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Our View: Face drug abuse head-on
Tuesday Feb 07 2012
It’s an epidemic –not the kind that sparks a zombie apocalypse portrayed these days in movies. Instead, the reality of teens abusing prescription drugs is just as drama ...
Granite Bay dad went undercover to bust his son’s dealer
Friday Feb 03 2012
Even two years later, Brad DeHaven has to turn away when he plays videos of his son shaking and writhing in pain as he experiences withdrawals from Oxycontin. Tears still well up ...
Prescription drug abuse among Placer County youth two times the national average
Friday Feb 03 2012
The Coalition for Placer Youth has a simple, but powerful message they are taking to parents in Placer County. Teens identify parents as the number one influence in their lives and ...
Is local teen prescription drug abuse a problem?
Thursday Jun 23 2011
Community officials had varying opinions about whether or not the community is facing a large teenage prescription drug abuse problem, and one Auburn teen said prescription drugs w ...
Prescription drug take-back event sends a strong signal to youth
Wednesday Apr 27 2011
The Coalition for Placer Youth, with the participation of the Placer Youth Commission, is organizing a countywide medication “take-back” event Saturday, April 30. It is part of ...
Community discusses teen drinking
Wednesday Mar 02 2011
An upcoming forum hopes to educate local youth and their parents about the dangers of alcohol. The Coalition for Placer Youth is hosting a teenage drinking public forum from 7-8:3 ...
Drug, alcohol test kits available at local schools
Tuesday Jan 18 2011
Several agencies in Placer County are hoping to prevent teen alcohol and drug use in the local community, and parents and students have mixed opinions. With a grant through the P ...
Event calling for drug drop-offs
Thursday Sep 09 2010
A national event will allow residents to dispose of unwanted medications Sept. 25. Locally, the Medication Take-back Day is a partnership between the Federal Drug Enforcement Admi ...
Program calls for drug drop-offs
Wednesday Sep 01 2010
An upcoming event asks residents to protect Auburn community members and their water from drugs. On Sept. 25 the city of Auburn is hosting a prescription drug take-back event in ...
Youth alcohol abuse challenges our community
Thursday Mar 18 2010
The youth drinking problem in the greater Auburn area is out of control. There is some good news and bad news that goes along with this fact. The good news is that local school ...
Placer coalition to prevent youth substance abuse receives federal grant
Thursday Dec 10 2009
The war against drugs is gaining ground in Placer County. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recently awarded a local Placer County coalition $625,000 for a pe ...
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