Coalition for Placer Youth

Our View: Face drug abuse head-on

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...