Keep Calm and Back 2 School

August 2, 2016

There is no doubt that, for most parents and young people, the rush of back-to-school may present some challenges. Those last minute school supplies, getting the schedule organized, after-school care and activities…the list goes on. Here are some quick tips to help ease the transition back into the school year and possibly reduce a little […]

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 […]

For the Health of It; Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking – April 20, 2016

April 18, 2016

April is Alcohol Awareness Month – We’re working to keep kids alcohol and drug free Take the PLEDGE to NOT provide alcohol to our youth. WHO: Nevada County Club Live Youth Council, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County (CDFNC), California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP),  California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic […]

Recovery & Wellness Series – Rob Steffke, LMFT – April 21, 2016

April 5, 2016

The Recovery & Wellness Series welcomes Marriage & Family Therapist, Rob Steffke, on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at this community wellness seminar addressing Filling the Void Through Living From Purpose. Topics include: How the functioning of the brain’s reward system is enhanced through connection to purpose The concept of a “Core Gift” Traditional understandings of […]

Prescription Medication Take Back Day Saturday, April 30th, 2016 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

March 22, 2016

On Saturday, April 30th , Grass Valley Police Department partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” day.   This program allows members of the public to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal and destruction at the Corner of Neal […]

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 […]