Author Archives: Josie Feliz

Prescriber Education Is Key to Helping Curb Medicine Abuse

The New York Times recently published a story about Dr. Michael Anderson, who regularly prescribes A.D.H.D. medicines to low-income children – children who do not have attention deficit disorders, in an effort to help improve their academic performance. (“Attention Disorder …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Honors and Remembers James E. Burke, Chairman Emeritus

October 1, 2012 – New York, NY – The Partnership at Drugfree.org honors and remembers James E. Burke, who passed away on Friday, September 28. Burke, one of the nation’s most admired chief executives with a distinguished career at Johnson …

In Memory of James E. Burke

Our Leader.  Our Friend. Our Inspiration. 1925 – 2012 Words cannot adequately convey the sadness and sense of loss we feel at the passing of our friend James (Jim) E. Burke. Jim was a true giant among industry titans, a …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Comments on National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President Survey: Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens Remains Unchanged at What The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calls “Epidemic” Levels ~New National Initiative Launches to Curb Teen Abuse of Medicine~ NEW YORK, N.Y. September 24, …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announces Alliance Achievement Awards

We are proud to announce that the following Alliance Partners are being honored with this year’s Alliance Achievement Award from The Partnership at Drugfree.org: ACT Missouri Denver RAP FATE (Fighting Addiction Through Education), Oklahoma Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announces New Partners in National Medicine Abuse Action Campaign

~“The Medicine Abuse Project” Will Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicine in Five Years~ July 31, 2012  -New York, NY-  The Partnership at Drugfree.org, announces that Abbott Laboratories, Purdue Pharma, A&E, Horizon Media, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Endo …

New Legislation to Prevent Cough Medicine Abuse Introduced in Senate

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) this week introduced new bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high, a particularly worrisome trend among American teens. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter cough and cold …

Full Report: Hispanic Teens are Abusing Drugs/Alcohol at Alarmingly Higher Levels

We  launched a brand new resource at “HablaConTusHijos,” our bilingual (Spanish/English) web resource for Hispanic families that provides science-based tools and expert guidance to help parents prevent and get help for a child’s drug or alcohol abuse.  As part of …

New, Bilingual Web Resources Help Hispanic Families Prevent and Address Drug and Alcohol Use Among Teens

~The Partnership at Drugfree.org Launches New Spanish-Language Tools for Parents as Substance Abuse Among Latino Youth Remains Higher Than Other Ethnic Groups~ New York, June 26, 2012 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org today announced the launch of new tools for …