Holiday Mocktail Contest 2013

December 6, 2013

Community Recovery Resources and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County invite you to participate in our first ever Mocktail Recipe Contest.  The purpose of the “Mocktail Contest” is to blend this fun and festive contest with the important message of being safe and responsible during the holiday season. Join us in creating awareness […]

Talk. They Hear You.

October 3, 2013

The greatest influence on young people’s decisions to begin drinking or doing other drugs is the world they live in, including family, friends, schools, and the community environment. PARENTS, you should know that the greatest influences on teens decision to be free from using alcohol or other drugs is YOU. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The […]

Justice Department Announces Update to Marijuana Enforcement Policy

August 29, 2013

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 29, 2013 Justice Department Announces Update to Marijuana Enforcement Policy Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of […]

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 […]

Finding Common Ground on the Subject of Preventing Marijuana Use by Children – NCTV Breaking Bread Show

June 14, 2013

Last week Dr. Christina Lasich, Martin Webb and Don Bessee joined the host of NCTV’s Breaking Bread Show to discuss teen marijuana use, and explore  areas of common ground in the desire to prevent children from using marijuana and other drugs. To view the video on demand click the link below: Finding Common Ground on the […]

Great Turnout at the Report Card to Community Town Hall

May 6, 2013

More than one hundred fifty people attended the recent Report Card to Community Town Hall. We were so encouraged by the strong showing of support and the shared vision that our community be filled with youth who can achieve personal and academic success; be connected to adults and their community; have a positive vision of thier future and grow up […]

Nearly 1,000 Pounds of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Safely Disposed of – Take Back Day a Success!

May 6, 2013

GRASS VALLEY, CA – Thank you, Nevada County, for keeping our kids and our water drug free! On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Grass Valley Police, the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County collected a record amount of unwanted and expired medications helping to make the Drug Enforcement Agencies (DEA’s) […]

Sierra College Film Lecture Series Presents ~ Collision Course ~ Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

May 6, 2013

Collision Course: Teen Addiction Epidemic ~ Documentary Participants Reach Out to the Community This year, the Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County is teaming up with the Sierra College Foundation and the Pathway to Prevention team and parents who made Collision Course, an Emmy Award-Winning Documentary on the substance abuse epidemic,  a reality. The event will […]

National Prevention Week ~ May 12 – May 18, 2013

May 6, 2013

This year, the theme for National Prevention Week is: “Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference.” Building on this theme, SAMHSA is initiating the “I Choose” Project, a way for you to make a difference, be a positive example, and inspire others. Participating is easy! All you have to do is take a photograph of […]

National Prevention Week: May 12-18, 2013

April 30, 2013

Summer is a season filled with celebrations and recreational activities where substance use and abuse can happen, such as graduation parties, proms, weddings, sporting events, and outdoor activities. National Prevention Week is timed to allow schools to take part in a prevention-themed event before the school year ends, raising awareness in students of all ages. […]