent over the past five years. Published at Drugfree.org, the Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) found that 25 percent of teens have misused or abused a prescription drug at least once, a one-third increase since 2008. The study also found a troubling rise in the abuse of prescription stimulants. About 13 percent...

2013-04-17 20:21:25

ATLANTA, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States." Many experts in the field of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse prevention believe the number of deaths from these drugs will decrease as a result of communities having a safe and convenient way to dispose of leftover Rx and OTC drugs. In response to the growing demand...

2013-04-03 12:30:23

WAKE UP! to Present This Week at Native American Youth Forum, and Clinton Global Initiative University Conferences ORLANDO, Fla., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Results released this week by the independent research firm Touchstone Research Institute, reveals the 2012 teen prescription drug abuse pilot program, WAKE UP!, to be a success. Compared to a benchmark survey of approximately 3,800 students conducted prior to the program launch, data shows that more than 75 percent of all...

2013-03-25 08:24:00

~ Multi-Year Effort Will Help Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicines by 2017 ~ NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen drug and alcohol abuse, will work with top marketing agency Hill Holliday on the next wave of creative for The Medicine Abuse Project, a national action campaign with the goal of preventing half a million teens from abusing medicines by 2017. Hill...

Teenagers Becoming Less Concered With Dangers Of Marijuana Use
2012-12-19 17:08:10

[Watch Video: Teens Less Concerned With Marijuana Dangers] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new survey, fewer teens see smoking pot as harmful, but the increase in everyday smokers is starting to level out. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that 36 percent of high school seniors surveyed in 2012 said they smoked marijuana at least once in the previous year. Marijuana has been the most-popular illicit drug, and for the past...

2012-12-19 12:24:55

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Study (MTF) - an annual survey on teen drug abuse tracking 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows a multi-year surge in childhood marijuana use among the nation's school-aged children. This escalating trend, especially when combined with a significant drop in the perceptions of risk that adolescents (notably 12-13 year olds) associate with...