Author Archives: Josie Feliz

More Than One in Five Parents Feel Ill-Equipped to Prevent Kids From Trying Drugs and Alcohol

New survey data from Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation finds that more than one in five parents feel unable to prevent their kids from trying drugs and alcohol. To help motivate and equip parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of substance abuse, the two organizations are focusing the next phase of their award-winning radio campaign, which kicks off today, on better preparing parents on ways to safeguard their kids from the risks of drug and alcohol use. …

David A. Katz, Partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is pleased to announce the election of David A. Katz to its Board of Directors. …

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Presents New Research-Based Programs at National Prevention Network Conference

Patricia Russo, chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today provided keynote remarks and joined Steve Pasierb, Partnership CEO and Ken Winters, PhD., chairman of the organization’s science advisory board and professor at the University of Minnesota, to review a number of new research-based programs from the Partnership at the National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference. …

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Comments on 2010 CASA Back-To-School Survey Results

Today the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced the results of the National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XV: Teens and Parents, their 15th annual back-to-school survey that underscores the critical need for parents to take the first step in drug prevention, communicating the risks of drug and alcohol use to their children. …

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. …

Major League Baseball Charities and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America Announce First Annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities, today launched the first annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. …

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Partners With WeeWorld to Connect With Teens Through Measurable Social Media

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and WeeWorld, recently teamed up to educate teens about substance abuse prevention and the real-life consequences of drug and alcohol use. The custom campaign underscores the power of embracing measurable social media to connect directly with teen audiences. …

Dr. Mitchell S. Rosenthal, Founder of Phoenix House, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is pleased to announce the election of Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rosenthal is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and founder of Phoenix House, one of the nation’s leading substance abuse services organizations. A pioneer in the field of substance abuse treatment, he introduced therapeutic models that have become standard throughout the field. …

National Study: New Data Show Teen Girls More Likely to See Benefits in Drug and Alcohol Use

Survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America® and MetLife Foundation found that teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse. …