Author Archives: Josie Feliz

Survey: Exposure to Anti-Drug Messages Among Teens Drops Dramatically by Two-Thirds as Drug Use Goes Up

The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) – the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens themselves report finding the drug-prevention messages to be effective. …

The 2010 Annual Gala Celebration

The Partnership at Drugfree.org held its 8th Annual Gala earlier this month to celebrate and thank parents, families and all supporters who have been instrumental in reaching thousands of families struggling with teen substance abuse. …

New Strategic Partner Helps The Partnership at Drugfree.org Reach Hispanic Community with Bilingual Resources

NEW YORK, NY – December 22, 2010 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org today announced a new strategic partner to help support the organization’s outreach to address teen drug and alcohol use within the Latino and Spanish-speaking community and equip Hispanic …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Responds to 2010 Monitoring the Future Study Results

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) – the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – shows that teens’ daily use …

Parents: What You Say – and What You Do – Matters to Your Kids

Kids learn a lot from their parents, who are the number one influence in the lives of their children, and the way parents talk about and handle their own alcohol use affects their kids and teens. Parents’ “model behavior” may …

Phil Joanou: A Legacy of Partnership

We remember and honor Phil Joanou, one of the most accomplished and celebrated advertising figures of the past 30 years.  In large part, Phil was responsible for the original concept that founded our organization.  As a business leader, he thought …

Celebrity Champion Melissa Gilbert on CBS’ “The Talk”

The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s Celebrity Champion, Melissa Gilbert, was recently featured on CBS’ “The Talk” – a new daytime TV show that analyzes life issues through the eyes of the hosts whose common denominator is that they are all moms. …

Melissa Gilbert is New Celebrity Champion for The Partnership at Drugfree.org

We are excited to welcome mother, actor and author Melissa Gilbert as our New Celebrity Champion. Melissa joins our cause to help parents prevent and get help for a child who may be struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is now working with Melissa to empower parents and families across the country with a message of hope and strength as she shares her deep, personal connection to our issue. …

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Changes Name to The Partnership at Drugfree.org

Long-time nonprofit’s mission evolves; research demonstrates parents’ increased need for help and support on teen drug and alcohol issues Actor, Author and Parent Melissa Gilbert Joins as First-Ever Celebrity Champion NEW YORK, NY – October 7, 2010 – The Partnership …