Finding Stacia: A story of addiction and survival

Part III: A breath of new life   This is the third in a series about Stacia Nepper, the new deputy director for Partnership Carson City. She hopes her story of overcoming addiction will inspire others to seek help. Reach her or find additional resources at pcccarson.org.   By Teri Vance   In the chaos [...]

2020-01-17T11:34:57-08:00January 17th, 2020|Adult Health, Community, Events, Front Page News, Health, Meth, News|

Mock teen bedroom helps parents spot warning signs

Partnership Carson City youth high school program participant Nancy Mejorado, 17, is creating a mock teenage bedroom for parents and community leaders to better know how to spot drugs among youth belongings. The mock bedroom, which is Mejorado’s Carson High School senior project, opens to the public 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 22-23 at Partnership’s main office, [...]

Finding Stacia: A story of addiction and survival

Part II: Evaporating into the "meth cloud"   This is the second in a series about Stacia Nepper, the new deputy director for Partnership Carson City. She hopes her story of overcoming addiction will inspire others to seek help. Reach her or find additional resources at pcccarson.org.   By Teri Vance   Once the funeral [...]

Finding Stacia: A story of addiction and survival

Part I: Losing Anthony   This is the first in a series about Stacia Nepper, the new deputy director for Partnership Carson City. She hopes her story of overcoming addiction will inspire others to seek help. Reach her or find additional resources at pcccarson.org.   By Teri Vance   “Anthony’s gone.” The words floated through [...]

Free “Women Seeking Safety” workshop series being offered

Women who have experienced trauma in their lives are encouraged to join a free personal development workshop series open to the public starting Wednesday, Jan. 8. The evidence-based 12-week series offers attendees practical resources for living well. Be part of any or all of these workshops focused on increasing your individual strengths and coping skills. [...]

Free yoga series continues pain management

Anyone is welcome to join Partnership Carson City for its second free Wellness Yoga series Mondays at 5:15 p.m. for one hour at the Carson City Community Center. All ages and genders can attend to take a physical and mental break as well as approach pain management in a holistic way, said Hannah McDonald, executive [...]

2019-12-29T22:40:25-08:00December 20th, 2019|Community, Events, Front Page News, Health, News, Prescription Drugs|

Drug round-up collects hundreds of items

Connie Biba, of Genoa, drops off unused medications to Ron Swirczek, a board member of Partnership Carson City, during the fall drug round-up at Save Mart in Carson City on Oct. 19. Officials collected 273 pounds of medicine and 114 pounds of needles during the round-up event at three locations. In addition to the biannual [...]

2019-12-17T15:45:18-08:00October 28th, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Red Ribbon Week outreach talks to kids about being drug-free

Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Diana Alonso talked with third graders at Empire Elementary School on Tuesday. Students were encouraged to sign a pledge to be drug-free as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign. The campaign organization shares that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use [...]

2019-10-23T16:41:31-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Talking to kids about being drug-free

Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Diana Alonso talked with third graders at Empire Elementary School on Tuesday. Students were encouraged to sign a pledge to be drug-free as part of the Red Ribbon Campaign. The campaign organization shares that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use [...]

2019-10-23T16:37:35-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Community, Drug Info, Events, Front Page News, Health, News|

Next drug round-up is 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 [...]

2019-10-08T12:00:20-07:00September 18th, 2019|Events, Front Page News, News, Prescription Drugs|