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 […]

Prescription Take Back Day – Saturday, October 26th, 2013

October 23, 2013

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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 […]

The Coalition, Sheriff’s, and NEO collaborate to educate students about underage drinking

April 13, 2013

Local Middle and High School students learn more reasons to say “No Thanks” to alcohol and drugs. 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 […]

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 […]