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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 [...]

2018-09-21T18:06:17+00:00September 21st, 2018|Front Page News, 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 [...]

2018-09-10T17:51:35+00:00September 10th, 2018|Community, Front Page News, 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 [...]

2018-08-30T14:45:06+00:00August 30th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, Front Page News, 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|

Alleged Reno “pill mill” shines light on community drug problem

By Guy Clifton Addiction does not discriminate. It grabs ahold and tightens, oftentimes prompting even the most reasonable-seeming people to do unreasonable things to feed it. “You will see exceptionally wonderful people fall into that trap (of addiction) and go to extreme measures that they would never, ever conceive of themselves doing prior to addiction,” [...]

2016-09-04T22:21:59+00:00August 5th, 2016|Drug Info, News|

New Hope For Heroin Overdoses

Some time this year residents in Illinois will be able to buy, without a prescription, a drug that may reverse heroin overdoses. The drug is called Narcan or Naloxone. The Illinois legislature approved the sale of Narcan without a prescription and Walgreen’s pharmacists will dispense it. The ready availability of the drug comes as the [...]

2016-09-04T04:14:27+00:00May 13th, 2016|Drug Info, Heroin, News|

Colorado students get real-life lesson on marijuana

Visit NWA for information, video, and pictures. For Video Click Link Above  May 9, 2016, 8:16 AM|Colorado's governor is expected to review a bill that would require school campuses to allow non-smokable marijuana medicines like oils and pills, but only if the drug is provided by a parent, guardian or medical professional. Colorado was the [...]

2016-09-04T04:14:27+00:00May 9th, 2016|Drug Info, News, Teen Health|