At Partnership Carson City (PCC), our mission is to foster a healthy community by building strong families and successful youth through education, collaboration and the engagement of our citizens. Our vision extends these collaborative efforts, ensuring a community of mutual lifetime learning and supporting initiatives that enhance the well-being of children and families. As we commemorate Anti-Drug Day, we reflect on our ongoing commitment to reducing substance abuse and promoting mental health within Carson City.

The Global Significance of Anti-Drug Day

Every year, on June 26th, the world observes the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as World Drug Day. This day aims to strengthen action and cooperation towards achieving a world free of drug abuse. The theme for 2024, “The evidence is clear: invest in prevention,” underscores the importance of scientific, evidence-based approaches to drug prevention and treatment. This year’s campaign highlights the necessity of policies rooted in science, compassion and a deep understanding of the social, economic and health implications of drug use.

Our Work and Achievements

PCC’s journey began over a decade ago with a focus on combating the spread of methamphetamine. Since then, our role has expanded to support and organize a wide array of services throughout Carson City. We continue to fight drug abuse through initiatives like prescription Drug Round-Ups and sharing pivotal information all types of illegal drugs.

Our efforts are broad and impactful:

  • We conduct multi-source assessments to identify community challenges and strengths affecting children and families.
  • We facilitate cooperation between service providers, businesses and community members to support children and families.
  • We advocate for policies that reduce substance abuse and support health education.
  • We provide substance abuse and mental health education to community members, along with support for existing activities and services.

The Importance of Prevention

Investing in prevention is crucial. Preventive measures not only save lives but also reduce the long-term social and economic costs associated with drug abuse. By educating our community, especially the youth and offering support services, we can prevent the onset of substance use disorders. PCC’s efforts in mental health first-aid training, for example, equip people with the skills to assist those in need before situations escalate.

Take the Pledge

As we commemorate Anti-Drug Day, we invite you to join us in our mission. By taking the pledge, you commit to supporting evidence-based prevention strategies and fostering a healthier, drug-free community. Visit http://www.cbn.nic.in/en/pledge/ to take the pledge and become part of the global movement against drug abuse.