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2014-07-23 00:21:26

~ Dangerous Trends Reinforce Need for Tighter Regulation of "Fitness Products" NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a significant increase - a doubling - in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens. According to the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored by MetLife Foundation,11 percent of teens in grades 9-12 reported "ever having...

2014-07-08 16:24:03

NGC Continues Raise to Awareness About the Nation's Ongoing Drug Epidemic Through Partner PSAs, Online Banner Ads, Blog Posts and Social Media WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From rural towns tormented by addiction to headline-grabbing overdoses, illegal narcotics continue to plague our nation. The $350 billion-a-year industry knows no boundaries and leaves devastation in its wake. For the third consecutive year, National Geographic Channel's (NGC's) acclaimed...

2014-07-07 23:00:55

Harbor Village comments on Washington State's move to keep marijuana from children. USA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The State of Washington is moving to take action to keep marijuana out of the hands of children, according to a DrugFree.org article “Washington Governor Announces Emergency Rules to Keep Marijuana Away From Kids” (6/25). Just like Colorado before them, Washington will now add strict requirements for packaging and marketing of marijuana edibles. Prohibited images such as...

2014-06-16 12:29:37

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, announced today that it will honor Senator Gordon H. Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, at its 2014 Winter Wish Gala on November 20th. Sen. Smith joined the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) as President and CEO in November 2009. Prior to joining NAB,...

2014-05-21 12:29:26

~ Leading industry executives will discuss how their companies invest in high school sports and help shape youth through athletics NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids will host a special panel discussion on Thursday, May 29(th) in New York City to explore the role of companies and sports organizations in supporting high school athletics. At the event, leading industry executives will discuss how their corporations invest in high school...

2014-05-06 12:26:53

Georgia Prevention Initiative Awareness Campaign ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012, "Overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics, which are medications used to treat pain, have increased to almost 17,000 deaths a year in the United States." That is the equivalent of a large jumbo jet full of people disappearing every week for one year! The Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention...

2014-05-06 08:29:33

NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the nation's largest nonprofit dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to adolescent substance abuse and addiction, today announced the election of Ibra Morales to its Board of Directors. Earlier this year, Morales was named President of MundoFox, a California-based Hispanic Broadcast Network in the U.S. that launched in 2012. MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC),...

2014-04-03 08:27:57

NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the fifth annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of both organizations' comprehensive efforts, including the new Play Healthy website, to educate families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, and to...

2014-03-18 08:27:28

-Organization Honors Outstanding Pro Bono Support in Digital, Print and Broadcast Media- NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org today announced the recipients of its annual Media Recognition Awards, given in honor of outstanding pro bono support of the organization's public service education campaigns in digital, print and broadcast media. The nonprofit, which is dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to adolescent substance abuse...

2014-02-25 12:25:42

~Television Spot Directs Viewers to The Hope Share, an Online Community for People in Recovery and Their Families NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions to teen substance abuse, released today new television public service announcement (PSAs) promoting The Hope Share, an online story-sharing portal and community of support for those in recovery and their families. An...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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