New Harvard Study links Casual Use of Marijuana by Young Adults to Brain Changes

July 18, 2014

Published in Journal of Neuroscience : http://www.sfn.org/Press-Room/News-Release-Archives/2014/Brain-Changes-Are-Associated-with-Casual-Marijuana-Use-in-Young-Adults Washington, DC — The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified […]

Good News NC shifts perspective at the Silver Springs High School Health Fair

June 2, 2014

By Melissa Kelley, Prevention Advocate May 23, 2014   As fate would have it, I  probably have one of the coolest jobs on the planet; Arriving here by choice, chance, and a lot of hard work. I am a Prevention Advocate for the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County and Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) […]

Summer’s Coming! Tips & Tricks for Parents of Children and Teens

June 2, 2014

Here it is – the way to keep boredom at bay this summer! See the list of 2014 Summer Activities for Children and Teens produced for our community, compliments of the Community Support Network of Nevada County. Feel free to pass this on to friends, family and whoever needs help planning an awesome summer. It’s organized […]

Adolescent alcohol use: Risky behavior and addiction

April 14, 2014

Preventing underage drinking can be especially tricky because alcohol is an easily accessible, highly available, socially acceptable drug; making it seem somehow less dangerous. And yet research proves otherwise.   Like drinking and driving, or choosing to get in the car with someone who has been drinking: Nearly 40% of all traffic deaths among 16 […]

Coalition and partners, NCSO and NEO collaborate to prevent underage drinking

April 14, 2014

The Coalition, the Sheriff’s Department, and NEO are collaborating in a series of interactive school presentations about underage drinking consequences, reasons to choose a drug and alcohol free lifestyle and local fun events and activities. With the help of ABC funding, the Sheriff’s Department is focusing on education, prevention and compliance enforcement to reduce youth access to […]

Our Young People are Fantastic!

February 17, 2014

An excellent read: letter to the editor by Ned Russel with the Good News about young people: http://www.theunion.com/opinion/10157904-113/generation-parents-voices-knowledge “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer […]

Yes, It’s Still a Big Deal If Your Teen Smokes Pot. And, here’s Why…

January 30, 2014

Recent Article Published in Time Magazine Writes:   With each passing day, it seems, smoking pot becomes less and less stigmatized in our society. In a much-buzzed-about piece in The New Yorker this week, President Obama suggested making pot legal in large part to correct the vast inequities that minorities face in terms of cannabis-related arrests […]

As we near the end of 2013, we thought we would reflect on all the ways you have helped to make a difference.

December 19, 2013

Looking back at a year in prevention… We’re grateful to you for taking the time to be involved this past year in helping to create a community where young people can thrive and succeed, free from the impacts of substance use. On behalf of the amazing young people in our community, thank you for volunteering. […]

~ Recovery Happens at The Campus ~ September 27th, 2013

September 5, 2013

RECOVERY HAPPENS AT THE CAMPUS Join the voices of recovery, together on pathways to wellness. Community Recovery Resources and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County join in observance promoting the message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. Behavioral health is essential to overall health. We honor and […]

Summertime: A Risky Time for Teens

June 20, 2013

Teens tend to have more free time in the summer and there is a strong correlation between free time and risk-taking among teens. This could mean rock and bridge jumping in rivers or lakes, extreme watersports, or off-road activities out at Greenhorn. It could also mean the temptation to experiment with alcohol, marijuana or sexual […]