Friday, April 1, 2011

The Partnership at Responds to New Research Linking Reduced Drug Use Among Young Girls and Exposure to Drug Abuse Prevention Messages

PR Newswire (New York, NY) March 31, 2011 "An independent study published in this month's American Journal of Public Health found a link between greater exposure to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP's) 'Above the Influence' campaign and reduced drug use among females. The research found that girls 'might be especially receptive to' drug abuse prevention messages about achievement and living life above negative influences that are part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC). The Partnership at today welcomed the new study findings that come at a time when, over the past seven years, cuts in federal funding for the campaign have drastically reduced teens' exposure to its drug abuse prevention messages by two-thirds – placing future funding and support for the NYADMC in serious doubt." Read More

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