TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) celebrates the month of April as National Alcohol Awareness Month. NCADD’s 2014 is “Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow,” designed to draw attention to the impact alcohol, alcohol-related problems and alcoholism have on young people, families and communities.
The month of April in Tahoe-Truckee will have special events with experts and community agencies to address underage drinking and drug abuse as a community issue.
Partnering agencies include; the Truckee Police Department, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Tahoe Forest Health System’s Wellness Neighborhood, Community Recovery Resources (CoRR), Narcanon of Northern California and the Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition.
Join moderator Andrew Whyman M.D. and five professionals for a panel discussion about the impact of alcohol and drugs on community youths at the Sierra College Truckee-Tahoe campus, Thursday, April 10, 4:30-6 p.m., titled “Underage Drinking and Drug Abuse As a Community Issue.” Learn how to establish and support healthy community behaviors. This is a free event and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
“Parent Education Night in Spanish” will take place at Truckee’s Community Recreation Center on April 10, 6:15-8:15 p.m. This presentation is geared toward Latino parents to join together and learn about education and prevention of teens alcohol and drug use. This presentation is in Spanish and will include a panel of professionals and youths. Transportation, free educational materials, food and childcare will be provided at no cost. Sign up for childcare by calling Heather Urrea Sullivan at 530-906-9556.
The last event will be an interactive live telephone town hall forum, “Keeping Our Teens Healthy and Drug Free.” The TT-FWDD Coalition will host this free telephone forum with experts from the North Tahoe/Truckee community on April 21, 7-8 p.m. This call is geared toward parents and community members to keep local youth safe from exposure of alcohol and drugs associated with summer and celebratory events.
Locally registered voters will automatically receive a call on their home phone that evening. If you are not a registered voter, only have a cell phone or want to call in, sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information call 530-546-1924 or visit www.ttfwdd.com.