Tag Archives: teen medicine abuse

March Madness: Former Professional Basketball Player, Chris Herren, Teams Up with The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s “The Medicine Abuse Project”

Former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, has been making the rounds to some of the country’s top radio sports programs to discuss teen prescription (Rx) drug abuse and the risks this poses to student athletes. Chris, who himself is in …

New Legislation to Prevent Cough Medicine Abuse Re-Introduced in Senate

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) this week re-introduced new bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high, a particularly worrisome trend among American teens. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter cough and cold …

Rapper Lil’ Wayne Released From Hospital After Seizures Linked to Reported Use of “Sizzurp”

Rapper Lil Wayne has been released from a Los Angeles hospital where he was taken after suffering a seizure last week. The 30-year-old rapper’s hospitalization triggered a frenzy of media reports that he was near death after suffering multiple seizures …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Responds to Surge in Childhood Marijuana Use in 2012 Monitoring the Future Study

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO New York, NY, December 19, 2012 – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF) – an annual survey on teen drug abuse tracking 8th, 10th and 12th graders – shows a …

Parents Key in Curbing Teen DXM Abuse

We recently sent a letter to the editor of The Clarion Ledger newspaper in Mississippi, in response an editorial about hundreds of cough medicine bottles that were found in a landfill following a home football game at “Old Miss.” The …

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 …