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 [...]

2019-01-15T14:59:53+00:00January 15th, 2019|Drug Info, Front Page News, News|

Eagle Valley students SOAR in service to others

By Teri Vance Patrons needing to check into the homeless shelter in Carson City will find a helpful surprise waiting for them. Students in Eagle Valley Middle School’s SOAR program assembled goodie bags containing water, juice, granola bars, socks, soap toothpaste and other toiletries for those seeking shelter at the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic [...]

2019-01-11T12:35:41+00:00January 11th, 2019|Community, Front Page News, News|

Life-saving class offered by Partnership Carson City

By Teri Vance A training offered by Partnership Carson City on Wednesday 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 of the [...]

2019-01-15T15:02:20+00:00December 17th, 2018|Events, Front Page News, 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+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Drug Info, 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|

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 [...]

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|