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October 2016 Newsletter

Join Us October 19 for a Workplace Drug Policy Presentation and Workshop 

Is your workplace drug policy up-to-date?

Join us for a FREE presentation and workshop. Learn how to keep your workplace safe and drug-free, avoid liability situations, and gain peace of mind in your day-to-day operations.

October 19, 2016
9 a.m. - noon
The Chamber
449 South Virginia St., 1st floor
Reno, NV

Space is limited. Email for more information.

Prescription Drug Round Up
Saturday, October 22

It's that time of year again! Get ready to safely dispose of your unneeded, unwanted medications at the Prescription Drug Round Up on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. 

Drop Off Locations

  • Raleys – 18144 Wedge Parkway, Reno
  • SaveMart – 4995 Kietzke Lane, Reno
  • Smith’s – 175 Lemmon Drive, Reno
  • Walgreens – 10370 N. McCarran Blvd., Reno
  • CVS – 680 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks
  • CVS – 5151 Sparks Blvd., Sparks

If you can't make it on the 22nd, you can take your medications to a permanent drop box located at Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, or the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. Click here for more information about the Round Up and permanent drop boxes. If you live outside of Washoe County, click here for a complete list of collections sites across the country.

Take Our Prevention Survey: 
$10 Gift Cards Given to
10 Random Participants

Every two years, JTNN collects data for a Comprehensive Community Prevention Plan. Please take a few minutes to provide your input by clicking the link below. Your information is confidential. If you'd like to be entered into the drawing for a $10 gift card, please enter your email address at the end of the survey.
Survey link

JTNN Welcomes Newest Team Member

JTNN has added a new member to its team and is excited to have him introduce himself!

Patrick George, Intern

Hello! My name is Patrick George and I'm excited to be JTNN's newest intern. I was raised in Palmer, Alaska and moved to Reno a year ago. I enjoy skiing, mountain biking, and trail running. I have an interest in preventative medicine and substance abuse treatment and have worked in pharmacy as a pharmacy technician in both retail and hospital settings since 2008. I am currently employed at a retail pharmacy.

I am enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno in the Community Health Sciences (CHS) bachelors of science program.  After finishing the CHS program at UNR, I plan on applying to Physician Assistant school.

JTNN interested me because substance abuse is a problem that not only harms the user, but also the people surrounding them. While at JTNN I hope to lean more about community based strategies that address substance abuse related problems as well as smaller scale provider interventions. 

Save the Date:
JTNN All-Coalition Meeting

The next JTNN All-Coalition meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3 at 10 a.m. at the Washoe County Administrative Center, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, Building C, in the Central Conference Room. 

For more information, please call 775-324-7557.

At-Home Drug Test Kits

If you work with clients who suspect their child is using drugs or alcohol, JTNN has a limited number of at-home drug test kits available for those who can't afford one.

Please contact for more information. 

News and Articles
Of Interest:

Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients

Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients

This Is America On Drugs: A Visual Guide

There Are More Opioid Prescriptions Than People In Tennessee

ASAM Patient Guide and Resources

Opioid Crisis in Rural Areas May Be Tackled Through Telemedicine

Colorado Offers Cautionary Lessons as Nevada Studies Legalizing Recreational Pot Use

Carfentanil: A Dangerous New Factor in the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Phone Apps are Predators' New Gateway, Parents are Warned

Drinking to Blackout

Prescription Painkillers are More Widely Used Than Tobacco, New Federal Study Finds

Bullying in Schools: What Parents and Kids Need to Know

Hey, Siri, Am I Drunk?

For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness

Colorado Tourism Officials Won't Promote Marijuana

Drunk as the Company You Keep?

Marijuana Use Rising as More People Think It is Safe

Study to Follow Children Through Teen Years to Look at Development, Substance Use

College Students Using More Pot, Fewer Opioids

Alcohol May Damage the Heart

In Colorado, a County Revolts Against Legalized Marijuana

Illegally Made Fentanyl Seems To Be Fueling A Spike In Overdoses

Kratom Will be Classified Like LSD

Risky Alone, Deadly Together
Check out the JTNN Calendar of Events here.

Click here for the JTNN blog.
Executive Board Members

Diana Lee, Chair, Community Member

Darin Balaam,
Vice Chair, Community Member

Roger Bahten, Secretary/ Treasurer, Washoe County School District

Joseph Burfield, Community Member

Dianne Drinkwater, Washoe County District Attorney's Office

Greta Engelbrecht, University of Nevada, Reno, Sanford Center for Aging

Tom Green, Washoe County Sheriff's Office

Judi Kosterman,
Brain Treatment Center

Sheila Leslie, Washoe County Social Services

Laura Newman, Community Member

Staff Members

Jennifer DeLett-Snyder,
Executive Director

Amber Johnson, Prevention Specialist

Ann Murdoch, Bookkeeper

Vacant, Youth and Community
Outreach Specialist

Jill Young,
Marketing Specialist

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This publication is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

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