ACT Missouri is the Missouri alliance member for The Partnership at Drugfree.org (formerly know as The Partnership for a Drug Free America.) What started as a simple “this is your brain on drugs” PSA campaign has now grown into a massive company that serves as a great resources for parents, caregivers, kids, and prevention professionals.
As the alliance member for the state of Missouri, we provide many of these resources to you. Here are some examples:
Parents360- A popular part of PACT360, this program educates and equips parents and other caregivers to be better able to deal with their teens on drug and alcohol issues. It currently features new modules on synthetic drugs (like K2 and Bath Salts) and a Parents360 RxAction Toolkit for parents.
Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS)- The 2012 PATS, sponsored by MetLife Foundation, consists of two nationally projectable samples: a survey that measures substance abuse attitudes and behaviors of parents with at least one child aged 10 to 19 and a teen sample for students in grades nine through twelve. To put juxtapose Missouri trends with these results, we add statistics from the 2012 Missouri Student Survey where applicable.
2012 PATS Key Findings with Missouri Stats
2012 PATS Full Report
Public Service Announcements- Continuing their tradition of producing professional PSA’s with some of the best talent in the business, The Partnership puts out roughly two rounds of both radio and TV PSAs each year that are tagged with our information. We field calls from viewers and direct them to the Regional Support Center in their area. We have a collection of beta tapes and audio CDs, free of charge, if you would like to run a PSA that encourages parents to talk to their kids about drug abuse. We have specific ads for prescription drug abuse, marijuana, and enabling.
What’s new with The Partnership at Drugfree.org?
Click to visit the new self-assesment site!
AlcoholScreening.org is a free service that helps individuals assess their own alcohol consumption patterns to determine if their drinking is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm.
Through education and referral, the site urges those whose drinking is harmful or hazardous to take positive action, and informs all adults who consume alcohol about guidelines and caveats for lower-risk drinking.