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2009-09-10 11:53:00

- Campaign Debuts on National Univision Radio "Doctora Isabel" Today NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America announced today the launch of "Habla Con Tus Hijos," the first-of-its-kind Spanish-language web resource and educational campaign encouraging parents to have frequent conversations with their kids about the risks of drug and alcohol use. "Habla Con Tus Hijos" empowers Hispanic parents and caregivers to start and maintain open, honest...

2009-02-26 11:08:00

Makers of OTC cough medicines committed to continuing multi-pronged effort to raise awareness WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America offers some promising news regarding teens and the abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. According to the 20th annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey (PATS), a national study of teen behavior and attitudes about drugs and alcohol, an increased number of teens view...

2008-07-30 15:10:00

Experts say prescription drug addiction is continuing to rise. According to federal data, nearly 7 million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2007 "” more than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, Ecstasy and inhalants such as marijuana combined. The figure is up 80 percent since 2000. Definitions of abuse vary but typically refer to nonmedical use of prescription drugs. But what is it that makes people so comfortable with taking medicine they're not prescribed? "What you have among over...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.