Author Archives: Verena Huetteneder

A Personal Tribute to Life Changing Supporters

By Steve Pasierb Last week, we recognized the invaluable contributions of our wonderful friend, Dr. Tom McLellan, and our partners at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).  Dr. McLellan deserves a large share of credit for spurring the transformation of …

Inga Glodowski, New Director of Major Gifts

Inga Glodowski has come on board as Director of Major Gifts, focused on coordinating and expanding the individual giving program at The Partnership at Drugfree.org by enhancing existing major gifts and e-appeal strategies and creating on- and offline plans to …

Good Morning America Interviews The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s Sean Clarkin About Teen Substance Abuse

Yesterday, Sean Clarkin, our Director of Strategy and Program Management, spoke with ABC News Good Morning America about the teen brain, risk factors and steps parents can take to combat risky teen behaviors when it comes to teen drug and alcohol use. …

SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Jeff Gardere

We sat down with Dr. Jeff Gardere, psychologist, renowned author of “Love Prescription” and host of VH1’s “Dad Camp” to ask him a few questions about teen substance abuse and addiction. Often featured on the Today Show, CNN and MSNBC, …

Pasierb Testifies About the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010

Last month, our president Steve Pasierb provided testimony to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in support of safety regulations governing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act and the creation of a national prescription drug take-back program. Having worked closely …

Taylor Addresses Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse at Conference of Mayors

Last month, Marcia Lee Taylor, Vice President and Director of Government Relations at The Partnership at Drugfree.org, joined Regina LaBelle from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington …

President Obama Addresses Drug and Alcohol Abuse as Public Health Problem

In a discussion hosted on YouTube following the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama addressed drug and alcohol abuse as a public health problem.  Not in favor of legalization, the President suggested combating the issue by changing people’s …

Phoenix House Lunch and Learn Presentation

Tessa Vining, LCSW, CASAC, and Jessica Knoll, LCSW, CASAC, visited our offices at The Partnership at Drugfree.org this week for a lunch and learn presentation on the assessment and treatment process for adolescents and their families. Sponsored by Phoenix House, …

Mothers – A “Hands-On” Approach to Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Parenting Style Differences Research indicates that mothers and fathers tend to have more similarities than differences when it comes to parenting their children. However, while not necessarily right or wrong there are differences in style between mothers and fathers that …