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2014-02-03 20:21:55

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are heartbroken by the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a reported overdose of heroin. An actor of immense talent, a father to three young children and only 46 years old, he was also one of us, a New Yorker. We saw him in our neighborhoods and sat beside him in restaurants. He, like so many who lose their battle with addiction, was one of us. He was our greatest on-screen "everyman." Hoffman was open about his early struggles,...

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2011-04-06 12:35:00

A new report has found that half of U.S. teens believe that downing five or more alcoholic drinks nearly every day is not a problem. The study also found an upward trend in marijuana and ecstasy use among young people in grade 9 through 12. "You're seeing this weakness in this generation of teens' attitudes around drug and alcohol use," Steve Pasierb, president of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, told the Washington Post. "It's not like this generation of kids thinks they're more...

2011-02-23 03:06:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO Study Finds Teens Exposed to Campaign Messages Less Likely to Use Marijuana NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new independent, scientific analysis of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC) found that teens who were exposed to "Above The Influence" drug abuse prevention messages, an integral part of the NYADMC, were less likely to use marijuana than those who are not...

2010-12-14 14:51:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - shows that teens' daily use of marijuana, especially among 8th graders, has increased significantly, with overall illicit drug use among this group jumping to 16 percent, up from 14.5 percent in 2009. The MTF survey also points to marked increases in...

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...


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