Author Archives: Josie Feliz

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Responds to 2010 National Drug Control Strategy

The Partnership welcomes the National Drug Control Strategy’s thoughtful emphasis on prevention, early intervention and substance abuse treatment, and looks forward to working with Director Gil Kerlikowske and all the staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to bring these strategies to life at the national and community levels. …

Full Report and Key Findings: The 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

After a decade of consistent declines in teen drug abuse, the 2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation points to marked upswings in use of drugs that teens are likely …

Cause for Concern: National Study Shows Reversal in Decade-Long Declines in Teen Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol

More Teens Using Alcohol, Ecstasy and Marijuana Makes Early Parental Action Even More Critical New York, NY, March 2, 2010 – After a decade of consistent declines in teen drug abuse, a new national study released today by the Partnership …

Patricia F. Russo Named Chairman of Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today named Patricia “Pat” F. Russo Chairman of the national non-profit organization that exists to help parents prevent, intervene in and treat drug and alcohol use by their children. …

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National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

~Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse~ ~Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids~ New York, NY – May 4, 2009 – The 14th annual national survey of parents’ …

Full Report and Key Findings: PATS Parents 2008, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America today announced the findings from the 2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, (PATS) which revealed a strong increase in parental awareness of the dangers of one of the most troubling and persistent trends in teen …

Full Report and Key Findings: PATS Teens 2008, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America today announced the findings from the 2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, (PATS) which revealed the first major increase in the number of teens who reported “learning a lot” about the risks of drugs from …

National Research: 20th Annual Teen Study Shows 25 Percent Drop in Meth Use Over Three Years; Marijuana Down 30 Percent Over Ten Years

Data Reveal First Major Increase in Number of Teens Reporting “Learning a Lot” About Risks of Drug Use From Parents Teen Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medicines Remains a Serious Concern NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2009 – The …

National Research: 73 Percent of Teens Report Number One Reason for Using Drugs is to Cope with School Pressure, Yet Only 7 Percent of Parents Believe Teens Might Use Drugs To Deal With Stress

19th Annual Partnership for a Drug-Free America Study Shows Teen Abuse of Medicines Still a Major Concern Parents Encouraged to Take “Time To Talk™” NEW YORK, NY – August 4, 2008 – A new study released today by the Partnership …