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Today Show Interviews Steve Pasierb

This morning, our President and CEO Steve Pasierb was featured on The Today Show to discuss teens inhaling alcohol to get high. The segment can be viewed on the show’s website or by clicking the image below. Thanks to Steve …

Smartphone App Helps Teens Quit Smoking Through Text Messages

A smartphone app designed by the National Cancer Institute texts teens to help them quit smoking, Politico reports. …

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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 …

Myths Debunked: Underage Drinking of Alcohol at Home Leads to Real Consequences for Both Parents and Teens

~New Interactive Web Resource from The Treatment Research Institute and The Partnership at Drugfree.org Helps Educate Parents on State-By-State Penalties for Providing Alcohol to Teens~ New York, May 22, 2013 – While many parents may think that allowing their teens and their teens’ …

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 Partnership at Drugfree.org President Steve Pasierb Featured in New Videos on Addiction

In just-released videos from besmartbewell.com, Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, along with leading experts Dr. Wilson Compton of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Dr. Marvin Seppala of Hazelden, explain the science of addiction …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Collaborates with Top Marketing Agency Hill Holliday on The Medicine Abuse Project

~ Multi-Year Effort Will Help Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicines by 2017 ~  New York, NY, March 25, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen drug and alcohol …

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 Collaborates With Former NBA Basketball Player, Father and ESPN Sports Analyst, Chris Mullin

~Mullin to Host Live FACEBOOK Chat on Substance Abuse and Recovery as part of The Medicine Abuse Project ~ New York, NY, March, 7, 2013 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping parents solve the problem of teen drug …