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When Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs

An estimated 15 percent of adults in America — millions of people — suffer with pain that lasts more than three months.  For many of these people, prescription opioid pain medicines are an important part of their treatment for a …

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

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. …

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Responds to 2010 National Drug Control Strategy

The Partnership welcomes the National Drug Control Strategy’s thoughtful emphasis on prevention, early intervention and substance abuse treatment, and looks forward to working with Director Gil Kerlikowske and all the staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to bring these strategies to life at the national and community levels. …

National Research: 20th Annual Teen Study Shows 25 Percent Drop in Meth Use Over Three Years; Marijuana Down 30 Percent Over Ten Years

Data Reveal First Major Increase in Number of Teens Reporting “Learning a Lot” About Risks of Drug Use From Parents Teen Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medicines Remains a Serious Concern NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2009 – The …