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September 2015 Newsletter

Prescription Drug
Round Up
Sept. 26 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The semi-annual prescription drug take back event will be held Saturday, September 26. Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring your unwanted and expired prescription drugs to a collection site for safe disposal. Sharps will also be accepted.

Many Northern Nevada communities are participating in the Prescription Drug Round Up, so please check with your local law enforcement to find a disposal site if you live outside of
Washoe County.
Drop Off Locations
Raleys - 930 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village
Raleys - 18144 Wedge Parkway, Reno
Walgreens - 10370 N. McCarran Blvd., Reno
SaveMart– 4995 Kietzke Ln., Reno
CVS - 680 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks
SaveMart- 9750 Pyramid Hwy., Sparks
Can't make the event? Check out these other options for disposal:

  • Crush prescription drugs in a seal-tight plastic bag. Add kitty litter or wet coffee grounds. Seal the bag and dispose in
    the trash.
  • Dispose in permanent drop boxes located in the lobby of Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Visit our website for more details.

Keep RX Drugs Safe and Out of the Wrong Hands

Prescription drug abuse is the use of medication without a prescription in a way other than as prescribed. An estimated 48 million people have abused prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, Xanax, Valium, Ritalin and adderall. Abusing these drugs can lead to adverse health effects
and addiction.

Here are a few tips to keep these drugs safe and out of the hands of those who may abuse them:

  • Lock up all prescription drugs at home.
  • Monitor the quantities and control access.
  • Set clear rules for teens about all drug use to include not sharing medicine and following the prescriber's advice and dosage.
  • Properly conceal and dispose of old or unused medicines.

Click here to learn more about prescription
drug abuse.

Learn How Opiate Blockers are Reducing Community Costs
by Lowering Relapse
Rates and Recidivism 

JTNN is partnering with the University of Nevada School of Medicine to offer a special training, “Medication Assisted Treatment - Opiate Blockers: The Impact on the Community” on October 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Emergency Physician, Michael Stackpool, M.D., Desiree Crevecoeur-MacPhail, Ph.D from UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and Sergeant Brad Rose from Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will discuss how opiate blockers are reducing community costs by lowering rates of relapse and recidivism and the substance use disorder treatment outcomes obtained by those who used the suspended release form of naltrexone (antagonist medication).

Attendees will also learn how to implement an antagonist medication into a county-contracted substance use disorder treatment system and the requirements to coordinate services.
This activity is approved for CME, CLE, CE and POST credits for physicians, nurses, lawyers, LADC's and law enforcement.
For more information and to register, please contact
Opiate Blockers: The Impact on Communities
Harrah’s Reno
Douglas Ormsby Room
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (dinner included)

News and Articles We're Reading:
Check out the JTNN Calendar of Events here.

Click here for the JTNN blog.

Seeking a Drug and Alcohol Evaluation? 
The Northern Nevada Evaluation Center, an arm of JTNN, is a nonprofit certified, court-approved drug and alcohol evaluation center. The center is located next door to JTNN at 505 S. Arlington, Suite 108, and can provide evaluations within 24-48 hours of an inquiry.
Call 775.329.5006 for information.

Executive Board Members

Diana Lee, Chair, Community Member

Darin Balaam,
Vice Chair,
Community Member

Roger Bahten, Secretary/ Treasurer, Washoe County School District

Kim Mazeres, Past Chair, Truckee Meadows
Water Authority

Joseph Burfield, Reno Police Department

Kate High,
Catholic Charities

Judi Kosterman,

Sheila Leslie, Washoe County Social Services

Jerry Miller,
 Drug Enforcement Administration

Laura Newman
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Sponsored (in part) by SAMHSA and/or the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency of Nevada (SAPTA).

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