Tag Archives: parents

Kids, Marijuana and Mad Men

Love it or hate it – advertising works. Proof comes in the form of the annual $70 billion U.S. advertising industry. Everything from potato chips to cell phones to banking and even cancer care is bolstered by a healthy marketing …

What Do You Say to Your Kids about Justin Bieber?

In the wake of Justin Bieber’s recent DUI arrest, reports are now surfacing that the 19-year-old pop star may have been under the influence of marijuana, beer and prescription drugs, and that he could have been given the prescription medicine by his mother. Our …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announces Alliance Achievement Awards

  The following Alliance Partners are being honored with this year’s Alliance Achievement Award from The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Dating back more than a decade, the Alliance Achievement Award highlights Alliance Partners who have implemented innovative ways to help increase …

New Survey: Hispanic Teen Drug Use Significantly Higher Than Other Ethnic Groups, Substance Abuse Becoming Normalized Behavior Among Latino Youth

~Increase in Hispanic Teens Who Have Misused or Abused a Prescription Medicine At Least Once In Their Lifetime~ The Partnership at Drugfree.org today released new research from the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), a nationally projectable survey that tracks teen …

Statement from Steve Pasierb on the Death of “Glee” Star Cory Monteith

We are saddened by the tragic, early death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith due to an overdose of heroin and alcohol. We hope that parents take this teachable moment and talk with their kids early and often about substance abuse, …

Survey Finds That Parents Who Support Marijuana Legalization Expect Strict Regulation of Its Availability to Kids

 ~ A Majority of Parents Say Legal Age for Marijuana Use Should be 21, Smoking Pot in Public Places Should be Prohibited ~ A nationally representative survey released by The Partnership at Drugfree.org confirms that parents who support legalization of marijuana …

FULL REPORT: New Survey Finds That Parents Who Support Marijuana Legalization Expect Strict Regulation of Its Availability to Kids

A Majority of Parents Say Legal Age for Marijuana Use Should be 21, Smoking Pot in Public Places Should be Prohibited  A new, nationally representative survey released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org confirms that parents who support legalization of marijuana …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Hosts Facebook Chat with New York Times Best-Selling Author of Clean and Beautiful Boy, David Sheff

~Sheff to Chat Live about Drug Addiction as a Disease, Treatment and Recovery~ New York, NY, May 30, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the national nonprofit leading The Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year initiative aimed at preventing half a …

National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008, Stimulants Contributing to Sustained Rx Epidemic

 Parents’ Lax Attitudes and Behavior Linked to Teen Rx Drug Misuse and Abuse ~ Nearly One-Third of Parents Believe Stimulants Can Improve Academic Performance, Even for Teens Who Do Not Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ~ New York, NY – April …

Full Report and Key Findings: The 2012 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

This year’s national study data on American teens confirms that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a dramatic 33 percent increase over the past five years. The …