Thursday, April 26, 2018


Google Take Back Day

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Google and DEA Collaborate to Promote National Prescription Take Back Day, April 28th
Together with Google and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), we are encouraging families and individuals to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 28.

Google is making it easier for people to find nearby Take Back locations using Google Maps technology. Today, Wednesday, April 25, Google’s home page has a direct link to where individuals can find a Take Back location near them. They can also learn more about the Partnership’s science-based resources, including our Parent Helpline, where families can reach out and get help for their son or daughter struggling with substances.
Help Us Continue to Empower Families:
Help Hope by Text
“Help & Hope by Text” Offers Personalized, Digital Resources at Parents’ Fingertips
Last week, we launched Help & Hope by Text, a customizable, mobile messaging initiative that provides personalized, ongoing support and relevant resources to parents through a combination of tailored mobile messaging and one-on-one chat support services.

This platform is part of a comprehensive initiative to help families address the opioid crisis. Parents can text “JOIN” to 55753 to subscribe.
All-Star Tasting 2018
The Partnership Presents the 2018 All-Star Tasting
We will host our 2018 All-Star Tasting on Wednesday, May 16 in New York City. The All-Star Tasting brings together all-star chefs and athletes for an exciting night filled with culinary delights and fun challenges. The event raises critical funds to ensure we can continue to serve families across the country who are struggling with substance use.
Courtney, Pat and Denise at Rx Summit Booth
Partnership Parents and Staff Present at National Rx Abuse and Heroin Summit
We led a panel discussion focused on the family’s role in reversing a national public health epidemic at this year’s National Rx Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA.

Pat Aussem, Master Addictions Counselor; Denise Mariano, Partnership Parent Coach; and Courtney Hunter, our Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs; presented “Empowering Families: How to Address a Loved One’s Opioid Use and Become a Family Advocate,” which addressed the challenges families face in identifying opioid misuse by loved ones.
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