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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Parents; Talk, they Hear You

May 22, 2013

In 2010, the use and consequences of underage drinking cost the U.S. $62 billion. Help prevent underage drinking by talking to kids, as early as 9 years old, about alcohol. For tips on getting the conversation started, visit http://1.usa.gov/16mUbSo.

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 […]

Join us for the release of: Report Card to Community on April 18th

April 15, 2013

In Nevada County, we recognize the need to address and prevent substance use and violence among the teens in our community. Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County have focused collaboratively on substance use prevention, violence prevention, and youth development.  It is important for the wider community to understand the progress […]

Welcome to a New Year!

January 17, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! We had a great turnout on Wednesday, January 9th our first Steering Committee Meeting of 2013. The Coalition  would  like to thank all those in attendance for their hard work and commitment to youth in our community.  Special thanks to Project HEART who came to share their vision for the future […]

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 […]

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 […]