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2013: Changing Lives

We accomplished a lot in 2013. We took action to reduce prescription drug abuse among teens by introducing our teen-made, parent-targeted “Out of Reach” documentary and paired it with a special toolkit to help educate communities everywhere about the issue of teen …

Adderall Abuse Increases Among High School Students

~The Partnership at Drugfree.org Responds 2013 Monitoring the Future Study~ New York, NY, December 18, 2013 – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), an annual survey tracking teen drug abuse among eighth-, 10th- and 12th- graders, shows …

The Medicine Abuse Project Presents at the 2013 ADA Conference on Dentist Health and Well-Being

Last week, The Medicine Abuse Project keynoted the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 2013 Conference on Dentist Health and Well-Being in Chicago, IL. The session, “Insights From an Epidemic: The Medicine Abuse Project”, illustrated the nature and extent of medicine misuse …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Comments on National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO

Survey: Mixed News on Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens and Young Adults Use Remains at Levels The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calls an “Epidemic” NEW YORK, N.Y. September 4, 2013 – Mixed news from the National Survey on …

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 …

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 …

March Madness: Former Professional Basketball Player, Chris Herren, Teams Up with The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s “The Medicine Abuse Project”

Former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, has been making the rounds to some of the country’s top radio sports programs to discuss teen prescription (Rx) drug abuse and the risks this poses to student athletes. Chris, who himself is in …

The Mario Do Right Foundation Joins The Medicine Abuse Project

We are excited to announce that The Mario Do Right Foundation has joined The Medicine Abuse Project as an official strategic partner. The Mario Do Right Foundation will work to help us educate the public about the epidemic of teen …

The Medicine Abuse Project Named Finalist in PRSA Silver Anvil Awards

We are excited to announce that The Medicine Abuse Project – our multi-year campaign that aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by the year 2017 – has been named a finalist in the PRSA Silver Anvil …

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 …