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

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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

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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

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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.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America’s TimeToTalk and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association Promote “Healthy Competition” with New Online Campaign

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NEW YORK – The Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today introduced a new online campaign, “Healthy Competition: A Resource for Parents,” at TimeToTalk.org/healthycompetition that offers unique insight from Major League baseball players …

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Responds to 2010 National Drug Control Strategy

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The Partnership welcomes the National Drug Control Strategy’s thoughtful emphasis on prevention, early intervention and substance abuse treatment, and looks forward to working with Director Gil Kerlikowske and all the staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to bring these strategies to life at the national and community levels.

Cause for Concern: National Study Shows Reversal in Decade-Long Declines in Teen Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol

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More Teens Using Alcohol, Ecstasy and Marijuana Makes Early Parental Action Even More Critical New York, NY, March 2, 2010 – After a decade of consistent declines in teen drug abuse, a new national study released today by the Partnership …

Patricia F. Russo Named Chairman of Partnership for a Drug-Free America

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The Board of Directors of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America today named Patricia “Pat” F. Russo Chairman of the national non-profit organization that exists to help parents prevent, intervene in and treat drug and alcohol use by their children.

National Survey: Parents Report Increased Awareness of Risks of Teen Prescription Drug Abuse, But Preventative Action Lags

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~Media Plays Major Role in Prompting Parent-Teen Discussions about Substance Abuse~ ~Mothers Take the Lead in Monitoring, Dads Have Opportunity to Engage More with Kids~ New York, NY – May 4, 2009 – The 14th annual national survey of parents’ …

National Research: 20th Annual Teen Study Shows 25 Percent Drop in Meth Use Over Three Years; Marijuana Down 30 Percent Over Ten Years

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Data Reveal First Major Increase in Number of Teens Reporting “Learning a Lot” About Risks of Drug Use From Parents Teen Abuse of Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medicines Remains a Serious Concern NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2009 – The …

National Research: 73 Percent of Teens Report Number One Reason for Using Drugs is to Cope with School Pressure, Yet Only 7 Percent of Parents Believe Teens Might Use Drugs To Deal With Stress

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19th Annual Partnership for a Drug-Free America Study Shows Teen Abuse of Medicines Still a Major Concern Parents Encouraged to Take “Time To Talk™” NEW YORK, NY – August 4, 2008 – A new study released today by the Partnership …

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