Tag Archives: rx abuse

Addiction to Prescription Opiates and Heroin Addressed by New Resource

~ National Nonprofit Launches Innovative Tool to Help Parents Understand Lifesaving Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Addiction ~ NEW YORK, NY, December 12, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit working to find evidence-based solutions to adolescent …

Boycott Kitson and Share Your Outrage

Despite thousands of calls and messages from families who have lost loved ones to prescription drug abuse, the Los Angeles-based boutique, Kitson, has refused to remove apparel that glamorizes prescription drug abuse. Jerseys with “Xanax,” “Adderall” and “Vicodin” in traditional …

World Premier: “Out of Reach” Documentary at Genart Film Festival in NYC

Last night, “Out of Reach”, a short documentary created by teen filmmaker Cyrus Stowe, premiered at  the 18th Annual Genart Film Festival in New York City.  The film captures the issue of teen prescription drug abuse in Cyrus’ school and …

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 …

The Mario Do Right Foundation Joins The Medicine Abuse Project

We are excited to announce that The Mario Do Right Foundation has joined The Medicine Abuse Project as an official strategic partner. The Mario Do Right Foundation will work to help us educate the public about the epidemic of teen …

Educators: This January, Help Educate Students About the Dangers of Rx Abuse

Addressing the epidemic of teen medicine abuse is a responsibility that falls upon entire communities, including those who work in our schools. Educators spend a great deal of time directly interacting with kids, and are in a unique position to …

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Third Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge

This month, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), an alliance partner of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, hosted its third annual American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) in the state of New Jersey. The AMCC is a public health initiative …

In Case You Missed It: Check out the A&E “Hope for Recovery” Webinar

As part of The Medicine Abuse Project’s launch week, The Partnership at Drugfree.org and A&E Networks hosted a webinar focused on recovery from medicine abuse on September 27. Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org joined a …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Announces New Partners in National Medicine Abuse Action Campaign

~“The Medicine Abuse Project” Will Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicine in Five Years~ July 31, 2012  -New York, NY-  The Partnership at Drugfree.org, announces that Abbott Laboratories, Purdue Pharma, A&E, Horizon Media, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Endo …

Presentation: Steve Pasierb Delivers Keynote at Women in Government’s 15th Annual Western Regional Conference

On May 10, 2012, our President and CEO Steve Pasierb delivered the morning keynote at the Women in Government’s Outreach to Vulnerable Populations Conference, themed “Building Better Futures for America’s Teens & Young Adults.”  The conference was held in Portland, Oregon as the precursor …