RESOURCES

Medicine Abuse: Not Just a Television Plotline
***Letter to the Editor by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America president & CEO,
Steve Pasierb and Consumer Healthcare Products Association president, Linda A. Suydam***

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-j-pasierb/medicine-abuse-not-just-a_b_380372.html

Toking Up to Treat ADD

http://www.momlogic.com/2009/12/toking_up_to_treat_add.php

Makers of Powerful Painkillers Present Safety Plans

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=633763

Prescription to Addiction: Painkillers fuel Ohio’s new drug epidemic

http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/article/20091205/NEWS01/91203011/1002

Meth On the Rise in Memphis

http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/news/local/story/Meth-On-the-Rise-in-Memphis/VFxkN6JAGUmdyytD9pz9tg.cspx

As holidays near, MADD urges safety on roads

http://www.freep.com/article/20091205/NEWS05/912050335/1320/As-holidays-near-MADD-urges-safety-on-roads

Smoking on the decline in Maryland

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/parenting/bal-md.pa.smokingnew05dec05,0,7238033.story

Movies lead Mexican-American teens to try smoking: study

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/health/1922859,CST-NWS-mexsmoke06.article

Water Pipes No Safer Than Cigarettes

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=633700

Deployments Taking Toll on Military’s Children

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/07/us/07study.html?_r=1

Parents’ Sex Talk with Kids: Too Little, Too Late

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1945759,00.html

Make the Time To Talk Promise
***The Partnership for a Drug-Free America’s Time To Talk featured***

http://www.southwestprevention.com/parents/talk-to-your-kids-about-drugs/time-to-talk-promise/

Audio: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse in the US (aired 12/1; audio feature begins at 9:14)
***The Partnership’s Steve Pasierb interviewed; PATS Teens 2008 statistics mentioned***

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00p29gk/Newsbeat_01_12_2009/

Good Parenting Creates Drug-Free Kids, Conference Experts Say
***The Partnership’s Steve Pasierb quoted***

http://www.jointogether.org/news/features/2009/good-parenting-creates.html

Obsessed with Being Connected: The Downside of Social Networking for Teens

http://decoder.drugfree.org/2009/12/03/obsessed-with-being-connected-the-downside-of-social-networking-for-teens/

Texas alcohol agency announces amnesty for youths who report someone with alcohol poisoning

http://www.star-telegram.com/local/story/1807057.html

A Stocked Bar For Holidays Can Be Introduction To Addiction

http://njtoday.net/2009/12/03/a-stocked-bar-for-holidays-can-be-introduction-to-addiction/

Movies May Tempt Teens to Smoke

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=633614

Racial Disparity In Lung Cancer Rates Narrowed In Young Adults Due To Larger Decrease In Smoking

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/172874.php

Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=633665

Early Morning Smokers May Be More Dependent on Nicotine

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=633693

MTV & Associated Press Survey: One-Third of Youths Engage in Sexting

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/12/sexting-survey

Terrible tweens are the golden years?

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/12/03/p.make.tween.years.golden/index.html

Ponder This: LG Warns Teens About Texting

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=118428

Study Reveals the Angriest Americans

http://www.livescience.com/health/091203-angry-young.html

Prescription Drugs Deadlier than Cocaine and Heroin
***The Partnership for a Drug-Free America’s PATS mentioned***

http://www.drugfreehomes.org/2009/12/prescription-drugs-deadlier-than-cocaine-and-heroin.html

Buckeye beefing up effort to fight underage drinking
***The Partnership’s, Arizona Affiliate featured***

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/12/01/20091201swv-wowstrategy1202.html

Amid recession, meth menace evolves

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34227273/ns/us_news-the_elkhart_project/

Editorial: AB 1455: the wrong remedy for meth labs

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-sudafed2-2009dec02,0,7497693.story

Grant to aid study of meth, HIV

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/dec/01/grant-aid-study-meth-hiv/

Ecstasy Users at Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=633488

Liquid Marijuana Seized in Brooklyn

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/12/nyregion/12weed.html

Natalie Portman: “I Didn’t Touch Pot Til I Was in My 20s”

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/natalie-portman-i-didnt-touch-pot-til-i-was-in-my-20s-2009212

Alcohol Companies Target Youths With Magazine Ads, New Study Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091202114034.htm

Co-Ed Dorms Linked to More Drinking, Sex

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=9166341

Smokers Inhaling Germs With Each Cigarette

http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=633453

‘Moist Snuff’ Contaminated With Harmful Substances

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1793987/moist_snuff_contaminated_with_harmful_substances/index.html?source=r_health

Blog: Interesting shifts in teen and tween attitudes and beliefs

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/mpark/detail??blogid=164&entry_id=52788

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Last updated on December 7th, 2009