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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Arm Them With the Truth

January 17, 2013

There’s a battle going on, in our world, for our teenagers futures… so we arm them with the truth: MOST of them don’t use drugs and alcohol. The numbers overwhelmingly support this truth. THE STATS TELL US: . . . that more than 60% of Nevada County teens report NOT smoking marijuana in the past […]

Coalition Heads to Washington, D.C. for CADCA Conference

January 17, 2013

We are excited that, once again, through our Drug-Free Communities Grant, we are able to bring a key Coalition partner  Lacy Arrowsmith, Health Education Coordinator for Nevada County Public Health, as well as two local high school students to participate in the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. February […]

Join us for the American Medicine Chest Challenge

January 17, 2013

The Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County would like YOU to join us by taking the American Medicine Chest Challenge.  The Drug Enforcement Administration’s newly proposed regulations for the implementation of the “Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010” is just another piece of the efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse throughout the […]

Prevention Efforts Show Success: Decline in Young Adult Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use

January 17, 2013

The number of people ages 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes in the past month declined from 2.0 million in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011 (14.3 percent decrease), according to SAMHSA’s 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). “These findings show that national efforts to address the problem […]

Caring Community May Help Reduce Teen Alcohol Use, Study Suggests

January 17, 2013

By Join Together Staff | January 10, 2013 Teens who live in a caring community may be less likely to abuse alcohol than their peers who report fewer positive experiences in their community, a new study suggests. Spending time with antisocial peers can increase the risk of alcohol abuse, researchers from Penn State report. The […]

We Can all Play a Role in Preventing Impaired Driving

December 7, 2012

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and the Coalition is committed to raising awareness and promoting responsible decision making by young people and adults. The most powerful advocates for responsible decision making by young people are parents, educators, and community leaders who work with young people every day.  It’s important for parents and other […]

New research stresses potential health dangers of “bath salts”

November 30, 2012

Science Spotlight: NIDA research published in today’s Neuropsychopharmacology shows that MDPV, a synthetic chemical commonly found in the drugs referred to as “bath salts,” is potentially more dangerous than cocaine when tested in rodents. In this study, MDPV prolonged the effects of two neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine (by blocking reuptake at brain nerve cells) and […]