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    Help the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids advocate for fairer laws, increased funding for treatment and prevention and to make medicine abuse a priority on Capitol Hill. We need your help to make long-term changes.

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There is a tremendous unmet need for addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services in the United States. As a result, most kids are no longer receiving drug prevention messages in schools, teens no longer see broadcast media messages urging them to be “Above The Influence” and 90 percent of adolescents with a drug problem do not receive the help they need.

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Did you know that there is a group in Congress that works to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse and to advance treatment, prevention, law enforcement and research policy solutions at the federal level? Right now only 26 of the 435 Members of Congress are members of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse.

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Accidental drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Some of these deaths could be prevented if the patient received medical care in a timely manner. The Partnership supports policies like Good Samaritan laws which encourage people to call 911 when someone is overdosing.

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