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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,...

2009-06-11 10:07:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National figures, stars from the world of sports and entertainment, public health and justice professionals, and Drug Court graduates gathered today in Anaheim, California to celebrate 20 years of Drug Court and call for a Drug Court to be put within reach of every American in need at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) 15th Annual Training Conference. Speaking in front of a crowd representing every U.S. state...

2009-06-04 06:30:00

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is issued by Narconon International. "More drug rehabilitation and broader drug prevention, not less, is needed if we intend long-term reduction in drugs and crime along our border," says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, a network of over 150 drug rehab and education centers. "The ONDCP, the UNODC, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, in fact, governments everywhere agree that reducing drug demand must...

2009-05-18 08:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pain Relief Network (PRN) is calling on the Obama Administration to require the Department of Justice to join the organization's recent filing of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Sharon Johnston. In his first interview since being confirmed to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday, May 13th, that the bellicose rhetoric represented...

2009-05-08 09:42:23

Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive and actually lead to a vicious spiral of drug use and reincarceration. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy reveals how legal punishment, withdrawal of services and social stigmatization encourage a return to drug use, increased criminal activity and ultimately re-incarceration.Juliana van Olphen from San...

2009-05-07 22:17:44

Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive, U.S. researchers found. Study leader Juliana van Olphen of San Francisco State University and colleagues conducted focus groups and conducted semi-structured interviews with 17 women who had recently left jail. Our conclusion was that punitive drug and social policies related to employment, housing, education, welfare, and mental health and substance abuse treatment make it...

2009-05-04 13:28:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) applauds the latest nationwide survey results showing that more parents than ever are addressing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse with their teens. The Partnership/Metlife Parents Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) indicates that 65 percent of parents are talking to their teen about the dangers of using OTC cough and cold medicine to get high, up from 55 percent in 2007. PATS-Parents 2008...

2009-05-04 11:07:00

Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 14th annual national survey of parents' attitudes about teen drug and alcohol use was released today by the nonprofit Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation. The Partnership/MetLife Foundation Parents Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) reveals a strong increase in...

2009-03-11 11:04:00

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Partnership for a Drug-Free America supports President Obama and Vice President Biden in choosing Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske as the next Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). "Chief Kerlikowske's deep understanding of the broad-ranging impacts of substance abuse on public safety, communities and family health is a tremendous asset to ONDCP and the field," said Steve Pasierb, president of the...