Author Archives: Candice Besson

Advocacy Effort Recognized at PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards

The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s advocacy effort to stop Urban Outfitters – a national retail store popular with teens – from selling products made to look like prescription drug bottles, received an Honorable Mention at the PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards, on …

The Center for Motivation and Change and The Partnership at Drugfree.org Co-Host “Beyond Addiction” Book Launch Event

This week, The Partnership at Drugfree.org teamed up with The Center for Motivation and Change (CMC), a group of nationally recognized clinicians and researchers specializing in motivational and cognitive-behavioral approaches to addiction, for the launch event of their new book …

Teen Musicians Win GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest and a 56th Annual GRAMMY® Experience

~The Partnership at Drugfree.org, GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Recognize Winners~ New York, NY (January 22, 2014) – Teen musician Brittaney Brannock has been selected as the winner of the fourth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest for …

Major League Baseball and The Partnership at Drugfree.org Present Fourth Annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to Exemplary Youth Coach and Teen Athlete

~ Coach Steve Carter of Beltsville, Maryland and Garrett Burk of Laguna Beach, California Are Honored ~  New York, NY (December 13, 2013) – Steve Carter, a youth coach and Parks Foundation Director from Beltsville, Maryland and Garrett Burk, a …

Meth Awareness Week Kicks Off November 30

New York, NY- November 14, 2013– The first national Meth Awareness Week will be observed Saturday, November 30 through Saturday, December 7 in an effort to combat the abuse and use of methamphetamine. Coordinated by the Meth Project, a large-scale, …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org, Grammy Foundation and MusiCares Announce 2013 Teens Make Music Contest

New York, NY (September 26, 2013) – Today marks the launch of the fourth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest. Announced by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, along with the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares — the two nonprofit …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Hosts Facebook Chat with Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

~Dr. Volkow to Chat Live About the Science of Addiction and Take Questions About Teen Medicine Abuse ~  New York, NY, September 12, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the national nonprofit leading The Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year initiative …

How-To Join: Listen To Your Mother and The Partnership at Drugfree.org Live-Streaming Event

~Google Hangout On Air Featuring 12 Inspiring Women for Powerful Story Sharing~ From New York City to San Francisco and Madison, Wisconsin to Austin, Texas, the Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) Reading Series (www.ListenToYourMotherShow.com) has provided an open mic to …

Listen To Your Mother and The Partnership at Drugfree.org to Host Live-Streaming Event on Teen Medicine Abuse

~Google+ Hangout On Air Featuring 12 Inspiring Women for Powerful Story Sharing~ September 4, 2013 [New York, NY] – From New York City to San Francisco and Madison, Wisconsin to Austin, Texas, the Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) Reading Series …