Vigil to Recognize and Prevent Overdose

To honor the upcoming International Overdose Awareness Day, the public is invited to a candlelight vigil this Thursday at Bob McFadden Plaza. The vigil begins at 7 p.m. and will feature a guest speaker and booths distributing information. Across the street, the Opioid Memorial Wall will be on display all week at the Capitol, on [...]

2019-08-27T15:49:42-07:00August 29th, 2019||

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|

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|

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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:14:57-07:00December 17th, 2018|Events, 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 [...]

2019-01-15T15:00:43-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Drug Info, News|

Life-saving class offered: Naloxone training

This training 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 law that protects people who administer the reversal drug. “So [...]

2018-11-05T16:02:07-07:00November 7th, 2018|, |

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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:17-07:00November 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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:26-07:00October 29th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Nevada opioid task force reviews statewide efforts

Combating opioid abuse has been one of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s top priorities over the last few years — and promises to remain one even as he enters his final months in office. The governor called a second meeting of his Opioid State Action Accountability Task Force on Wednesday to receive an update on the state’s four-pronged [...]

2018-05-24T20:03:26-07:00April 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|