Drug round-up collects hundreds of items

Connie Biba, of Genoa, drops off unused medications to Ron Swirczek, a board member of Partnership Carson City, during the fall drug round-up at Save Mart in Carson City on Oct. 19. Officials collected 273 pounds of medicine and 114 pounds of needles during the round-up event at three locations. In addition to the biannual [...]

2019-10-28T14:44:27-07:00October 28th, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Talking to kids about being drug-free

Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Diana Alonso talked with third graders at Empire Elementary School on Tuesday. Students were encouraged to sign a pledge to be drug-free as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign. The campaign organization shares that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use [...]

2019-10-28T14:42:20-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Next drug round-up is October 19

By Aly Lawson The next prescription drug round-up is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19 in front of both Save Mart Supermarkets, Smith’s Food & Drug Store and FoodMaxx. This event helps protect the community with proper disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications, syringes and more. The effort is [...]

2019-10-28T14:42:00-07:00September 18th, 2019|Events, News, Prescription Drugs|

Opioid video distributed across state

By Teri Vance A new video being distributed across the state is aimed at sparking a larger discussion about opioid addiction and ways to combat it. “It’s such a big epidemic in Nevada,” said Sam Szoyka, training specialist for Partnership Carson City. “But, at the same time, no one is really talking about it.” Partnership [...]

2019-09-18T10:14:27-07:00August 7th, 2019|Drug Info, News|

Drug roundup April 27

Help protect each other and our water supply by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes. As part of the federal Drug Roundup initiative, Partnership Carson City will set up drug roundup stations 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in front of both Save Mart [...]

2019-05-06T20:18:54-07:00April 12th, 2019|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

At-home drug disposal kits available

Partnership Carson City continues to provide a way for people to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at home. The DeTerra drug disposal kit has a container that allows a person to deposit unwanted pills or liquid, then add water. The absorption packet solidifies the drugs and makes them unusable, then the item can be thrown in [...]

2019-04-15T17:08:12-07:00January 15th, 2019|Drug Info, News|

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 [...]

2019-01-15T15:00:43-08:00December 3rd, 2018|Drug Info, News|

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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:17-08:00November 5th, 2018|Community, Drug Info, Events, 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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:26-08:00October 29th, 2018|Drug Info, 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 [...]

2018-11-01T17:31:17-07:00October 25th, 2018|Adult Health, Alcohol, Community, News|