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Community Engagement Blog

It takes a community to help you help your kids make safe and healthy decisions. This blog tackles the real, everyday issues our children face concerning drugs and alcohol, authored by law enforcement and other professionals in various roles serving communities just like yours.

October 01, 2013 | by CassieG 0 Comments

Updated: What Are the Drug Issues in Your State?

Updated: What Are the Drug Issues in Your State?

The “Local Drug Landcape” page on the PACT360 site gives an up-to-date, state-by-state overview of drug trends across the country. 

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April 24, 2013 | by CassieG 0 Comments

April is Drug Endangered Children Awareness Month

April is Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Awareness Month, and Wednesday, April 24 is the official DEC Awareness Day. The National Alliance for Drug Endangered Chidlren established April as DEC Awareness Month several years ago as a time to bring practitioners and community members together to show their support for children. 

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CATEGORIES: Community, Drug

April 24, 2013 | by CassieG 0 Comments

National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008

National Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008

New, nationally projectable survey results released this week by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a 33 percent increase over the past five years.

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CATEGORIES: Drug, Parent, Teen

February 21, 2013 | by CassieG 0 Comments

FOX 5 Investigates: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

FOX 5 Investigates: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Recently, Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org was interveiwed by WTTG-TV (FOX) in Washington, DC about the prescription drug epidemic. 

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January 24, 2013 | by CassieG 0 Comments

Check Out the New PACT360 Brochure

Check Out the New PACT360 Brochure

What is PACT360, and how can this program work for you and your community? Check out our new downloadable PACT360 community education brochure, which provides a general overview of the program and its presentation elements. 

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November 30, 2012 | by Amanda Laineste 0 Comments

Mom, Teacher: Teen Drug Abuse is Personal

I’m a mom and a teacher, and being in the field of education and a mother of three makes all issues surrounding drug abuse both personally and professionally significant.

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CATEGORIES: Drug, Teen

June 27, 2012 | by Jason Weber 0 Comments

Emerging Drug Threats: Right Under our Noses

Emerging Drug Threats: Right Under our Noses

Many communities around the country are experiencing problems with several new synthetic drugs. While these products are typically marketed like incense, potpourri or bath salts (the kind that you actually use in a bathtub), they are not intended for this type of use.

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May 08, 2012 | by Timothy Shoemaker 0 Comments

You Can’t Spell “Community” Without “Unity”

You Can’t Spell “Community” Without “Unity”

You can't spell "community" without "unity." No school, police department, prevention group or parent can hope to build a drug-free future on their own. Our destinies are intertwined, and so too must be our efforts. Our communities brand us in so many ways. They shape our norms, values, beliefs and trajectories. But at the same time, our communities are nothing more than reflections of ourselves.

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April 09, 2012 | by PACT360 0 Comments

Welcome to the New & Improved Community Education Website!

We’re excited to share with you the new and improved PACT360 Community Education website. If you’ve visited here before, you’ve probably noticed we’ve made some changes. Not only do we have a new look, but we’ve added features about the people in your community who can help you help your kids. You’ll also find useful tips about how you can get involved and reduce substance abuse in your community, and learn how you can bring the PACT360 program to your area.

 

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December 07, 2011 | by Stephen Peterson 0 Comments

Substance Abuse on Campus: Why Teens Try It

Teen drug abuse, especially among college students who are experiencing newfound independence on campus, is on the rise and often results in negative behavior at school and subpar grades. As the risk perception associated with a certain drug decreases, use of that drug tends to increase. Here at the DEA,... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Alcohol, Uncategorized