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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...

2009-09-14 08:03:00

MetLife Foundation and Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R) Launch Public Service Radio Campaign, Offer Free Brochure, Web Resources to Help Parents Talk to their Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MetLife Foundation will begin the next phase of its award-winning parenting skills campaign, airing educational messages created in cooperation with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R) on radio stations in 14 markets nationwide through the end of October. The radio...

2009-07-27 11:21:00

WASHINGTON and BALTIMORE, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "With 20.8 million Americans needing treatment but unable to get it, Congress should double the $5 billion currently budgeted for treatment and prevention," say former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Bob Weiner and analyst Zoe Pagonis. They assert that "increasing drug treatment to stop the main catalyst of crime and save families would be an extraordinarily rational policy shift." In an op-ed column in today's Baltimore Sun,...


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