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The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) is the longest-running national research study of parent and teen behaviors and attitudes about drug and alcohol use in the United States. This critical research is our unique contribution to the field of substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

For over two decades, the valuable insights gleaned from this annual survey, that tracks the elaborate and complex consumer attitudes about substance abuse, have helped us develop our research-based communication campaigns and educational programs.

PATS not only serves as a beacon for parents and caregivers, alerting them to new trends in teen substance abuse, but also keeps them informed about what drugs pose a threat to their kids and families.

the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids also publishes Research Briefs for funders, alliance partners and media professionals highlighting key research findings about alcohol and other drugs.