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The Partnership at Drugfree.org Marks Launch of The Medicine Abuse Project

09/25/2012

On Tuesday, September 25, The Partnership at Drugfree.org will celebrate the launch of The Medicine Abuse Project by visiting the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The launch week, which kicked off Sunday, September 23rd, begins a multi-year effort to help educate parents, teens, and the public about the dangers of medicine abuse with mission of uniting parents, educators, health providers, coaches, government officials, and other partners to help save lives.

Representing The Partnership at Drugfree.org and ringing the NYSE Closing Bell are actress, New York Times bestselling author and National Spokesperson Melissa Gilbert and President and CEO Steve Pasierb.

 Watch the video of the ringing.

About The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Ninety percent of addictions start in the teenage years. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is dedicated to solving the problem of teen substance abuse. Together with experts in science, parenting and communications, the nonprofit translates research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into useful and effective resources for both individuals and communities. Working toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse, The Partnership at Drugfree.org works with parents and other influencers to help them prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults. The organization depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and is thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.