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2010-10-07 04:03:00

~ Long-time nonprofit's mission evolves; research demonstrates parents' increased need for help and support on teen drug and alcohol issues ~ ~ Actor, Author and Parent Melissa Gilbert Joins as First-Ever Celebrity Champion ~ NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) announced today that it is changing its name to The Partnership at Drugfree.org((TM)). The new name reflects the nonprofit's commitment to serving and supporting...

2010-09-16 15:14:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President Teen Drug Use Rises to 9 Percent; Reinforces That Parents Are Essential NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troubling increases in teen drug use, including prescription medications and marijuana, as reported in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), points directly to the greater need for parent involvement and activism. To help parents...

2010-09-14 07:07:00

MetLife Foundation and Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) Launch Next Phase of Public Service Radio Campaign, Offer Free Brochure and Web Resources to Help Parents Talk with their Teens NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New survey data from Partnership for a Drug-Free America(®) and MetLife Foundation finds that more than one in five parents feel unable to prevent their kids from trying drugs and alcohol. To help motivate and equip...

2010-09-02 11:57:00

DENVER, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patricia Russo, chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today provided keynote remarks and joined Steve Pasierb, Partnership CEO and Ken Winters, PhD., chairman of the organization's science advisory board and professor at the University of Minnesota, to review a number of new research-based programs from the Partnership at the National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference. According to the latest National Survey on Drug...

2010-08-10 04:03:00

- Teens Now Spend 53 Hours a Week Immersed in Electronic Media, More Difficult for Parents to Find Time To Talk - NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New omnibus(1) research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that more than one-third of parents are concerned that TV (38 percent), computers (37 percent) and video games (33 percent) make it harder for them to communicate with their media-engrossed teens about risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol use. The survey...

2010-08-02 07:07:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities, today launched the first annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of the Partnership and MLB's comprehensive nationwide efforts, including the Play Healthy website, to educate families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances and...

2010-07-20 07:07:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is pleased to announce the election of Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rosenthal is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and founder of Phoenix House, one of the nation's leading substance abuse services organizations. A pioneer in the field of substance abuse treatment, he introduced therapeutic models that have become standard throughout the field. "We are honored and excited...

2010-06-29 06:03:00

Findings Make Early Parental Action with Daughters Even More Critical NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse. According to a new research analysis of the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study...

2010-06-22 07:05:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Pennsylvania-based, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to support distribution of the Drug Guide for Parents, a resource tool to help parents and caregivers identify the top 13 drugs teens abuse. As a National Supporter of the Drug Guide for Parents, Endo Pharmaceuticals' contribution will further equip parents with the information they need to keep their teens healthy and drug...

2010-06-08 16:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland teens are part of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) new, nationwide campaign encouraging teens to engage in a conversation about the positive and negative pressures that influence their decisions. The Influence Project is part of a new emphasis on teens who are central to the anti-drug teen brand, Above the Influence. This emphasis includes hearing directly from teens about what they do to resist drug use and...


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