Saturday, Sept. 26 is Safe At-Home Drug Disposal Day

Partnership Carson City, founded to develop a healthy community, and other partners are educating the community about how to safely dispose of prescription drugs this Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at Smith's Food and Drug Store, located at 599 E William St. Additionally, Partnership will have a collection box for safe disposal [...]

Light Your Own Candle Virtual Memorial

Partnership Carson City is honoring those who have lost their life to an overdose with a Facebook live event Thursday, August 27 at 6 p.m. The event coincides with International Overdose Awareness Day. “This is a very real problem for many and especially difficult for those that have lost a loved one,” said Hannah McDonald, [...]

Deterra Pick-up Day for Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

Partnership Carson City, inspiring a healthy community by building strong families and successful youth, wants to provide you with the education and tools to dispose of your unused drugs in a way that won’t harm the planet or other people. Deterra bags as well as prescription and medication lock boxes are available for pick-up on [...]

2020-06-30T09:59:37-07:00June 11th, 2020|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|

Virtual Naloxone training

Join us for this life-saving learning opportunity! Partnership will be presenting a Naloxone training via Zoom on Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. This brief 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 [...]

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, [...]

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|

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|

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|

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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:17-08:00November 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 [...]

2019-02-02T10:15:26-08:00October 29th, 2018|Drug Info, News, Prescription Drugs|
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