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|

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|

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|

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|

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|