About Us

We are working toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse

By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, The Partnership at Drugfree.org translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families. At drugfree.org, you can find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to help prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.

When parents and families are facing a child’s addiction, it often seems there’s nowhere to turn. The Hope Share is dedicated to supporting the families of the 11 million teens and young adults who need addiction treatment. The campaign, which comes to life in a collection of stories, brings together the millions who have been directly impacted by addiction with those families who currently have a teen who needs help.

Teen misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is up 33 percent since 2008. Our expansive national action campaign, The Medicine Abuse Project, rallies parents, grandparents, educators, health care providers, communities and law enforcement to collectively help end teen medicine abuse, and ultimately save lives.

Across the nation via our community education programs, The Partnership at Drugfree.org has trained more than 2,500 professionals who are working daily in neighborhoods, schools, civic organizations and churches to deliver programs that can help them prevent teen drug and alcohol abuse in their own communities.

In 2013, The Partnership expanded its role as a cause leader and its community presence with the acquisition of The Meth Project, extending our commitment of more than a decade to push back against meth.

Together with parents, we advocate for better and more effective treatment for teens in trouble, and with the help of volunteers, scientists, donors and sponsors, we are working to solve the problem of teen substance abuse.


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  • Our People

    Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals to help parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol abuse by their children.

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  • Our Partners

    Each year our organization receives support from a variety of media partners in television, print, digital and radio.

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  • Our History

    Entering a new decade, we begin with a new name, The Partnership at Drugfree.org, and an evolved mission: to help parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.

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  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Overview

    The abuse of alcohol and other drugs is common and costly. Parents are the most effective force in preventing and reducing adolescent risky behaviors and helping our nation’s youth lead healthy drug-free lives.

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  • Financial Integrity and Effectiveness

    The Partnership at Drugfree.org adheres to charity management and fundraising standards issued by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. Our volunteer board of directors is active and independent, providing oversight to operations and staff.

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  • Annual Report

    Read our annual report to learn highlights of the year’s outreach efforts, donors, contributors, financial integrity and the latest developments in drug and alcohol research.

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“The one thing parents need to know about The Partnership at Drugfree.org is that the organization exists for them. It exists because we exists…parents or loved ones struggling to save the lives of our loved ones. They are here for us…how amazing that is for so many of us who thought we had to go it all alone.“

— Lorraine McNeill-Popper, Advertising Executive

“We are here to help, not to lecture or judge but to simply help parents navigate the often challenging road of parenting. Additionally, many of us at The Partnership at Drugfree.org are parents just like so many others trying to find the right words to get the conversation about drugs and alcohol started and then how to keep it going.”

— Teri Christensen, Senior Vice President, Director of Field Operations and Alliances at The Partnership at Drugfree.org

“The Partnership at Drugfree.org offers state-of-the-art and highly engaging resources for parents and youth. In kid language, ‘It rocks.’ In parent-speak, ‘It’s just what I needed!’“

— Ken Winters, PhD, Adolescent Expert

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