Next drug round-up 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 [...]

2019-09-19T14:47:46-07:00September 18th, 2019|Events, Front Page News, News, Prescription Drugs|

Suicide awareness walk takes steps Saturday

By Aly Lawson The 13th annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope” suicide prevention awareness walk will occur Sept. 14 in the Bob McFadden Plaza, with registration starting at 9 a.m. Walk participants are asked to donate $20 per individual. All donations are used to help fund National Coalition for Suicide Prevention programs statewide. [...]

2019-09-19T14:37:43-07:00September 10th, 2019|Community, Events, Front Page News, News, Suicide Awareness|

Vigil planned to recognize and prevent overdose

By Teri Vance   The public is invited to a candlelight vigil Thursday at Bob McFadden Plaza in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. “The opioid epidemic is so huge, even in a town of our size,” said Samantha Szoyka, the youth program and outreach coordinator for Partnership Carson City. “As a community, we are [...]

2019-08-25T22:42:06-07:00August 25th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

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|

Campers learn crafts, life skills

By Teri Vance During a break at the Nevada Statewide Youth Summer Camp, Tyler Murray of Silver Springs tossed a football around a small circle of campers. While he said he enjoyed the activities, he mostly appreciated the sense of connection he's felt and the lessons learned about being vulnerable. "It's been a good getting [...]

2019-09-10T12:14:46-07:00July 9th, 2019|News|

Working long hours can increase your risk of stroke by 45%

A study released Monday in the Journal of American Heart Association found that working 10 hours or more a day, just 50 days per year, can increase stroke risk by nearly a third (29%). That’s as easy as working 8 a.m. to 6 p.m about once a week. And working 10 hours or more a day, [...]

2019-08-27T15:46:14-07:00June 30th, 2019|News|

Researchers close in on new depression mechanism

One key characteristic of clinical depression is anhedonia, the complete lack of pleasure in things and activities that used to be rewarding. A new study in rats has now uncovered an important biological factor that contributes to this state. The World Health Organization (WHO) state that across the world, more than 300 million people of all ages [...]

2019-08-27T15:48:47-07:00May 24th, 2019|Mental Health, News, Suicide Awareness|

Documentary sheds light on opioid addiction

By Teri Vance   Partnership Carson City is inviting the community to the premiere of “Voices of Opioid Addiction — A Retrospective” on Wednesday afternoon. “Opioids have become a scourge to Nevada families,” said Hannah McDonald, director of Partnership Carson City. “We’re hoping this film sheds light on the horrors of this drug and give [...]

2019-07-09T16:22:27-07:00April 19th, 2019|News|

Partnership Carson City calling for grant requests

Partnership Carson City is releasing a Request For Applications, and nonprofit or tribal entities are encouraged to apply for funds for primary prevention programs relating to substance-abuse prevention and education. The funds are provided through the Division of Public and Behavioral Health's Substance Abuse and Treatment Agency State General Fund and Federal Block Grant. “Please [...]

2019-07-03T11:34:38-07:00April 19th, 2019|Community, News|

Residents trained in administering drug to reverse overdose

By Teri Vance Drake Dembke has lost two friends to opioid overdose. One was dropped off by his friends in front of the emergency room, the other was left by the side of the road. “As a recovering heroin addict myself, I’ve seen what it does,” he said. “It sucks.” Working with the Life Change [...]

2019-07-10T16:05:29-07:00April 18th, 2019|News|