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Latest Drug policy of the United States Stories

2011-02-23 03:06:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO Study Finds Teens Exposed to Campaign Messages Less Likely to Use Marijuana NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new independent, scientific analysis of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC) found that teens who were exposed to "Above The Influence" drug abuse prevention messages, an integral part of the NYADMC, were less likely to use marijuana than those who are not...

2011-01-12 06:06:00

Slashed Prevention Funding and Drastic Reductions in Federal Media Campaign Add Pressure on Parents NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens...

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2010-11-01 09:35:00

Marijuana usage for medicinal purposes has been legal in California since 1996, but a new, hard-fought referendum will be on the ballot Tuesday for voters to decide whether or not to become the first US state to legalize all marijuana consumption, cultivation and trade. Proposition 19 would allow people ages 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to 25 square feet of pot plants. A passing vote could also pave the way for large-scale commercial cultivation, though...

2010-10-21 14:22:00

MIAMI, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- America has a drug problem and the primary source of these abused drugs is the family medicine cabinet. In fact, the supplier just might be...you. Lock Your Meds(TM) is a national grassroots and multi-media campaign designed to reduce prescription drug abuse by making adults aware that they are frequently the "unintentional suppliers" of prescription medications being abused, especially by young people. National Lock Your Meds(TM) Day will be observed by...

2010-10-13 13:33:47

Legalizing marijuana in California will not dramatically reduce the drug revenues collected by Mexican drug trafficking organizations from sales to the United States, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The only scenario where legalization in California could substantially reduce the revenue of the drug trafficking organizations is if high-potency, California-produced marijuana is smuggled to other U.S. states at prices that are lower than those of current Mexican supplies, according...

2010-10-07 04:03:00

~ Long-time nonprofit's mission evolves; research demonstrates parents' increased need for help and support on teen drug and alcohol issues ~ ~ Actor, Author and Parent Melissa Gilbert Joins as First-Ever Celebrity Champion ~ NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) announced today that it is changing its name to The Partnership at Drugfree.org((TM)). The new name reflects the nonprofit's commitment to serving and supporting...

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2010-09-17 05:55:00

Nearly 22 million Americans aged 12 and older used illegal drugs in 2009, a rise of nine percent from 2008 levels, according to results released Thursday of a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The number of U.S. residents aged 12 and older who used illegal drugs or abused prescription medications rose from 8.0 percent of the population in 2008 to 8.7 percent in 2009, the highest level since 2002, the National Survey on Drug...

2010-09-16 15:14:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President Teen Drug Use Rises to 9 Percent; Reinforces That Parents Are Essential NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troubling increases in teen drug use, including prescription medications and marijuana, as reported in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), points directly to the greater need for parent involvement and activism. To help parents...

2010-09-14 07:07:00

MetLife Foundation and Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) Launch Next Phase of Public Service Radio Campaign, Offer Free Brochure and Web Resources to Help Parents Talk with their Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data from Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) and MetLife Foundation finds that more than one in five parents feel unable to prevent their kids from trying drugs and alcohol. To help motivate and equip...

2010-09-09 16:22:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to strengthen their collective position throughout California, two anti-drug organizations are uniting their efforts in their campaign against Proposition 19 and the legalization of marijuana. San Diego-based Communities in Action, led by that organization's director John Redman, a ten-year veteran on drug policy and marijuana laws, is coordinating its efforts with Save Our Society from Drugs, led by national drug policy expert, Calvina Fay, who...