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2012-12-13 08:24:05

~Tom Vicini of Lynch, Kentucky and Abby Martinen of Dover, New Hampshire are Honored~ NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Vicini, a Little League coach from Lynch, Kentucky and Abby Martinen, a teen athlete from Dover, New Hampshire, were honored by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), with the third annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards. The award recipients were recognized and presented their award by Los Angeles Angels of...

2012-10-18 15:21:31

NGC Joins Forces 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 Three of Drugs, Inc. Premieres Sunday, October 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT Weekly Series Airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug addiction affects people of all races, ages and classes. Illegal narcotics do not discriminate,...

2012-10-01 06:26:39

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org honors and remembers James E. Burke, who passed away on Friday, September 28. Burke, one of the nation's most admired chief executives with a distinguished career at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), was Chairman Emeritus of The Partnership at Drugfree.org. He served as chairman for 13 years, and is remembered as an inspiring leader and champion for families and children in need. As he approached retirement in...

2012-09-26 14:21:02

ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is a proud partner in the Partnership at Drugfree.org and participant in the partnership's latest initiative, The Medicine Abuse Project, September 23-29, 2012. The project is intended as a multi-year campaign to raise both consumer and provider awareness and curb the abuse of medicine. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111219/DC25244LOGO) From evening...

Marijuana Use Up, Prescription Drugs Lose Favor With Youth
2012-09-25 13:42:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows that many young people in the US are over their fling with prescription drugs and have gone back to their old standby, marijuana, when they need a vice. According to the numbers in this report, underage youth are also shying away from binge and heavy drinking, a trend which has been continuing since 2002. The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted this study and...

2012-09-24 10:25:42

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President Survey: Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens Remains Unchanged at What The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calls "Epidemic" Levels ~New National Initiative Launches to Curb Teen Abuse of Medicine~ NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /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 prescription drug abuse...

2012-09-24 06:27:13

Report also shows reductions in binge and heavy drinking among underage youth WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month declined 14 percent -- from 2.0 million in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011 -- the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today, during the 23(rd) annual national observance of National Recovery Month. Non-medical...

2012-09-24 02:25:53

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the ultimate goal of preventing half a million teens from abusing medicine within five years, The Partnership at Drugfree.org will launch The Medicine Abuse Project during the week of September 23-29, 2012. The launch week will kick start a multi-year effort to help educate parents, teens and the public about the dangers of medicine abuse and unite parents, educators, health care providers, coaches, government officials, law enforcement officers...

2012-08-21 18:20:18

75 PERCENT OF TEENS SAY PICTURES OF TEENS PARTYING WITH ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ENCOURAGES TEENS TO WANT TO DO THE SAME WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 9 out of 10 (86 percent) of American high-school students say that some classmates are drugging, drinking and smoking during the school day, according to the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens, the 17th annual back-to-school survey conducted by...

2012-07-30 10:24:10

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) opposes proposals to legalize marijuana anywhere in the United States, including three state measures on November 2012 ballots. Legalization initiatives in Colorado, Washington and Oregon create unacceptable risks to public health, according to a white paper approved by the ASAM Board of Directors at its July 25 meeting. Physicians and other health professionals must learn more about the real...