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The impact of Above the Influence is growing in communities large and small across the country. Review the latest stories and stay informed.

Our 4th annual national Above the Influence Day (ATI Day) is planned for Tuesday, October 27, 2015. On this day, we celebrate teens across the country who are making healthy, informed decisions and staying true to themselves. We encourage local youth serving organizations to mark this day by engaging with teens to explore the influences [...]

We’re thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, official Above the Influence merchandise is available to purchase by individuals and groups alike. Plus, t-shirt orders of 50 or more include an option to customize – perfect for local groups and events. This is an exciting opportunity for partners across the country to help [...]

iHeart radio has teamed up with Above the Influence for an exciting Instagram Contest Giveaway Teens ages 13-18 have the chance to win a pair of tickets to 2014 Jingle Ball concerts in New York City, Miami, Washington DC or Los Angeles by posting a picture to Instagram of what inspires them to be above [...]

The new Above the Influence (ATI) Toolkit enhances the existing ATI program efforts and furthers its goals with new individual and group activities that can help teens make healthier decisions, with the support of adults who value them. The new resource includes teen-informed activities that can be used with youth 12-17 years old across a [...]

The Teens Make Music contest asks young musicians, ages 14–18, to compose or create an original song and/or music video that celebrates life Above the Influence or brings attention to the consequences of substance abuse. Original music compositions or compositions with accompanying videos must be sent to the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares postmarked no later than [...]

This year, Above the Influence will be promoting a week-long series of different engagement activities for teens across the country. Teens, although confronted with different types of influence and pressures every single day, have the ability to live Above the Influence – to understand those pressures, and be true to themselves. Celebrate their positive choice [...]

In a great show of support, we’ve been getting lots of inquiries about ATI Day 2014! Coming off the recent transition of Above the Influence to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (management and oversight was fully transitioned as of June, 2014), ATI Day 2014 is still in its planning stages. A date is yet to [...]

Our friends at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities, are collecting nominations for their annual Play Healthy Awards. The awards are an extension of both organizations’ efforts to educate families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, and to recognize youth coaches and student athletes who embody the [...]

JOIN US FOR THE SECOND NATIONAL ABOVE THE INFLUENCE DAY Join the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and The Partnership at DrugFree.org for the second National “Above the Influence” (ATI) Day on October 17, 2013.  Taking place during National Substance Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in October, ATI Day will be a time to [...]

ONDCP’s “Above the Influence” (ATI) youth campaign recently launched a national challenge that calls on teens to share their ideas for the next ATI commercial. The “Made by Me” challenge allows teens to submit 60 second video entries that capture their ideas. Video submissions will be posted on the ATI YouTube channel for teens to vote [...]

On March 14, ONDCP’s “Above the Influence” campaign traveled to Peabody, MA, to partner with the Healthy Peabody Collaborative (HPC) and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (PVMHS) to infuse the air of a professional sporting event into the high school’s annual dodgeball tournament. ONDCP Deputy Director Ben Tucker served as the guest Master of Ceremonies [...]

Americans are well aware of the terrible consequences of driving drunk and are familiar with the many successful drinking and driving awareness campaigns. With the dramatic increase of handheld phones and personal devices, campaigns and laws targeting talking or texting while driving have also gained prominence. Yet an often overlooked issue, especially among teens and [...]

With prom and graduation season approaching, teens are soaring with excitement and eager to celebrate these end-of-year moments free from all restraints.  But with so many celebrations, it is also a time of increased pressure to fall under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors. To help teens “stay above” these pressure-filled moments, [...]

Native American youth from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California and Canada joined together in Bellingham, WA April 1-5, for a week of activities, workshops, and general sessions that focused on helping teens identify and practice ways to live healthy lifestyles. Each year the Northwest Indian Youth Conference is hosted by a different tribe with a [...]

Please join the “Above the Influence” (ATI) team for the 2013 CADCA Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  The week-long conference is the Nation’s largest meeting for community prevention leaders, treatment professionals, and researchers. On Thursday, February 7 at 9 a.m., the ATI team will host an [...]