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2010-05-12 06:00:00

US President Barack Obama, in an attempt to curb drug use in young adults, released a new anti-drug campaign Tuesday that will put greater emphasis on prevention and treatment of the problem. The plan calls for a reduction of 15 percent in the rate of drug use by chronic drug abusers and youths. The plan is also seeking to cut 15 percent of drug induced deaths by 2015. Obama also wants drug use in young adults, and the incidence of driving under the influence of drugs, cut by 10 percent in...

2010-04-28 11:48:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske today unveiled a new anti-methamphetamine (meth) ad campaign tailored for Indian Country, launched in New Mexico and in 14 other states with the largest Native American populations. Director Kerlikowske was joined by Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Larry Echo Hawk; Southwest Area Vice President of the National Congress of...

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2010-02-22 15:00:00

A new study reveals that a growing trend among the baby boomer generation is to take part in the country's most popular illicit drug. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said people born in the 1960s and 1970s that reported using marijuana went up from 1.9 percent to 2.9 percent in just six years. The most dramatic rise was between the age range of 55 to 59-years-old, in which the use of the drug tripled from 1.6 percent in 2002 to 5.1 percent in 2008. Researchers...

2010-02-16 14:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Adrenalina, a leading multicultural advertising and marketing agency that is part of the MDC Partners network, said today the two groups have joined forces to create a non-profit Spanish-language multimedia public service campaign aimed at Hispanic families. Adrenalina will provide the Partnership with creative and strategic counsel on reaching Hispanic parents about preventing drug use among Latino youth via a...

2010-01-12 12:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With President Obama leading the charge against legalization of marijuana in what he calls a "new era of responsibility," a cultural change is taking place in California as more and more community activists join law enforcement officers, former drug addicts and faith-based leaders in support of the anti-marijuana cause. Braving rain and wind, many of them appeared on the steps of the State Capitol today at a rally to protest AB 390, which was to be...

2010-01-12 07:10:00

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov), prescription drug abuse is more prevalent than abuse of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. In fact, in the past year, prescription drug abuse ranked second only to marijuana use. In the face of this growing problem, Pisgah Labs, Inc. (http://www.pisgahlabs.com) has just filed its eighth patent application on a technology that promises to curb...

2009-12-21 07:04:00

-Organization Honors Outstanding Pro Bono Support in Digital, Print and Broadcast- NEW YORK, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America today announced the recipients of its second annual Media Recognition Awards, given in honor of outstanding pro bono support of the Partnership's public service campaigns in national print, broadcast and digital media. The Partnership has built the longest running single issue pro bono public education campaign in history....

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2009-12-15 06:05:00

Marijuana is becoming increasingly popular with teens in the US, as they smoke less cigarettes and slow down on binge drinking and the use of methamphetamines, according to a survey released Monday by White House drug expert Gil Kerlikowske. Prescription pain pills and attention-deficit-drugs have also become a popular way to get high, according to the 35th annual "Monitoring the Future" survey of 47,097 8th, 10th and 12th grade students by the University of Michigan for the National...

2009-10-21 15:08:00

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) welcomes Office of National Drug Control Policy drug policy expert Kevin Sebat to speak at its 2009 Symposium. On December 3, 2009, Sebat will discuss the current federal laws regarding marijuana as well as the recent policy shift regarding prosecution of medical marijuana cases in states that have legalized the practice. Symposium participants will learn how marijuana...

2009-09-16 09:35:00

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: September brings change to families of all school-aged young people: new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new experiences. Parents can be aware of trends in youth drug use, such as abuse of prescription drugs, and actively help their children avoid any drug use and other risky behaviors. Parents are important. Addiction expert and host of...