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 [...]

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 [...]

2019-04-19T16:02:39-07:00April 19th, 2019|Front Page News, 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 [...]

2019-04-19T14:45:03-07:00April 19th, 2019|Community, Front Page News, 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 [...]

2019-05-24T10:53:59-07:00April 18th, 2019|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|

Teens learn to spot signs of abuse

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. After watching a video in her freshman health class at Carson High School, Emily Tierney, 14, learned that some of [...]

2019-04-19T16:03:49-07:00March 31st, 2019|Community, News, Teen Health|

Submit Letter of Intent to Apply for Carson City grant funding

Carson City is now accepting Letters of Intent to Apply for their Community Services Grant Program. If you are a non-profit organization or government agency – you may qualify! Proposals must meet one of the following critical needs of the community: Mental health/substance or domestic abuse services Youth services Disabled services Health/dental services Senior services [...]

2019-03-08T15:54:14-07:00February 1st, 2019|Community, Events, News|

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|

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 [...]

2019-03-31T19:25:57-07:00January 11th, 2019|Community, News|