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The Partnership at Drugfree.org Comments on Results of Proposition 19 in California

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Although voters in California did not pass Proposition 19 in yesterday’s election, today not much has changed for families. The ongoing debate on the proposed legalization of marijuana has already succeeded in confusing many parents and teens across the nation, …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Comments on FDA Approval of Alkermes Opioid Dependence Medication

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Statement of Steve Pasierb, President NEW YORK, N.Y. October 13, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Alkermes’ opioid dependence medication (VIVITROL) for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence following opioid detoxification is positive news for …

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

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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 …

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Comments on National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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Troubling increases in teen drug use, including prescription medications and marijuana, as reported in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), points directly to the greater need for parent involvement and activism.

More Than One in Five Parents Feel Ill-Equipped to Prevent Kids From Trying Drugs and Alcohol

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New survey data from Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation finds that more than one in five parents feel unable to prevent their kids from trying drugs and alcohol. To help motivate and equip parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of substance abuse, the two organizations are focusing the next phase of their award-winning radio campaign, which kicks off today, on better preparing parents on ways to safeguard their kids from the risks of drug and alcohol use.

David A. Katz, Partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America

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The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is pleased to announce the election of David A. Katz to its Board of Directors.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Presents New Research-Based Programs at National Prevention Network Conference

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Patricia Russo, chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today provided keynote remarks and joined Steve Pasierb, Partnership CEO and Ken Winters, PhD., chairman of the organization’s science advisory board and professor at the University of Minnesota, to review a number of new research-based programs from the Partnership at the National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Comments on 2010 CASA Back-To-School Survey Results

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Today the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced the results of the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XV: Teens and Parents, their 15th annual back-to-school survey that underscores the critical need for parents to take the first step in drug prevention, communicating the risks of drug and alcohol use to their children.

More Than One-Third of Parents Concerned Teens’ Exposure to Media Hinders Parent/Child Communication About Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Use

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New omnibus research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that more than one-third of parents are concerned that TV (38 percent), computers (37 percent) and video games (33 percent) make it harder for them to communicate with their media-engrossed teens about risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol use.

Major League Baseball Charities and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America Announce First Annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards

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The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities, today launched the first annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field.

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