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Advocacy Effort Recognized at PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards

The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s advocacy effort to stop Urban Outfitters – a national retail store popular with teens – from selling products made to look like prescription drug bottles, received an Honorable Mention at the PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards, on …

You’re Invited: Special Webinar About Prescription Drug Abuse

More teens are abusing medicine than ever, largely due to the availability of these drugs in medicine cabinets in their own homes. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is teaming up with the National Education Association Health Information Network (NEA HIN) to deliver a …

What Do You Say to Your Kids about Justin Bieber?

In the wake of Justin Bieber’s recent DUI arrest, reports are now surfacing that the 19-year-old pop star may have been under the influence of marijuana, beer and prescription drugs, and that he could have been given the prescription medicine by his mother. Our …

Parents360 Rx Documentary Major Component of Medicine Abuse Prevention Initiative in Ohio

We are proud to announce that our special Parents360 Rx film and toolkit will serve as a major component of “Start Talking,” a brand new statewide medicine abuse prevention initiative in Ohio, introduced this week by its governor, John Kasich. …

Boycott Kitson and Share Your Outrage

Despite thousands of calls and messages from families who have lost loved ones to prescription drug abuse, the Los Angeles-based boutique, Kitson, has refused to remove apparel that glamorizes prescription drug abuse. Jerseys with “Xanax,” “Adderall” and “Vicodin” in traditional …

STATEMENT: The Partnership at Drugfree.org is Not Associated With Kitson’s Rx Drug T-Shirts

The Partnership at Drugfree.org, and our national action campaign, The Medicine Abuse Project,  is not associated with Kitson’s prescription drug t-shirts, nor were we contacted by Kitson prior to their announcement of a donation to The Medicine Abuse Project. The …

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A Win for Families: Urban Outfitters Halts Prescription Drug Paraphernalia Product Sales

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO, The Partnership at Drugfree.org New York, NY, June 17, 2013—Last Friday, Urban Outfitters issued a statement to CNN that it was halting the sale of prescription drug paraphernalia products. The statement read, “In …

In The News: The 2012 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study

This year’s Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) results, which confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime, received extensive media attention, with numerous national and local media outlets …

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 …

Full Report and Key Findings: The 2012 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, Sponsored by MetLife Foundation

This year’s national study data on American teens confirms that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a dramatic 33 percent increase over the past five years. The …