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Mind Your Meds

“Mind Your Meds” Campaign Wins Gold at First Cannes Lions Health Awards

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, and agency Hill Holliday, were honored with a Gold Lion at the first-ever Lions Health Awards for the public service campaign “Mind Your Meds.” The campaign was developed by Hill Holliday for the Partnership as part of its Medicine Abuse Project.

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NBA Legend John Starks, New York Liberty guard/forward Essence Carson and VIP Chef Roblé at the All-Star Tasting

Third Annual All-Star Tasting a Success

Last week, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids hosted our third annual All-Star Tasting in New York City. Celebrity chefs and all-star athletes came together for a night of food and fun in support of our important work.

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Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

We are proud to announce that St. Petersberg College’s Center for Public Safety Innovation, who partnered with us on a special webcast entitled “The Myth of Study Drugs,” has been named a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The webcast stood out among nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

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Smokers Have Two to Four Times Higher Risk for Suicide: Study

A new study finds smokers are two to four times more likely than nonsmokers to commit suicide. State public health interventions such as indoor smoking bans and cigarette taxes could reduce suicide rates by as much as 15 percent, the researchers say.

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Commentary: Parity and the Path to Change the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Recent legislative changes in the healthcare organization and financing through the Affordable Care Act and the Parity Act will end the past 40 years of separate and unequal resources for the treatment of substance use disorders. These changes are much needed, according to Mady Chalk and Abigail Woodworth of the Treatment Research Institute.

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Study: Counseling Via Telephone Could Cut Prescription Painkiller Use

A new study finds people with chronic pain who received counseling from a nurse over the phone were able to reduce their dose of pain medication. The researchers say the findings suggest “telecare” could reduce the risk of prescription drug abuse and accidental overdoses.

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