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 […]

National Recovery Month ~ Friday, September 26th, 2014 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

September 22, 2014

Th Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County (CDFNC), Community Recovery Resources (CoRR), and the CoRR Alumni Association join the the voices of recovery on September 26th from 4 to 7 pm in celebration of those who are recovering and the people and organizations who make recovery possible. National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) (http://www.recoverymonth.gov) is a national observance […]

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 […]

Recovery Enrichment Series ~ Free Community Events

June 2, 2014

The Coalition and CoRR are pleased to present a one-of a kind FREE community Recovery Enrichment Series. The focus of this bi-monthly series is to provide FREE education, information, and life enrichment for our amazing community. Beginning in February, 2014, we kicked off the series with renowned speaker Father Tom Weston who spoke about recovery. […]

Prescription Medication Take Back Day Saturday, April 26th, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

April 22, 2014

On Saturday, April 26th , Grass Valley Police Department is partnering 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 […]

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 […]

Recovery Enrichment Series: Dr. Christina Lasich presents Foods that Trigger Pain & Relapse

April 14, 2014

Pain happens but it does not have to happen all the time. If you eat the wrong foods, you’ll likely experience more pain in your life than if you were eating the right foods. So what makes foods wrong or right? What causes food to trigger pain? On April 24th, 2014, I will take the […]

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 […]

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

December 19, 2013

During the holiday season, and year round, it is important that we celebrate safely by not driving under the influence of alcohol or any other drugs. We are all familiar with the terrible consequences of driving under the influence yet an often overlooked and ever growing issue, especially in teens and young adults, is the […]