Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) – 09/24/16

July 27, 2016

A Successful Early Intervention Approach… Upcoming SBIRT Training: A no cost professional development training.   The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs will present this free SBIRT Training at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The training offers 4 continuing education credits/contact hours (CEs/CEUs) . Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided for attendees. . Sierra Nevada Memorial […]

Marijuana Impacts on Adolescent Health

May 11, 2016

By Shelley Rogers, Program Manager, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County I’m the Program Manager for the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County. We are parents, grandparents, youth, educators, health professionals, law enforcement and more working together toward a vision that young people in our community are free from substance use and have […]

Understanding Adolescent Substance Abuse

January 11, 2016

From the desk of Rob Steffke ~ I am hosting a talk and community forum entitled, The evening will aim to create an understanding of the root causes that drive youth toward substance abuse. Moving from understanding, we will look to ways that we as parents and community members can respond in creative ways to […]

Board of Supervisors consider Ordinance on  Marijuana Cultivation – Tuesday, January 12th

January 11, 2016

This past October, the California Governor, recently signed new legislation that will allow the State of California to control and license medical marijuana dispensaries, delivery, and commercial cultivation throughout the State. Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 1:30pm, Nevada County Sheriff, Keith Royal, will appear before the Board of Supervisors to present an urgency ordinance regarding […]

CRAFT: Helping Families Learn How to Motivate Loved Ones to Seek Help for Addiction

December 17, 2015

What is CRAFT? Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a resource for family or friends who are concerned about their teen or a loved one’s substance abuse. It’s a coaching tool offering conversation techniques and examples to help motivate loved ones to be open to get help/treatment. CRAFT impacts families in multiple areas of […]

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December 16, 2015

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Per mile driven, teen drivers are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.   Drunk, drugged, and distracted driving combined with inexperience put teens at high risk.   The holidays are an especially risky time […]

Marijuana: Trends, Science, and Updates 2015

December 15, 2015

Our most recent community forum on Marijuana: Science, Trends & Updates 2015, was opened with a presentation by prevention colleague and distinguished guest, River Coyote, from the Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence (TTFWDD) Coalition and included the personal story of a local family’s journey using medical marijuana (CBD’s) to treat a child’s devastating illness presented […]

Home for the Holidays

December 15, 2015

The holiday season is a time of joy and good cheer while simultaneously offering plenty of reasons to be stressed out and anxious — the gifts you haven’t wrapped, school finals, impending family gatherings, the pile of cookie exchange invites, the office parties… and the list goes on. There are certainly plenty of have to’s […]

Marijuana Trends, Science & Updates Forum – November 19th

November 9, 2015

 Learn about: What are the current trends in marijuana use? What is the trusted science of today’s marijuana? Is marijuana addictive? Is marijuana harmless? Has marijuana changed? (Wax, Shatter and Dabs…) How does it affect the adolescent brain? Legalization vs. Decriminalization – what’s the difference? What has happened in Colorado (since recreational legalization passed in […]

Safe Halloween

October 28, 2015

Here is a fun, safe acronym to help keep our little monsters safe! S-Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. A-Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. F-Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. E-Examine all treats for choking hazards and […]