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 […]

~ Recovery Happens at The Campus ~ September 27th, 2013

September 5, 2013

RECOVERY HAPPENS AT THE CAMPUS Join the voices of recovery, together on pathways to wellness. Community Recovery Resources and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County join in observance promoting the message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. Behavioral health is essential to overall health. We honor and […]

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 […]

NEO Teen Center – Searching for a Home

June 20, 2013

A message from NEO… Every young person has a name, a story… and a future. You did. We did. And they do. NEO wants to know the names, hear the stories, and unlock the potential of those compelling futures. NEO is a grassroots youth movement, starting 5 years ago at Thursday Night Markets, hosting events […]

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) […]

Social Norms: Highlighting the Positive

April 14, 2013

Social norms are the expectations and beliefs we hold around what is acceptable–for youth, families, individuals, and the community as a whole. Our perceptions about youth, their beliefs about each other, and what data and science tell us about youth behaviors are important factors when working to reduce youth substance use and promote overall health […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]