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Having wisdom teeth out could lead to opioid addiction

by Maggie Fox/NBC News Teens and young adults who get their first opioid prescription at the dentist — often when having their wisdom teeth out — are more likely to come back for more of the painkillers, researchers reported Monday. They found that nearly 7 percent of teens and young adults who got an opioid [...]

2018-12-03T17:30:03+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Drug Info, Front Page News, News|

Health department’s flu clinic helps ready city for crisis

By Teri Vance (Editor’s Note: This is one is a series of articles, Partners for Success, highlighting the agencies that make up Partnership Carson City, an alliance of resources dedicated to creating a healthy community.) Between working two jobs and caring for her pets, Trudi Gaye doesn’t have much free time. “When I do have [...]

2018-11-19T13:17:19+00:00November 8th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

Drug roundup planned

Help protect our community and water supply by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes. Partnership Carson City will set up drug roundup stations f9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in front of both Save Mart Supermarkets, 3620 N. Carson and 4348 S. Carson streets; [...]

2018-10-18T08:56:08+00:00October 7th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Author returns to sign books, give hope

By Teri Vance   Twins Linda and Tobias Arreaola, 17, grew up hopping from trailer to trailer, mostly on Carson City’s Tiger Drive. “Growing up, I saw the struggles my parents faced not even having a junior-high education,” Linda said. “I want a better life for myself and my future children.” The recent Carson High [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:29+00:00June 20th, 2018|News|

Tahoe agencies launch website to help relieve traffic congestion

A new website launched by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Transportation District and visitor organizations provides a hub of easy-to-access information about a wide range of travel options in the basin. The goal of www.LinkingTahoe.com is to increase public awareness of travel options for people to get to, from, and around the Tahoe Basin and encourage [...]

2018-09-10T15:26:50+00:00June 11th, 2018|News|

Scholarships available for two-week backpacking sessions for 15-17 year olds

Nevada Appeal   A donor has made scholarships available for teens ages 15, 16 and 17 who are eager to backpack on the Pacific Crest Trail, learn wilderness skills, and engage in personal growth through an inclusive small-group experience in nature. The Woolman Teen Leadership Camp is located at Sierra Friends Center near Nevada City, [...]

2018-09-10T15:29:03+00:00May 24th, 2018|News|

Field day to promote mental health

By Teri Vance National statistics show that one in five adults suffers a mental health disorder in any given year in the United States. “We all know somebody,” said Tasha Martel, outreach coordinator for Partnership Carson City. “It’s not just the people who have to be medicated. So many people suffer from situational depression or [...]

2018-06-20T18:42:43+00:00May 11th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

Nevada opioid task force reviews statewide efforts

Combating opioid abuse has been one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s top priorities over the last few years — and promises to remain one even as he enters his final months in office. The governor called a second meeting of his Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force on Wednesday to receive an update on the state’s four-pronged [...]

2018-05-24T20:03:26+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Nevada’s death rate from meth, other stimulants highest in nation

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Nevada’s amphetamine death rate is highest in the nation and will soon eclipse the state’s prescription opioid death rate if current trends continue, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

2018-09-10T15:30:07+00:00March 30th, 2018|Front Page News, Heroin, Meth, News|

New study: opioid addiction pushes nearly 1 million out of workforce in 2015

The Washington Post reports: Nearly 1 million people were not working because of opioid addiction in 2015, the latest research to show that drug use is having a profound effect on the U.S. economy. Read more

2018-04-24T22:46:10+00:00March 27th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|