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Life-saving class offered

By Teri Vance A training offered by Partnership Carson City on Wednesday, Nov. 7, could help save lives. The 30-minute lunchtime class will teach participants how to use the nasal spray Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The training will also include a history of opioids and an overview [...]

2018-11-05T15:56:05+00:00November 5th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, News, Prescription Drugs|

Opioids driving U.S. life expectancy decline: CDC

Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows. "It's really the first time we've seen this multi-year drop" in decades, said Renee Gindi, chief of the Analytic Studies Branch of the National Center [...]

2018-10-29T14:23:29+00:00October 29th, 2018|Drug Info, Front Page News, News, Prescription Drugs|

Alcohol compliance checks over holiday weekend

Over Nevada Day weekend the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Partnership Carson City, will be conducting alcohol compliance checks. Minors used as decoys will be sent into local businesses in Carson City who have liquor licenses. The minors will attempt to purchase alcohol, using their real identification, said CCSO Deputy Jarrod Adams. The [...]

2018-11-01T17:31:17+00:00October 25th, 2018|Adult Health, Alcohol, Community, News|

Drug roundup at-home kits available

By Teri Vance Partnership Carson City hosted its biannual drug roundup this weekend, but is also providing a way for people to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at home. “It’s just an easy way to get rid of medication so you don’t have to wait six months,” said Hannah McDonald, executive director of Partnership Carson [...]

2018-11-08T12:32:21+00:00October 18th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Mom of suicide victim reaches out to help others

By Teri Vance Alejandra Lopez thought she knew the signs of a person who may be suicidal. She assumed they would be despondent, talking about ending their lives and, as a final indication, would be giving away all of their precious possessions. Her son, Nick Cueto, 22, didn’t do any of those things. Nick [...]

2018-11-08T12:32:04+00:00September 21st, 2018|News, Suicide Awareness, Teen Health|

5k Walk for Suicide Prevention

Partnership Carson City is teaming up with the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention for Carson City’s fourth 5k Walk for Suicide Prevention. The walk will be 10 a.m. Sept. 15, beginning at the Bob McFadden Plaza, 223 W. Third St. Every 12 minutes someone dies by suicide. Suicide [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:52+00:00September 10th, 2018|Community, News, Suicide Awareness, Uncategorized|

Memorial wall to bring attention to opioid deaths

By Teri Vance   A new display in front of the state Capitol is designed to bring awareness to the opioid crisis across Nevada and the nation. “Friday is International Overdose Awareness Day,” explained Samantha Szoyka, the youth program coordinator for Partnership Carson City. “We wanted to educate the community about this crucial issue. We [...]

2018-11-08T12:31:41+00:00August 30th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Residents drop off unused drugs, needles for disposal

By Teri Vance Hurl Mahurin lost his wife, Linda, to breast cancer in 2014. She was diagnosed at stage 4 three years prior, and the cancer eventually ate away at bone and tissue in her back and leg. “With the kind of pain she was in, they prescribed her tons of medications,” Mahurin said. “She [...]

2018-06-20T18:43:06+00:00April 28th, 2018|News, Prescription Drugs|

Partnership Carson City Drug Roundup April 28

Partnership Carson City’s biannual drug roundup will be held April 28. All pills must be brought in a bottle or plastic bag. Needles should be enclosed in a hard plastic container with a lid or cap, such as a coffee can or a laundry detergent bottle. WHAT: Prescription Drug Roundup WHEN: Saturday, April 28 • 9 [...]

2018-04-28T16:30:41+00:00April 24th, 2018|Community, News|

Nevada Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit

For those who were able to attend and participate in the Governor's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit in Las Vegas, thank you for your attendance and input.  For those of you who were not able to attend, thank you for your interest. Attached please find Governor Brian Sandoval's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit Summary of [...]

2016-12-06T14:40:56+00:00November 10th, 2016|Drug Info, Prescription Drugs|