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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Teens With Severe Alcohol and Drug Problems Often Lack Concern for Others: Study - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Teens With Severe Alcohol and Drug Problems Often Lack Concern for Others: Study - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Teens with severe drug and alcohol problems often have a low regard for others, a new study suggests. They have higher rates of driving under the influence and having unprotected sex with a history of sexually transmitted disease, The Huffington Post reports.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Do you know the parable of the Good Samaritan? A man walking on a road is robbed and left for dead. It takes two men to pass him before a third man finally helps. He is a true neighbor – a Good Samaritan.
By donating just $15, you can help us get Good Samaritan laws passed in the remaining 15 states that don’t have them.
Today “Good Samaritan” laws offer legal protections to people that help those who are in danger. This is essential when someone passes out from drinking alcohol or overdoses on drugs. Given the opioid and heroin epidemic ravaging our communities, each state should have these laws in place.
Here are some additional ways you can help:
Thank you for your support! We will continue to keep you updated when the remaining states pass Good Samaritan laws.
The Advocacy Team
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Advanced Screening of New Partnership Documentary at Google
Earlier this month, we co-hosted an advanced screening of our new documentary, BREAKING POINTS, with Google at their headquarters in Mountain View, California. The film explores the stress and pressure teens face every day, and the unhealthy ways they cope. BREAKING POINTS will formally launch this April and will be available for download ondrugfree.org.
Read more about our March screening >
Help Get the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Passed
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) recently passed in the Senate with a vote of 94-1! While this is an important milestone, the bill moves to the House of Representatives and we need to keep the pressure on.
On the House side, Representatives Frank Guinta (R-NH), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) began circulating a sign-on letter in support of CARA appropriations, encouraging their colleagues to sign on to provide resources for CARA in FY 2017.
Contact your Members of Congress and urge them to sign on to the CARA funding letter >
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